The quickly growing community of Livingston New Jersey has much to make it appealing to potential home buyers. With excellent Blue Ribbon schools, including the award-winning Livingston High School, one of the best in the state, families find Livingston a place they are proud to be residents of. An excellent education system, a thriving arts and culture scene and beautiful historic buildings throughout the community all combine to make it a superb place to look for a house. For those in the market for homes for sale in Livingston NJ, the community offers a range of options.
Homes for sale in Livingston NJ appeal to affluent buyers who want to enjoy the suburban lifestyle with close proximity to the city. This Essex County community is less than 25 miles from New York City, with several public transportation options to the heart of the Big Apple. Homes available in Livingston range from comfortable single-family homes to large estates on spacious lots. In addition, the city offers several condo and apartment complexes with homes for sale.
According to the Garden State Multiple Listing Service, the average selling price of homes for sale in Livingston NJ in 2013 and early 2014 was $661,800. That compares to an average sales price of $593,487 in 2012, representing an average 11.45 percent increase in home prices. Home prices are selling at or close to their listing prices on average.
Because of the growth of the community and the demand for properties here, Livingston real estate continues to command an excellent price. Prices of homes for sale in Livingston NJ during 2016 the average priced home for a 3 bedroom home was $671,000 vs. 2017 $709,000. Homes were on the Livingston NJ real estate market for an average of 49 days in 2017 compared to 63 days in 2016..
The Community Coach bus line runs through the center of Livingston and straight into Port Authority in NYC. If driving is your thing, Route 280 will access the Lincoln, Holland or GW bridge. Commuter parking passes are available for the South Mountain Arena in West Orange. Call the Essex County Department of Parks at 973-268-3500. NEW to Livingston is the Livingston Express Shuttle. A service for residents and non-residents that will shuttle you to the South Orange Train Station from the Livingston Mall. The cost is $2.00 each way.
The Livingston School district continues to show a high level of student achievement and ranks among the top school districts in New Jersey. The US News and World Report just released Best High Schools in NJ 2017.There are six elementary schools – Burnet Hill, Collins, Harrison, Hillside Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Riker Hill – Livingston has two middle schools- Mount Pleasant and Heritage and one high school Livingston High School.
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Buyers who are in the market for Livingston NJ homes for sale want an experienced team of real estate professionals on their side to provide personal, passionate service. Sellers who have homes for sale in Livingston NJ want a team of sales professionals with a proven track record of success. Joanna Parker-Lentz, Jodi Rubenstein, and Robin Benjamin have the combined skills to provide this level of service to both buyers and sellers in New Jersey. Their success in the world of media has given them great interpersonal and sales skills, and that means success for buyers on both sides of the selling equation. Contact them today at their Short Hills office of Coldwell Banker to learn more about how they can help with your buying and selling goals.
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