Our Communities

They say it’s all about location – and Montclair State’s suburban location is ideally situated for connecting you with communities that range from our vibrant hometown to the city that never sleeps.

It begins with Montclair itself: a postcard perfect college town filled with cafes and bistros, shops, movie theaters, restaurants, and even a nationally recognized art museum.

For a change of pace, there’s always plenty to explore in the bustling neighboring towns of Bloomfield, Clifton, and Little Falls.

Crave an urban buzz? Montclair State is just 14 miles from all the excitement of New York City. Hop a train from a campus station to catch a play, shop, visit a museum, or hit a hot new restaurant or club. And we’re minutes away from Newark – New Jersey’s largest city and a hub for pro sports, big name rock concerts, and more.