For a combination of big-city amenities and neighborhood charm, rent an apartment in Irvington, New Jersey. A city just shy of 60,000 people, Irvington is large enough to provide modern conveniences, but it has managed to maintain a sense of community with local and nearby parks, recreational services and special events for all residents.
With an area of close to three square miles, any Irvington apartment you choose will be close to parks and opportunities for outdoor fun. Take advantage of the many services provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. Sign up the children for cheerleading, basketball, karate and other sports. They can also take arts and crafts classes and get help with their homework. While the kids are at practice, you can take your own sports classes, such as aerobics, karate and more.
Get the whole family out of the apartment with a picnic in Irvington Park. For even more fun, take the six-mile trip to South Mountain Reservation. Spend the day hiking along the trails, watching the animals at Turtle Back Zoo, admiring Hemlock Falls or fishing at Diamond Hill Pond. A little further from your Irvington apartment, but still only nine miles away, is Eagle Rock Reservation. Here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the New York City Skyline while dining on a four-star meal at the Highlawn Pavilion.
Any Irvington apartment is only about three miles from Newark, so you can easily explore Newark on any given day. Try some different shops and restaurants or visit one of the many attractions in the city, such as the Newark Museum Ð the largest museum in New Jersey. In the summer, cool off at the scenic Mountain Creek Water Park, which has more than 26 rides and was once rated one of the top 7 water parks in the country by the Washington Post. In the winter, stay active and have a blast skiing, snowboarding and sledding in Mountain Creek.
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