West Orange is a small town in the heart of Essex County. The city has over 14,000 residents and offers many great schools for families with children. West Orange was founded by a group of entrepreneurs who established mills to take advantage of water power along the Passaic River.
They named it for William III (William of Orange), Prince of Wales at that time. Today, the community benefits from thriving commerce, entertainment and dining options as well as easy access to major highways like Route 280 or Interstate 80 which give an excellent driving commute time into New York City via Orangesburg Bridge.