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Westfield, New Jersey is a classic town for modern families. Noted for its beautiful downtown area, excellent school system, and convenient commute to New York City, it offers residents the attractions of fine suburban living with an easy route to metropolitan New York. A large segment of its residents commute daily to business in New York and Newark. Excellent train and bus service combined with easy access to the metropolitan highway network provides commuters with fast and efficient transportation. View a YouTube video showing why you’re going to love this Town!

Award-Winning Downtown

With its charming, Great American Main Street award-winning downtown and prestigious school system, Westfield is a town that all residents can be proud to call home. The Victorian and Colonial-style homes that reflect its rich historical character complement the broad, tree-lined streets of this small picturesque community. Within this peaceful landscape, you will find lush parks and golf courses, and an endless array of recreational facilities for children as well as adults.

Downtown Westfield is a vibrant shopping and dining destination, home to:

Over 450 fine stores, restaurants, and services
Trader Joe’s
Urban Outfitters
Discover Westfield’s unique shops, stylish boutiques, and delicious upscale and casual eating establishments.

Settled by immigrants from Europe in 1720, Westfield was once a popular trail for the Lenni-Lenape Indians whose heritage remains in the names of many existing streets and parks. Originally known as the West Fields of Elizabethtown, the community gradually took its own identity and finally, in 1903 was incorporated as the Town of Westfield. It is a developed community of 6.29 miles with 211 acres devoted to parks.

Westfield has been able to sustain the residential tradition begun in the late 19th century, with several areas officially designates as historic. The town continues to draw prosperous residents to its attractive neighborhoods, many of whom are:

Famous artists and musicians
High government officials
Sports personalities
Wall Street and pharmaceutical executives
Maplewood, NJ- Maplewood is a Township in Essex County, NJ. As of the 2020 United States Census, the township’s population was 25,684.
Maplewood is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.

At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor for a one year term, and another to serve as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor has the responsibility of Chair for the Township Committee meetings with voice and vote. The Mayor is considered the head of the municipal government.

The Township Committee is the legislative body of the municipality. It is under these powers that the Township Committee has the responsibility for passing laws that affect the Township. The Township Committee is also an executive body. Under this form of government, the elected Township Committee sets policy and overall direction for the Township.

The Township staff, under the direction of the Township Administrator, carries out Committee policy and provides day to day services. The Township Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer and is accountable to the Township Committee.

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