Business and Shopping Districts
Montclair's six business and shopping districts offer unique experiences for visitors and residents alike.
The Upper Montclair business district is lined with Tudor-style shops and restaurants. The local cinema shows the latest feature movies as well as independent and arts films. Watch for sidewalk sales and family-friendly activities in Anderson Park. Need to charge your car? Use one of two charging stations in the municipal parking lot. The Upper Montclair Train Station on Bellevue Avenue makes for an easy commute to/from NY Penn Station. Just look for the 100-year-old clock at the intersection of Valley Road and Bellevue Avenue.
Watchung Plaza features one of the region's best independent bookstores as well as neighborhood shops, restaurants, and a super-popular coffee house that roasts its own beans. The Watchung Avenue Train Station provides commuters easy access to and from NY Penn Station.
A great area to grab lunch at one of the restaurants, delis or pizzerias along Valley Road – and charge your electric vehicle while enjoying your meal. Or pick-up your take-out and head out to Edgemont Memorial Park, a beautiful setting with a landmark WWI monument.
The Walnut-Grove area is home to several galleries, artisan bakeries, and wonderful restaurants, including an authentic Irish pub, a European bistro, an eatery serving New American cuisine and a restaurant featuring Haitian Creole dishes. The Walnut Street district extends to Grove Street where you’ll find more shops and restaurants. Enjoy the Montclair Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, from June through November, located in the Walnut Street train station parking lot.
Montclair Center, the township’s largest district, is where you'll find our world-class art museum, a top concert venue, a cinema showing art house and feature films, and hundreds of shops and cafés. The Montclair Public Library is just up the road on South Fullerton Avenue. Montclair Center has multiple decks and lots for parking.
Some call it Montclair’s best kept secret. The South End district is an area of charming small shops and restaurants and is home to the MLK Peace Garden.