An Overview of Avondale, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Avondale, NJ at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some information on the area.


Avondale is located in the township of Nutley in Essex County. It is a 38-minute drive to Manhattan, NY, and less than a 20-minute drive to Newark, NJ. The Third River makes up the western border of the community. 


Avondale has a history of artists living in the area. The Nutley Historical Society even created a historical walk through the area known as the Enclosure, where many of these artists lived. 

The Vreeland Homestead was built in 1702 and belonged to the VanGieson family. Bastian Van Giesen was a Dutch artist and one of the area's first settlers. British sympathizers used the house during the Revolutionary War, and for this reason, it was seized by Captain Abram Speer of the British Army. Speer then sold the homestead to John M. Vreeland in 1783. The Vreeland house is located on Chestnut Street just over the Third River. It currently serves as the Woman's Club and has since 1912. 

Other homes to former artists in the area included:

  • 1853 - the John Hay House
  • 1872 - the Frank Fowler House 
  • 1872 - the Albert Sterner House
  • 1888 - the Baron Von Strom House
  • 1904 - the Earl Stetson - Crawford House

Some of the notable artists in the area included:

  • Frank Fowler
  • Frederic Dorr Steele
  • Frederick Dana Marsh and his wife, Alice Randall
  • Albert Sterner
  • Arthur Hoeber
  • Earl Stetson-Crawford


The neighborhood of Avondale, NJ, is primarily middle-income with an almost non-existent rate of poverty. The occupational breakdown of the area's population is the following:

  • 33.7% executive or management 
  • 24.8% sales or service
  • 22.8% manufacturing or labor
  • 18.7% assistant or tech support

The area is full of parks and playgrounds. Many surround the Third River, such as the Booth Park. Other parks in the area include:

  • Yanticaw Park
  • Frank Cocchiola Playground
  • Monsignor Owens Park
  • Glotzbach Memorial Park
  • Branchbrook Park
  • Flora Louden Park


In combining the neighboring areas that make up the Nutley township, Avondale, Franklin, Younticaw, and Glendale, the population was 28,370 in 2010.  The average income per household was $76,167. The racial breakdown of the area was the following:

  • 82.5% white 
  • 2.21% African American
  • 11.82% Hispanic or Latino
  • 9.95% Asian
  • 0.01% Pacific Islander
  • 0.13% Native American
  • 2.97% other races
  • 2.22% two or more races

At least 20.4% of Avondale's residents were born outside of the country, and a large amount identifies with having Italian ancestry. Other ancestral roots of the residents are the following:

  • 37.5% Italian
  • 10.9% Irish
  • 7.2% German
  • 5.8% Dominican
  • 5.7% Puerto Rican
  • 5.1% Brazilian

See Related: The History of Delawanna, NJ

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