Roseland is a charming and quaint residential town, perfect for raising a family. What attracts families from all over is the safe environment, reasonable taxes and great school district. It’s also a very close-knit community. Many residents move back, saying that the town has retained much of the charm after so many years.
Roseland has a number of housing options that include condominiums, ranches, and even multi million-dollar custom homes. Many residents decide to stay in town when they upgrade. The most notable neighborhood in town is the Holmehill section, best-known for its tall trees, shady and narrow winding roads, and a variety of larger and older homes. Many houses are separated by stone walls that date back to the 17 and 1800’s. It’s not uncommon to share property with a family of Fox or deer. It’s truly a one of a kind neighborhood in a highly sought after town.
Parks & Recreation
Roseland is home to the 1,361-acre West Essex Park, which runs along the Passaic River on the westernmost part of the borough. The park includes an environmental center, driving range and miniature golf, boating and canoe landings and a nature trail, lined with botanical and historical information.
Other parks in town include Bond Force Memorial Park, Tedesco Park, and the Harrison Complex.
Roseland offers one of the best recreation departments in the area. The program provides access to state of the art grounds and facilities across town that include tennis courts, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer fields, and a skating rink.
If golf is your game, Roseland is surrounded by a number of private country clubs and golf courses. These include, Essex Fells Country Club, Crestmont Country Club, Essex Country Club, and Rock Springs. There is also a small private 9 hole, par 27 course in town.
Roseland is in proximity to three different malls, the closest being Livingston Mall, followed by Short Hills and Willowbrook malls. There is a small town center filled mostly with small family friendly restaurants and small mom and pop shops.
When it comes to mass transportation, Roseland features the DeCamp Bus Lines which offer two weekday rush-hour buses to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. It takes about 68 minutes to get from Roseland to NYC by bus.
Newark Airport is a quick 15 minute drive down route 280.
If you’re looking to get into the city by train you’ll have to drive to neighboring South Orange or head over to Montclair.