Totaling a little over five square miles, and a population of less than 50,000, the township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, is located in Essex County. Due to its close proximity to New York City, it is considered a suburb of the Big Apple. The township has an urban feel with many residents owning their own homes.
Visit the Bloomfield Township Official Website
For information regarding the public schools in Bloomfield, please visit the district website: Bloomfield School District. Bloomfield College, four-year private liberal arts college is also located in Bloomfield.
Dining and Shopping
Italian, Caribbean, Mexican, Thai? Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find in Bloomfield. Rich in culinary and cultural diversity, Bloomfield has something for everyone. You can find listings for shopping and restaurants on Bloomfield Center’s website
Parks and Recreation
Brookdale Park covers over 121 acres in Bloomfield and Montclair, making it the third-largest park in Essex County. Watsessing Park, which is the county’s fourth-largest park, covers almost 70 acres split between Bloomfield and East Orange. You can find recreation information on the Bloomfield Township Official Website.
There are several bus and train stations conveniently located in Bloomfield that makes for an effortless commute into New York City, less than 16 miles away. The Bloomfield Shuttle Bus is available to transport commuters to the newly renovated Bloomfield Station located on Lackawanna Place, which is a stop on NJ Transit’s Montclair-Boonton Line, servicing riders on a direct trip to many destinations such as Hoboken and New York.
The Bloomfield train station is located off of Bloomfield Avenue in the downtown area. Click on the link for New Jersey Transit for up to the minute commuter information. There is also bus service to Newark Liberty Airport.
Newark Liberty Airport is about 7.5 miles from Bloomfield.