Welcome to Roseland
All the charm of a small town with the allure of a big city.
Nestled within western Essex County, this borough of nearly 6,000 people has become one of the most coveted places to live in New Jersey. Starting as a part of the Horseneck Tract and made up of several municipalities, Centerville was renamed Roseland in 1874 and has established its spot in New Jersey ever since.
Consistently ranked among the top home choices, Roseland is a long-standing matter of personal pride for the people of Jersey. This serene and welcoming town has been rewarding its residents with local events and welcoming newcomers with major attractions for decades. Today’s Roseland is a perfect picture of Americana.
What to Love
- Fun and family activities at Funplex
- Take in nature with a stroll through Branch Brook Park
- Hiking trails and New York City views at Eagle Rock Reservation
Roseland’s locals have come to embrace this location as one of the pillars of New Jersey. With nature all around and a convenient distance from anything they might need, residents have long appreciated the opportunities and feeling of community that Roseland offers. Not only is there the feeling of a tight-knit community, but a sense of history and reverence for those who built the area.
One of the main reasons that Roseland is so beloved is its serenity. The peaceful landscape combined with the city lifestyle produces a luster that few towns can ever duplicate. Those lucky enough to walk through the town can understand that proud nature almost immediately. There are few places in New Jersey (or the world) like Roseland.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining around Roseland can be a memorable experience. With a wide-varied group of eateries available, there are few meals you can’t find in the area. The Highlawn has been a big part of the dining scene for years, and the menu features many top-shelf items.
For Italian flavor, New Jersey staple La Cucina Piccola offers some of the most established meals alongside daring new choices. It’s a chance for diners to sample some of the most unique and delicious foods from Italy.
When it comes to a night out, few meals offer the feel of a good steak dinner. That’s where Jim Johnston’s Steak House comes in. This respected location has served patrons for years and has no issues bringing happy diners back for more. Steaks at Jim Johnston’s are more than a meal, they are a part of Roseland.
To mix shopping with dining, a trip to the Shops at Riverside has all one would need. Between the bevy of stores and the abundance of food, this mall turns any day into an unforgettable event.
Things to Do
People rave about Branch Brook Park, and with good reason. This majestic county park in Essex County has 360 acres of the most beautiful land most people have seen. Adorned with cherry blossom cheers, this park was established in 1895 and stands tall as a piece of New Jersey pride to this day.
In terms of acres, most people will be in awe of the South Mountain Reservation. At 2,110 acres, this massive nature reserve along the Rahway River looks like a painting. Carved among the backdrop is a barrage of hardwood trees, streams, and ponds. It’s one of the most breathtaking sites in the state.