New York Post Pens Love Letter To Montclair: “Only Suburb For True New Yorkers”

The New York Post joins a long list of NYC publications lauding Montclair as the place to move when you are ready to leave the city. The paper’s real estate section heralds Montclair (“the winsome New Jersey township 12 miles west of Manhattan”) as “the only suburb true New Yorkers will even consider.

Everyone from chef Meny Vaknin (Marcel/MishMish/Luisa) to the new MC Hotel gets a shout out. Montclair’s notable residents — Late Night host Stephen Colbert and makeup maven Bobbi Brown (now of The George Hotel) also get a nod, as well as the town’s rich arts and culture offerings.

Montclair’s appeal comes with an increase in housing prices — median sales price went up from $650,000 five years ago to $760,000 now, according to realtor Roberta Baldwin, co-owner of the Keller Williams NJ Metro Group.

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  1. We moved to Montclair in ’08, moving away one month ago today with a handsome profit on our townhome, and loved our experience until over-development turned it into another Hoboken. We miss a number of restaurants – Fascino, Turtle and the Wolf, Corso, Zeugma, and of course the Meny trio all come to mind. We don’t miss the parking nightmare, the struggle to drive half a mile south of Watchung Avenue, and the destruction of South Willow Street. We’ll be interested to see if the new hotel actually attracts people – I’m still skeptical.

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