N.J.'s 'Brooklyn West' suburbs drawing NYC residents

MAPLEWOOD — A wave is hitting New Jersey from the East, and local realtors say it’s landing in Essex County.

Maplewood and South Orange have been unofficially dubbed “Brooklyn West.” Realtors throughout the area say the towns are attracting hoards of new residents from the NYC borough, and some have started capitalizing on the trend.

“When we hold an open house (in Maplewood), on average, about 80 percent of the people who attend are from Brooklyn,” Amy Harris, a Keller Williams realtor said. Last month, Harris teamed up with a local lending agent and interior designer to run a bus trip from …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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