When many in New Jersey think of Westfield, they think of its homey vibe and cozy Dutch colonial architecture of the strolling green hills and comfortable winding roads. However, among neighboring New Jersey counties, Westfield is even better known for its impressive youth and adult recreation programs. With nine municipal fields and parks in town and tennis facilities at Elm and Walnut streets, Westfield also boasts the Tamaques Reservation, which is the largest recreation center in town, offering 106 acres with a football field, a baseball field, and extensive land to jog, picnic, or stroll with family.
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New York City and the Metropolitan Opera might be just an hour away, but Westfield is not short on culture of its own. The town is home to the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, a regionally known orchestra with a six-concert season, performing at the Summit High School Concert Hall and around Eastern New Jersey. Supported by the New Jersey Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts, the orchestra also offers extensive educational outreach to area youth. They not only provide a great evening out for residents, but make Westfield an excellent place to be a young musician.
The jewel of Westfield is its charming downtown. Hosting the convenience of major chain stores like Gap, Williams-Sonoma, and Starbucks to name a few, the downtown also offers the small-town charm of the Rialto Theater, an art theater featuring the classic details of an Art Deco marquee and a full offering of the newest and best Hollywood and independent feature films. In addition, downtown Elm Street famously hosts a row of delicious culinary treats, with locally owned restaurants like the Sweet Waters Steakhouse, known for their steaks, martinis, boutique wines and amazing French onion soup.