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About City of Orange Township, New Jersey
The City of Orange, first settled in 1780, was named after England's ruling house, the House of Orange. The railroad first came to Orange in 1836, transporting freight and passengers from Orange to Newark.
Orange is a city of 2.2 square miles. Small in size, but large in scope! The New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 280 have not only opened the entire state to us, but also made the greater metropolitan area market only minutes away.
Over 33,000 residents...and growing! Orange's diverse population includes the availability of qualified skilled workers.
Business & Industry
Orange was formerly known as the "hat manufacturing capital of the world." The old structures have been converted to such diverse uses as commercial printing, photographic processing, building material supply, assembly and light manufacturing businesses. The ease of access to markets and affordable facility costs make Orange especially attractive to small-to-medium-sized businesses.
Orange is most well known for its culinary offerings. Our highly rated restaurants boast a variety of cuisines including Spanish, Mexican, Creole, Southern, West Indian, and some of the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic.
Branches of many of the region's major banks are located in the central business district, including Hudson City Bank, Washington Mutual, Bank of America, and PNC Bank.
Form of Government
Mayor - Council. City Council consists of four (4) ward representatives and three (3) at-large representatives.