The town of Westfield is located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately seven miles southwest of Union and 13 miles southwest of Newark. It is situated in Union County and considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. Westfield apartments for rent can easily be found across the town's 6.72 square miles of land and offer attractive options for joining the growing population of more than 30,400.
Westfield was first settled during the late 17th century, originally considered part of Elizabeth Township. The township of Westfield was formed in January 1794 and was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. Westfield was later officially incorporated as a town on March 4, 1903, replacing Westfield Township.
The town is made up of nine distinct neighborhoods, each one offering unique charms of its own. Downtown Westfield is known as a regional destination in New Jersey, with more than 200 retail establishments and 400 commercial enterprises. Westfield overall is a particularly family-friendly town, with approximately 30 percent of its population younger than 18 and more than 43 percent of its households with children younger than 18 living with them.
People living in Westfield apartments and visitors can take advantage of a wealth of area attractions. Downtown Westfield is a particularly popular spot within town, as it provides a pleasant shopping environment featuring a mix of independent stores, boutiques and national stores. Visitors to the downtown area can also find more than 40 restaurants and casual dining establishments here. The community comes together with the annual FestiFall and the Spring Fling festivals, among numerous other town events.
The town is also proud to provide its residents with numerous parks that are popular spots for day trips with family and friends. Other popular Westfield and nearby attractions include Miller-Cory House Museum, Branch Brook Park, Washington Rock State Park, Crane Phillips Living Museum and Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary.
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