About This Place
Upper Montclair is an unincorporated area and neighborhood within Montclair in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07043. It is often misperceived, even by Montclair residents, to be a separate town from Montclair, perhaps aided by this postal designation.
As of the United States 2000 Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07043 was 11,915.
The commercial zone at the center of Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair Business District is home to several restaurants and shops. Unlike many of Montclair's other commercial zones, it has chain stores like Starbucks, Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Cold Stone Creamery, Supercuts, CVS and local chains such as Tinga Taqueria and Frederic Goodman Jewelers. Despite the recession, the area in 2009-2010 saw the opening of several new national and local merchants. Notable among these businesses are Crookhorns Menswear at 242 Bellevue Avenue, Chyten Tutors & Test Preparation, MountainWall Massage Works, The Sun Spa, The Beauty Bar and Edward Jones; these merchants now occupy space in a newly-refurbished building at 622-24 Valley Road that was once home to the Olympic Shop Department Store. Montclair Station Restaurant & Bar also recently opened in the historic Upper Montclair train station. Upper Montclair also has both a park, Anderson Park, and a railway station, Upper Montclair, nearby. There is a post office here.