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Discover Houses for Rent in South Orange, NJ

A thriving suburban community in the New York City Metropolitan area, South Orange, N.J., has it all - arts and culture, fine dining and an eclectic blend of historical trappings still in use today. Those searching for homes for rent in the area can locate an option among the town's diverse architecture styles, and New York City commuters can look forward to raising their families in a community that emphasizes education and the arts.

3 Interesting Things that South Orange Renters Should Know

  • While the origins of the town's name are unknown, it became home to English settlers in the late 1600s and was incorporated in 1869.
  • New York City commutes are simple with South Orange's transit options, including two New Jersey Transit rail stations that offer a 30- to 40-minute commute to Manhattan's Penn Station. Newark Liberty International Airport is about a 20-minute drive away.
  • Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade attend public schools in the South Orange-Maplewood School District, shared with the neighboring town of Maplewood. Seton Hall University also adds a college town flavor to South Orange.

Top Resources for Renters in South Orange

  • The town's official website is where to start if you're a new resident looking for up-to-date information on civic services and public events.
  • The South Orange Patch and its Facebook page are great places for locals to access news coverage or participate in community discussions.

Things to Do in and Around South Orange

Just walking around South Orange can be a sightseeing tour in itself - the town's architecture is incredibly varied, with sizeable representations of every style used in Mid-Atlantic U.S. homes since the 1800s, including Victorian, Tudor, Colonial, Ranch, English cottages and mansions with Mansard roofs. It's also one of the only towns in the U.S. to still use gas for its street illumination lamps. The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents a variety of music, theater, dance and family-friendly programs all year-round and has a five-screen movie theater.

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Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town starting at $2897

Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town starting at $2897

New York, NY 10009 (14.62 miles)

Price: From $2,711

(347) 748-9611

Beds: 1 - 5+, Baths: 1 - 2

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Gaslight Commons

Gaslight Commons

South Orange, NJ 07079 (0.13 miles)

Price: $1,955-$5,438

(973) 852-3409

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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The Avenue at South Orange

The Avenue at South Orange

South Orange, NJ 07079 (0.12 miles)

Price: From $1,700

(973) 813-7457

Beds: Studio - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Richfield Village

Richfield Village

Clifton, NJ 07012 (8.88 miles)

Price: From $925

(973) 813-7454

Beds: Studio - 2, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Elizabeth

Furnished Studio - Elizabeth

Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (7.21 miles)

Price: From $1,680

(908) 425-4171

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio  - Meadowlands

Furnished Studio - Meadowlands

Rutherford, NJ 07070 (9.76 miles)

Price: From $1,776

(201) 942-5377

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Hanover

Furnished Studio - Hanover

Whippany, NJ 07981 (8.70 miles)

Price: From $1,785

(973) 210-7293

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Mill Run at Union

Mill Run at Union

Union, NJ 07083 (2.38 miles)

Price: From $995

(908) 481-1713

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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