The Valley Arts District
The Valley Arts District located in the historic Valley neighborhood straddles the urban-suburban border of Orange and West Orange. The Valley is well known for its unique identity, rich history, popular Italian restaurants, convenient location and emerging arts district as seen in The New York Times. The vibrant and growing Valley Arts District is home to award winning restaurants, live music, theaters, galleries, unique artists studios and so much more.
Neighborhood Features Include:
• A prime location in an emerging arts district
• 2 blocks from the NJ Transit Morris & Essex – Morristown Line and Gladstone Branch, with access to Newark, Hoboken and Midtown Manhattan within 30 minutes
• Access to highways I-78 and I-280
• Close proximity to Montclair, Livingston, Glen Ridge, Newark, South Orange and West Orange
Living at the Hat City Lofts means that you will have lively entertainment and wonderful restaurants right around the corner. And with a growing commercial and business presence, you will soon wonder how you could have lived anywhere else!
The Valley’s Renaissance
The Valley Arts District is the fruit of an innovative community redevelopment effort HANDS called the Valley Renaissance. Its renaissance is a constantly evlolving process: we have completed work on several buildings and welcomed new businesses, organizations and events to the neighborhood, laid the groundwork for additional projects, and know that these efforts will inspire even more innovative, creative affordable and sustainable redevelopment down the road.
HANDS is leading the renaissance in the Valley neighborhood with creation of 100 Art Spaces that will remain affordable for the long term. Residents and visitors can now enjoy theatre, arts education, locally grown foods, affordable artist live-work space, public art, and live music all within easy walking distant of each other and public transportation.
All You Need to Know About the Valley Arts District
Read HANDS’ booklet : The Valley Arts District – A Valley Renaissance for more info.
View the anchor organizations who are bringing these historic buildings to life. Click here.