Westfield, NJ Real Estate News

By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Mother Nature appears to be throwing quite the winter party this weekend in Westfield. The National Weather Service has already put out a winter weather advisory for Union County. They say to look out for slick roads this weekend. If you start to feel a little down from the cold winter weather, might I suggest a nice cup of tea to warm you up? How about a traditional afternoon English tea put together by our local historical society? They host their Westfield British Tea event next month and would love for you to join them.What: Westfield British TeaWhere: Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (314 Mountain Ave)When: Wednesday, February 5th, 12 pmCost: $35 for members/$40 for non-membersContact: Westfield Historical Society (908) 654-1794 or via emailWestfield British TeaDo you love ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
My Westfield neighbors make me so proud to live here. We believe in giving back to the community. Even in a country as great as ours, over half a million men, women, and children are homeless on any given day of the year. Almost 9,000 of them live in New Jersey alone. With temperatures hitting the near-freezing mark overnight right now, that makes life even more difficult for these individuals. Presbyterian Church Westfield asks for donations to help them put together toiletry kits for the homeless on the upcoming Westfield MLK Day of Service.Westfield MLK Day of ServiceDr. Martin Luther King believed in serving the community. He challenged us all to think about what we could do for others. After all, helping other people in your community also helps you. So, by doing something for thos...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
For years, people enjoyed making fun of New Jersey as "less than" its neighbors. Let's face it. Shows like MTV's "The Jersey Shore" did us no favors. (Gym, tan, laundry anyone?) Last month, the New York Post published an article about the level of education residents of each state plus DC achieved. They named the Garden State as the smartest state in the country.Smartest State in the USA: New JerseyThe New York Post's article cited a study that SmartHome.org put together. Smart Home used Census data to compile information about the education levels of the residents of each state. They also took into consideration the SAT and ACT scores and high school graduation rates gleaned from the Department of Education stats. New Jersey ranked at the top of the list with a total score of 337.8. Ou...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Even though Christmas is still five days away, it wouldn't hurt you to plan how to perform your clean-up afterward. Most HOAs frown on Christmas decorations left up past a certain time frame after the holidays. Some families make defrocking the tree a time-honored post-Christmas tradition. Any way you slice it, your decorations need to come down at some point. What do you do with tree afterward? Schedule a Westfield Christmas tree pick-up.Westfield Christmas Tree Pick-UpThe Westfield High School Band and Choir offers its services to help you dispose of your Christmas tree after the holidays. For just $20 per tree, students come to your house, pick up your tree, and transport it to our local conservation center for recycling. You have until December 27th to register for their services.Mo...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
We're coming down to the wire. With just 11 more shopping days until Christmas, you need to tackle your gift list now. If downtown Westfield features prominently in your Christmas shopping this weekend, enjoy a bit of holiday fun in the process with some Westfield Extravaganzalorious 2019 festivities.What: Westfield Extravaganzalorious 2019Where: South Ave Train Station in Downtown WestfieldWhen: Saturday, December 14th, from 4 pm to 5:45 pmContact: Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield Extravaganzalorious 2019Before you walk out your door to go shopping, put on your ugliest Christmas sweater. Then, head over to the South Ave Train Station. Starting at 4 pm, Chippey the Elf and local writer Kenneth Waddell meet with the public to share Chippey's humble beginnings....
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
We now have less than three weeks until Christmas Day. With a late Thanksgiving, the time to shop before Christmas feels much shorter than normal. Forget online shopping. Avoid long lines at the big box stores. Instead, support our local businesses by shopping at any of our downtown Westfield stores. To encourage the idea of keeping things local, the Downtown Westfield Corporation created a Westfield Elfie Selfie Contest. Take a pic. Win a prize.What: Westfield Elfie Selfie Contest 2019Where: Various Downtown Westfield BusinessesWhen: Now through December 29thContact: Downtown Westfield Corporation (908) 789-9444 or via emailWestfield Elfie Selfie Contest 2019When you go shopping in downtown Westfield this month, you might find that mischevious Elf on a Shelf lurking inside some of the ...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
I'm very proud to say that I've been a member of the Westfield Area Y Men's Club for many years now. Since its inception in 1947, this non-profit philanthropic group has raised millions of dollars for local charities and organizations. Our annual Christmas tree sales fund the majority of our efforts. So, once you finish up fighting off the Black Friday crowds, get some rest. Then, come to the Westfield Area Y Men's Club Christmas tree lot on Saturday to purchase your family's Christmas tree this year.What: Westfield Area Y Men's Club Christmas Tree LotWhere: Elm St Athletic Club (across from Stop & Shop)When: Nov 30th to Dec 23rd (or until supplies run out), 9 am to 6 pm weekends, 5 pm to 9 pm weekdaysContact: Scott Gleason (me) via emailWestfield Area Y Men's Club Christmas Tree Lot 20...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Thanksgiving's less than a week away. After you fill up on turkey and all the trimmings, how do you plan on spending the rest of your time? Fill your weekend with holiday cheer by shopping, decorating a gingerbread house, taking a photo with Santa and the Mrs., and watching the official Westfield tree lighting ceremony. That should get you in the Christmas spirit.Westfield Tree Lighting & More Holiday FunGingerbread House Decorating ContestFirst off, let's talk gingerbread. It seems that everybody loved last year's inaugural contest. So, organizers brought it back for this year. Savory Spice hosts 2019's Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. If you saw last year's entries, then you know that this contest accepts more than just gingerbread houses. Last year's winners included recreations...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Anyone who's lived through a Westfield winter knows just how cold it gets here. We experience sub-freezing temperatures quite regularly. That means bundling up in your warmest winter clothing simply to go about your regular daily life. However, financial hardships cause some people to forgo winter clothing in order to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, share your blessings by joining the Westfield Coat Drive 2019. Spread your holiday cheer to those less fortunate.What: Westfield Coat Drive 2019Drop-Off Location: Westfield Police Station (425 E Broad St)When: Now through 7 pm on December 8thWestfield Coat Drive 2019A couple of weeks ago, I discussed the food drives going on in Westfield throughout November. (The firefighter f...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
I understand that we just celebrated Halloween last week. And Thanksgiving's still three weeks away. But, the end-of-the-year holidays always feel like a rush. Before you know it, we'll be opening presents underneath the Christmas tree. If you still have people on your holiday shopping list that you need to get presents for, stop by the Westfield Sip and Shop 2019 at Holy Trinity School next Friday.What: Westfield Sip and Shop 2019Where: Holy Trinity School (336 1st St)When: Friday, November 15th, 5 pm to 10 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Holy Trinity School (908) 233-0484Westfield Sip and Shop 2019Last year's Sip and Shop event was such a success that the folks at Holy Trinity School decided to host another one this year. Dozens of local vendors set up booths at the school filled with holid...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
After the sugar rush of Halloween, it's time to take a breath and take stock of all that we have to be grateful for in our lives. Thankfully, most of us count a roof over our heads and food on the table among our many blessings. Unfortunately, not everyone in our area can say that. One thing that makes me proud of the community in which I live is that we never shy away from a chance to give back. The Boys Scouts and our local firefighters both hold Westfield food drives this month. Please give generously to both.Westfield Food DrivesScouting for FoodOn November 2nd, members of our Westfield Boy Scout troop plan on leaving donation bags at local residences. Place non-perishable food items inside. Then, leave them out on your front porch for pickup between 9 am and 12:30 pm on November 9t...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Do you enjoy winding down your workday with a glass of beer? Then I've got an event you won't want to miss. In just over a week, the Westfield Craft Brew Fest 2019 comes to town. With 40 breweries lined up, you're sure to find something that satisfies your tastebuds.What: Westfield Craft Brew Fest 2019Where: Westfield Armory (500 Rahway)When: Saturday, November 2nd, 6 pm to 10 pmAdmission: $15/Designated Driver & $65-$70/General AdmissionContact: Westfield Hops via emailWestfield Craft Brew Fest 2019These 40 breweries offer up more than 100 fine craft beers for guests to sample at the Brew Fest. Valenzano Winery and Señor Sangria bring samples of their wines as well. But you need something in your stomach other than alcohol. Luckily, Angry Archie's Seafood, Bearded One BBQ, and Ma & Pa'...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
It's apple-picking time here in the Northeast. That means warm apple cider, delicious apple tortes, and good old-fashioned American apple pie. In honor of our city's upcoming 300th birthday, the historical society hosts Westfield AppleFest 2019 at the Reeve History and Cultural Center this Saturday.What: Westfield AppleFest 2019Where: Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center (314 Mountain Ave)When: Saturday, October 19th, 12 pm to 4 pmContact: Westfield Historical Society (908) 654-1794 or via emailWestfield AppleFest 2019Some of the festivities guests enjoy at AppleFest include fun children's games, Westfield history quizzes, live music from local band Save Mary, and storytelling. While the Apple Cafe promises some tasty apple-themed treats, they also plan on serving up an All-American...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Did you know that jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland? Also, they didn't start out as carved pumpkins. (Ireland had no pumpkins.) Instead, the Irish carved turnips. Irish farmers hollowed out turnips, gourds, beets, and potatoes. Then, they carved faces into them and placed an ember inside. This was to ward off any evil spirits on All Hallow's Eve. When the Irish came to America, they brought this tradition with them. Over time, they transferred their carving from turnips to pumpkins. Pick yourself up a pumpkin or two at the 2019 Westfield Pumpkin Patch hosted by FUMC to ward off evil spirits at your house this Halloween.What: Westfield Pumpkin Patch 2019Where: First United Methodist Church lawn (1 E Broad St)When: October 12th to 31st, 10:30 am to 6:30 pmContact: FUMC Westfield (908)...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Last year, Westfield hosted its very first festival to honor its native son, Charles Addams, creator of The Addams Family cartoon series. Everyone enjoyed it so much, that organizers decided to expand it even further for AddamsFest 2019. It pretty much takes over the entire month of October now. The first of several events taking place this month is happening right now: the Westfield Haunt Your House Contest. Judging starts up next week. But, that's only the beginning. There are so much more creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky festivities awaiting anyone who dares to partake.What: AddamsFest 2019Where: Various Locations Around WestfieldWhen: October 17th to 27thContact: AddamsFest Organizers via emailAddamsFest 2019Gomez's Dynamite Model RailwayAny fan of the comic and/or TV series kn...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Earlier this week, Fall officially arrived. In just a few days, October begins. You know what that means. Time for AddamsFest to take over our fair city. Part of the festivities includes the Haunt Your House Westfield Contest 2019. Do you have what it takes to claim the "Spookiest House in Westfield" title this year? Sign up for the contest and prove your worth.Haunt Your House Westfield Contest 2019Registration for this fun AddamsFest activity opened up on September 13th. If you want to be a part of the contest, you must register online before close of business on October 4th. Organizers welcome all homeowners to join. Spaces are limited. So, sign up as soon as possible.RulesJudges only consider decorations viewable from the street. Put your home's best face forward. Decorate your West...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
I believe an active lifestyle helps promote a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. I also believe in helping others whenever possible. Several years ago, we found out that my sister-in-law, Diane, had Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We watched this terrible disease attack her body. But her spirit remained strong. We don't want others to see their loved ones experience the devastating effects of this disease. That's why we choose to participate in Bike MS NYC 2019.Bike MS NYC 2019The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has made it its mission to stamp out this disease. They provide funds for research into finding a cure for MS. But they also offer support to individuals and their families living with MS. One way they raise money for all that they do is through events like Bike MS. And that's...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Summer's almost over. The kids have gone back to school. The weather already started mellowing out. We may even start seeing the leaves turning color soon. Autumn officially starts on September 23rd. Come bid adieu to summer and welcome autumn at the Westfield Festifall 2019 on Sunday, September 22nd.What: Westfield Festifall 2019Where: Downtown Westfield (Quimby/Elm/Prospect/Broad)When: September 22nd, 10 am to 5 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (908) 233-3021 or via emailWestfield Festifall 2019For the last 30 years, the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed pumpkin spice and everything nice with their Festifall event. More than 300 vendors showcase their wares to the public. This makes for a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. Or grab...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Westfield, New JerseyReal Estate in WestfieldWestfield is a lovely small town in Union County, New Jersey and a home to over 30,000 residents. The town is bordered by six different municipalities including Mountainside, Springfield Township, Garwood, Cranford, Clark, and Scotch Plains. Like most towns in the region, Westfield has a main road that hosts different local businesses along with various residential developments and commercial districts that were built along this primary thoroughfare.Real estate in Westfield is mostly single-family homes in family-friendly suburban neighborhoods. There is also a few private subdivisions, golf communities, and luxury neighborhoods featuring beautiful custom-designed homes with lavish furnishings and exquisite architecture found in the community...
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By Scott Gleason, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(RE/MAX Select)
Our Westfield ladies are very stylish. With companies like Lord & Taylor, J McLaughlin, and Jude Connally to choose from, it's no wonder! Trends may come and go, but classic beauty is eternal. If you like keeping up with the latest trends in today's fashion world, make plans to attend the 2019 Westfield Fashion Show on September 8th.What: 2019 Westfield Fashion ShowWhere: James Ward Mansion (169 E Broad St)When: Sunday, September 8th, 12 pm to 2 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Jamie Lemberg, Downtown Westfield Corp (908) 789-9444 or via email2019 Westfield Fashion ShowFor its final Second Sunday event of the year, the Downtown Westfield Corporation invites all fashionistas to watch their very own fashion show. Ready for fall? Find out what latest fall trends you should expect to see on our mo...
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