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Nutley Is a Mid-Sized Town with A Big City Feel

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

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There Are Many Interesting Aspects of Nutley

With such a close proximity to Newark and New York City, Nutley has become a desirable alternative for many homeowners than the steep cost of living inside the cities. With over 27,000 residents, Nutley is a town that continues to grow and adapt to the changing times with new retail opportunities for locals, employment opportunities, and modern schools. Nutley's history also can be an attractive aspect of the town. Much of this area served some purpose or aid to the Continental Army seeking independence from the British during the American Revolution. The town's stories, relics, and relative exhibits are on display by the Historical Society at the Nutley Historical Museum in a former schoolhouse constructed on Church Street. 

Affordability for Housing

When you consider the expenses of living in the city beyond the often-steep utility costs, many potential homeowners needed to assess the worth of their properties and where they could get more for their money. While there is a distinct allure of living in New York City and its immediate surrounding areas against any of the boroughs, you can expect to pay a much higher ultimate cost for this convenience. The median costs of a home in NYC are $624,000, which significantly overshadows Nutley's expected median home prices at $445,000. 

While the median cost of homes in Newark sits somewhere beneath both of these amounts at $320,000 plus, there are distinct drawbacks to choosing the city lifestyle over the less demanding suburban town feel that Nutley provides. The position of Nutley can make the commute to either of the mentioned larger cities reasonable. Saving money on living space means having more options for new neighbors to find the home of their dreams in a welcoming community that our SERVPRO team shares with our customers.

Retail and Cultural Experiences

Being centrally located between several colleges, including Montclair State University, Essex County College, and Bloomfield College, Nutley has become more accommodating to a more youthful customer base's tastes and desires. While this has shown itself in several facets, specific retail chains and unique shops have begun to find their way into the community to bolster the local economy. That is what makes trade show events and craft sales like the annual Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show such a popular draw with residents of all ages.

The arts have been on the rise over the past several decades. Because of the welcoming atmosphere among the population, local artists, musicians, and craft workers have had venues to showcase their respective talents. Smaller galleries and art-themed activities can exhibit budding creators but also provide space to explore untapped potentials. Some of these places include venues like Bee N Crafty Art Gallery and the Magic Art Center.

Diversity of Cuisine

Many cultures have found their way into Nutley and established some of the most authentic restaurants you can find outside New York City or downtown Newark. In many ways, the diversity of potential food options can directly correlate to how residents and tourists feel about the town. In this regard, Nutley exceeds the traditional fast food and franchise restaurant scene's reach to offer an array of unique dining experiences.

You cannot have a town considered an extended suburb of New York City without an assortment of positively reviewed Italian restaurants like Bella Luce or Napoli Trattoria & Pizzeria. Beyond these expected spots on Franklin Avenue, Nutley also offers well-reviewed and highly regarded eateries with various cultural backgrounds, including Turkish, Thai, Lebanese, and Japanese. This diversity reduces the need for people to commute more significant distances to larger municipalities for authentic cuisine. A special Shout-Out is reserved for Ralph’s Pizzeria, located toward the north end of Franklin Avenue. A World Ranked Pizza.

A Town That You Don't Want to Leave

Perhaps one of Nutley's most impressive features is how many generations of families begin and continue here. There are multiple 3rd and 4th generation families, such as the former mayor of the town, Joseph Scarpelli, whose family initially settled in the area in the 1890s. Their children were all raised in Nutley and continue to live here. It is a town that is hard to leave because you have a sense of community that comes from the growing population never altogether losing the small-town charm.

History helps to solidify Nutley's allure for its current and future residents, such as it is one of the places where sharp-shooting Annie Oakley settled down in 1892. Perhaps one of the most famous homemakers of all time, Martha (Kostyra) Stewart, grew up in Nutley as well. Another local resident of note, Steve Lamprou, elevated sports and education to an exceptional level.

Protecting Nutley Businesses with Fast Water Extraction Solutions

Water removal is one of the most vital components of successful water restoration and mitigation for commercial structures. With medical facilities, warehouses, and manufacturing buildings in many areas of Nutley, we must respond quickly to where the emergency occurs at all times of the day. Our SERVPRO professionals have stocked trailers and production vehicles ready to mobilize after the first notice of loss to our staffed emergency line.

Standing water presents multiple threats to the property, especially when exposed materials are porous and readily able to absorb pooling. Hardwood and engineered flooring, despite their finish like varnish, polyurethane, or lacquer, cannot prevent water penetration after a brief period. Carpeting is among the most sensitive to this threat, and water can begin damaging padding and underlying subflooring after a brief exposure period.

Removing this surface water requires a combination of helpful tools available in our inventory of industry-leading recovery equipment. Most commonly, removing standing water involves wet vacuums, submersible pumps, and specialty extractors like carpet wands. The choice in which tools get used on a recovery task gets made when our technicians first arrive, and job scoping for the restoration begins.

With the likelihood of burst pipes in freezing conditions that could damage your business or lower levels standard for storage, SERVPRO of Nutley / Bloomfield stays ready to help in an emergency. We can offer fast and efficient extraction solutions to get drying efforts started promptly for your facility. Give us a call today at (973) 662-0062.

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