Learn about Livingston

The township was named for William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, with his family's coat of arms as its seal.

Today, around 28,000 people live in this suburban community, which lies around an hour from New York City. Its school system, which had last been nationally recognized in 1998, and other programs have been drawing new residents to the town. Its population has maintained a level of diversity while the residents continue the tradition of community volunteerism.

Although largely a bedroom community, there are many stores and restaurants located in Livingston, in three main shopping areas.

The first area is located in the center of the town. It stretches along Livingston Avenue from Route 10 to Northfield Avenue. Historically, the area has been dominated by small local stores, but retains some chain stores including Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and ShopRite. With the addition of Livingston Town Center, classified as mixed-use development, new restaurants have opened as well, adding to the large number of locally owned establishments.

The second area is the Livingston Mall located at the south-western corner of the town. Macy's, Lord & Taylor and Sears department stores are anchors in the original three wings of the mall. The fourth wing was added in 2008 as a new home of Barnes & Noble.

The third shopping area is located on Livingston's outskirts on the western side. It begins the Route 10 shopping corridor that extends to East Hanover. The corridor is home of many major big-box stores such as REI, Home Depot, and Costco. Many restaurants are located here, including both chain restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and locally owned delis and restaurants. Many of these stores are located within East Hanover's border.

There are two large and well-known supermarkets in town, the aforementioned ShopRite and King's, but are complemented by other large stores including the Rt 10 Farmer's Market and Cost Plus World Market. Additional food stores such as Kam Man Food (an Asian food supermarket), and Whole Foods are located in neighboring towns.

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4 Burnet Hill School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Riker Hill Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Harrison Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Mt Pleasant Elementary Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Collins Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Hillside Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Heritage Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Liberty Middle School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Livingston Sr High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Aquinas Academy Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Jewish Community Center Metrowest Ross Campus Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Sinai Schools Maor Private/Charter
N/A Jewish Community Center Of Metro West Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Tutor Time Childcare Learning Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Clock Work Learning Center Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Horizon School Preschool - 9th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Newark Academy 6th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Sinai Special Needs Institute-Maor Private/Charter
N/A Stepping Stones School - The Arc Of Essex County Preschool - 2Nd Grade Private/Charter
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