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Overview of South Orange

South Orange may be a small town, but it has a big personality. South Orange apartments for rent are perfect for families and individuals seeking a laid-back lifestyle without wanting to give up the convenience of being within minutes of plenty of amenities and recreational options. South Orange is home to plenty of family-friendly attractions such as Cameron Park and The Baird. Sports, recreation and arts and culture are all available at these neighborhood amenities. The Baird, which is a Tudor-style home turned into a recreational center, also boasts a senior facility, theater and the Pierro Gallery of South Orange. Despite the abundance of amenities, South Orange is only home to about 16,200 people.

Living in South Orange

After finding South Orange apartments for rent, you'll notice the community is extremely livable. AreaVibes gave South Orange a score of 79 for its amenities, stable housing market, booming economy and great education system. During the summer, residents will be able to attend free outdoor concerts or productions at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre or Flying Ship Productions.

There are several spots around town near apartments in South Orange designated on the state and/or national historic registers, so it's a great place to live for people who are looking for a unique charm.

South Orange Apartments and Cost of Living

The cost of living in South Orange apartments for rent is 28 percent more than the average of the rest of the state, and the overall cost of living is 35 percent more than the state's average. Like most other communities in the area, South Orange is pricey compared with the rest of the nation: AreaVibes rates it as 73 percent more expensive than the nation's average.

Residents won't have to shell out too much cash for transportation in South Orange. While the average commute time is 6 percent longer than the rest of the state, the cost of a gallon of gas is on par with New Jersey's average. However, people living in South Orange apartments will have no problem getting to amenities and recreation on food. According to WalkScore, the town received a score of 91, making it a "walker's paradise."

Apartments in South Orange Work and Study

There are plenty of opportunities for employment throughout the region for people looking at apartments for rent in South Orange. Some of the largest job providers in the area include Mass General for Children, Activewolds, American Renal Holdings, Anna Jaques Hospital, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and Super Media. Students moving here can attend Seton Hall University, which offers 60 majors and welcomes 10,000 students each year.