An affordable town rich in small-community feel, Verona, N.J., is a great place for New York City commuters who want to raise their families outside of the din of the metropolis. Once ranked the third-best place to live in the state by New Jersey Monthly, Verona offers a dazzling variety of picturesque homes for rent.
Interesting Things a Verona Renter Should Know
Settled in 1702, Verona was finally incorporated as a township in 1907.
Verona has a variety of public transit options. Several New Jersey Transit system buses carry commuters to Newark and Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal, which are only about 10 and 20 miles away, respectively. Train stations also operate out of neighboring towns Montclair and Little Falls, and the Newark Liberty International Airport is also a short drive away.
Several scenes of the HBO drama "The Sopranos" were filmed around Verona.
Students are served by the Verona Public Schools district from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Top Resources for Renters in Verona
Verona's official website is a good place to start for new residents. It contains information about community organizations, recreational facilities and opportunities for new residents.
The Verona-Cedar Grove Times publishes its online edition with NorthJersey.com and also maintains a Twitter page, with multiple tweets a day keeping residents up to date on the latest Verona news.
MyVeronaNJ publishes local news, events and community happenings on its highly interactive website.
Things to Do in and Around Verona
Verona boasts an array of fantastic parks, including the 408-acre Eagle Rock Reservation - a fantastic spot to go hiking - and Kip's Castle Park, a cultural center featuring an actual castle. The Verona Pool is its own small water park, featuring an Olympic-size swimming pool and two water slides. There are a number of tasty dining options along Bloomfield Ave., and nearby New York City offers some of the best cultural, sports, shopping and dining experiences in the world.