Montclair, New Jersey http://www.montclairnjusa.org/
Unlike cookie-cutter Levittowns built after World War II and designed around the automobile, leafy and architecturally eclectic Montclair is a “railroad suburb,” which first began attracting commuters in 1856, the year train service was introduced. That means most houses are close to commercial areas. “There are three ice-cream shops you can walk to!” reports Kyle Dowd, 12, who recommends Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream on Bellevue Avenue. With its century-old trees and pedestrian-friendly Main Street shopping areas, the town is a perfect Hollywood backdrop. The NBC series Ed set scenes at Montclair High, and Analyze This and The Devil’s Own were shot here. And New Jersey’s favorite family show, The Sopranos, is “always” filming around town.
Residents do not need to leave Montclair to find culture, food, or shopping. The Clairidge Cinema and the Screening Zone on Bloomfield Avenue feature Angelika-grade art-house and independent films. The town has its own art museum and four local theater companies; the week The Elephant Man opened on Broadway, the 12 Miles West Theatre Company offered its own rival production. There are eighteen public parks and two nature preserves within the town borders. Ask anyone to choose their favorite local restaurant (there are more than 35 of them), and chances are they’ll say Leone’s, a family-run Italian joint.
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