Livingston is a bustling community, enjoyed by residents of all ages.
Livingston is a thriving Essex Country town, home to continuously top-ranked public schools as well as many vibrant community and sports programs for its 27,000+ residents. Situated approximately 20 miles from Manhattan, Livingston offers a desirable suburban lifestyle within commutable reach for those who work––or play––in the big city.
Within Livingston’s 14 square miles are more than 470 acres of parks and trails for residents to enjoy. You’ll often find companions walking together around the high school oval, socializing at one of the two public pools, or giving furry friends some exercise at the popular dog park. If sports are your thing, Livingston has many outdoor basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, as well as a skate park, a charming fishing pond, and playgrounds for the little ones.
Commuters enjoy Livingston’s proximity to main thoroughfares and public transportation, including busses to NYC and a shuttle from the Livingston Mall to the South Orange train station. Routes 280 and 10 are nearby, connecting residents to wherever they need to go. Working parents have many options for daycare and programs, including accredited private businesses as well as programs run in affiliation with one of many houses of worship.
The Livingston Community Center provides an impressive array programs, events and experiences ranging from Preschool through Zumba for seniors¬¬—all of which can be found in its seasonal program guide. Both the local YMCA and the JCC offer various fitness, craft and social options, including before- and aftercare programs for school-aged children.
Livingston residents proudly support the local shops that line Livingston Avenue, Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Northfield Road. Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, indulge in a mini-spa day, or browse hand-crafted fine jewelry, you can find it all easily in Livingston. With a plentitude of conveniences, including dentists, orthodontists, doctors and even St. Barnabas hospital and ambulatory center, you hardly need to leave the town’s boundaries unless you want to.
Single family homes are common in Livingston, but for those who may prefer a community lifestyle, Livingston boasts many condominium developments such as the Regency Club, The Enclave, Cider Mill, Livingston Town Center, and The Point—a 55+ community. For renters, Livingston offers several options, including ParkVue at Livingston, Cedar Street Commons, and The Hillside Club.
Livingston is a bustling community, enjoyed by residents of all ages. You’ll commonly see kids on bikes, joggers logging miles, and families cheering on their kids’ teams at the sidelines. The public library is a gem, with a gorgeous rotunda and an impressive selection of books and community programs. It is located in the high school complex and is quite popular with teens in the hours immediately after dismissal.
With all Livingston has to offer, it’s no wonder the township remains one of New Jersey’s most desirable communities.
Famous past and current Livingstonians include: Jason Alexander, Chelsea Handler, Chris Christie and Wendy Williams. Plus, Jay-Z and Beyonce drop in once in a while.