Welcome to Montville
About 30 miles west of New York City is a much quieter town with woodsy neighborhoods and one of a kind estates built among hills and lakes. With a population of approximately 22,000, Montville was recently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live in the United States. This small town is a great place for those seeking larger homes with substantial yards at lower prices and taxes. With good schools, rolling greens, and tons of cultural and outdoor activities, it is no wonder the families are flocking to this close-knit community.
- Five elementary schools (Cedar Hill, Hilldale, Valley View, William Mason, and Woodmont)
- Robert R. Lazar Middle School
- Montville High School
Montville is just over 30 miles west of New York City and about an hour car ride on 280 East. Commuters can take a 30 to 40 minutes bus ride from the Willowbrook Mall to the Port Authority. There is also a train station in Towaco that will take commuters into the city, with a switch of trains in Montclair or Secaucus. Highways in the area include Routes 80, 287,202, and 46.
Restaurant and Shopping
Montville has no town center or big-box stores but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great restaurants in town. Family owned Columbia Inn, Joes and Harrigans are popular among residents and have been around for over 30 years. The prestigious Willowbrook Mall in Wayne is only 10 minutes away and there is also a commercial strip along route 46.
Arts and Recreation
With a beautiful view overlooking Montville Township, Montville’s Amphitheater located at the Community Park is an area for outdoor education classes, concerts, and movies. Nearby, the Barn Theater, a community theater, has been presenting musicals and plays for over 85 years.
In addition to the multitude of cultural activities, Montville offers several parks, town-sponsored leagues/activities, athletic fields/courts, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, and playgrounds. Montville Township also offers a Dog Park just under an acre, with two separate fenced-in areas for larger and smaller pups.
- Montville Community Park (athletic fields, turf fields)
- Camp Dawson (fishing pond, hiking trails, playgrounds, athletic fields)
- Masar Park (fishing pond, playground, roller hockey rink, athletic fields)
- Community Park (Athletic courts/fields, hiking paths, and trails, playground, beach volleyball court)
There are still hints of farming throughout the township including the greenhouses and nurseries at Condurso’s Garden Center, a family farm for more than 80 years, or the pick-it-yourself pumpkin patches at Conklin’s or Bader Farms. Montville is also home to Lake Valhalla club, a scenic swim club dating to the 1930s, that includes a grand clubhouse and a 90-acre lake for swimming and sailing.