VALLEY ARTS DISTRICT
The Valley Arts District
Located on the border of Orange and West Orange around the NJ Transit Highland Avenue Train Station, the Valley Arts District is a fifteen-square-block area dedicated to the arts and creativity. Bordered by South Valley Road on one side and Scotland Road on the other, it runs five blocks north-south and two blocks east-west along the New Jersey Transit train line through Orange and into West Orange.
This area was once considered the hat-making capital of the world and is full of empty factory and warehouse spaces that are being repurposed into loft living spaces and creative workspaces for local artists and entrepreneurs.
In addition to the many restaurants and businesses already thriving in the neighborhood, new businesses and organizations opened their doors, and the momentum will continue to inspire more innovative, creative affordable and sustainable redevelopment down the road.