It's no wonder that folks are heading home to Westfield, N.J. The New York Times called Westfield the place “where small town meets urban,” and WalletHub ranked Westfield in the top 20 of the “Best Small Cities in America.” Gannett New Jersey (USA Today) voted Westfield as the best downtown shopping destination. Just a stroll down Westfield's picturesque downtown, and you'll agree. There is something truly special here. It's also the perfect place to break in your new shoes, due to its walkability score!
It's a leisurely stroll to your favorite coffeehouse, yoga studio or antique shop. Everything is within walking distance—from your bank and drugstore to your beautician, optician and dog groomer. You'll find familiar names like Gap, Starbucks, Trader Joe's and Williams-Sonoma and local boutiques only in Westfield, such as Brummer's Homemade Chocolates, Jay's Cycle Center and Just Bead Yourself. Dining options abound, and include an array of nationalities: Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, American—casual and gourmet. Enjoy the bottomless brunch at Sweet Water Steak House, beer tasting at NosVino, and pumpkin pie spice lattes at Ahrre's Coffee Roastery. Whatever you're craving, you'll find it close to home.
From street fairs to free concerts in the park, you'll also find plenty to do. The arts are alive, with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, the art deco Rialto Theater, the Westfield Community Players, and many other performing arts groups. Nature lovers will enjoy Westfield's nine parks with picnic areas, tennis courts, gardens and nature trails.
Then, when you're ready to venture further, it's so easy! Westfield Woods is convenient to New Jersey's major roadways, including Routes 22 and 28, I-78, and the Garden State Parkway. The Raritan Valley line of NJ Transit Rail takes you from the Westfield Station to Newark Penn Station in just about half an hour.
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