The West Ward’s 55,000 person population resides in the historic neighborhoods of Fairmount, Lower and Upper Roseville, Westside Ivy Hill and Valisburg. The ward features several parks and public recreation facilities that make each neighborhood a place where community thrives. The economic corridors of South Orange Avenue, Orange street and more serve as major retail shopping strips in the Ward. Here you will find a diverse set of shopping options and restaurants that hold many Caribbean and West Indian flavors that make these areas an exciting place for tourism and culture.

Anchor Institutions

Rutgers UMDNJ


The Urban League of Essex County

Masjid Ali K. Muslim

Fairmount Neighborhood Association

Georgia King Village (residents)