Montclair is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:
- The Anchorage – 155 Wildwood Avenue (added 1988)
- Anderson Park – SE corner of Bellevue and North Mountain Avenue (added 2009)
- Joseph Bardsley House – 345 Park Street (added 1988)
- Bradner`s Pharmacy – 33 Watchung Plaza (added 1988)
- Carnegie Library – Church Street at Valley Road (added 1988)
- Casa Deldra – 35 Afterglow Way (added 1988)
- Central Presbyterian Church – 46 Park Street (added 1986)
- J. M. Chapman House – 10 Rockledge (added 1988)
- Cliffside Hose Company No. 4 – 588 Valley Road (added 1988)
- Congregational Church – 42 S. Fullerton Avenue (added 1988)
- Israel Crane House – 110 Orange Road(added 1973)
- Eastward – 50 Lloyd Road (added 1988)
- Egbert Farm – 128 N. Mountain Avenue (added 1988)
- Henry Fenn House – 208 N. Mountain Avenue (added 1988)
- First Methodist Episcopal Church – 24 N. Fullerton Avenue (added 1988)
- Free Public Library, Upper Montclair Branch – 185 Bellevue Avenue (added 1988)
- Frank Goodwillie House – 17 Wayside Place (added 1988)
- Haskell’s Bloomfield Villa – 84 Llewellyn Road (added 1988)
- House at 147 Park Street – 147 Park Street (added 1988)
- The House that Lives – 83 Watchung Avenue (added 1988)
- Marlboro Park Historic District – Roughly along Fairfield Street, Waterbury Road, Montclair Avenue, and Watchung Avenue between N. Fullerton and Grove Streets (added 1988)
- Marsellis House – 190 Cooper Avenue (added 1988)
- Miller Street Historic District – Miller and Fulton Streets between Elmwood Avenue, Elm and New Streets (added 1988)
- George A. Miller House – 275 Claremont Avenue (added 1988)
- Montclair Art Museum – 3 S. Mountain Avenue (added 1986)
- Montclair Railroad Station – Lackawanna Plaza (added 1973)
- Mountain Avenue station – 451 Upper Mountain Avenue (added 1984)
- Mountain District – Roughly bounded by Highland, Bradford, Upper Mountain and Claremont Avenue (added 1988)
- Mulford House – 207 Union Street (added 1988)
- Pine Street Historic District – Roughly bounded by Glenridge Avenue, the NJ Transit Boonton Line, Pine and Baldwin Streets (added 2000)
- Post Office Building, Upper Montclair – 242-244 Bellevue Avenue (added 1988)
- Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Horticultural Center – 474 Upper Mountain Avenue (added 1980)
- M. F. Reading House – 87 Midland Avenue (added 1988)
- Red Gables – 99 S. Fullerton Avenue (added 1988)
- Charles S. Shultz House – 30 N. Mountain Avenue (added 1979)
- S. C. Smith House – 40 Northview Avenue (added 1988)
- St. Luke’s Church – 69 S. Fullerton Avenue (added 1988)
- Stone Eagles – 60 Undercliff Road (added 1988)
- Upper Montclair station – 275 Bellevue Avenue (added 1984)
- Van Reyper-Bond House – 848 Valley Road (added 1979)
- Von Schmid House – 580 Park Street (added 1988)
- Watchung Avenue station – Park Street (added 1984)
- Allyn Wight House – 75 Gates Avenue (added 1988)
Montclair has six distinct commercial zones:
- Montclair Center, centered on the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue, South Fullerton Avenue, Glenridge Avenue and Church Street, is the township’s main commercial zone. This intersection is also known as Six Corners. It is home to some of Montclair’s largest stores and restaurants and features many upscale restaurants and boutiques near the center of this commercial district. Near the eastern end of this district is Lackawanna Plaza, a shopping center with about ten stores built inside the former Lackawana railway station. There is a post office one block to the north of this area. In 2015, Montclair Center won the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- Upper Montclair, in the north of the town, is the second largest commercial zone. The center is the intersection of Valley Road and Bellevue Avenue and incorporates the surrounding areas. The Upper Montclair Business District is home to several restaurants and shops. This commercial zone is home to several chain stores such as Starbucks, Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Cold Stone Creamery, Supercuts, and CVS. Despite the recession, the area in 2009-2010 saw the opening of several new national and local merchants. Upper Montclair also has both a park, Anderson Park, and a railway station, Upper Montclair, nearby. There is a post office here.
- Watchung Plaza is located at the intersection of Watchung Avenue and Park Street and is on the divide between two Montclair ZIP codes, 07042 and 07043. It is home to many “Mom and Pop Stores” and other small businesses. Watchung Plaza has its own post office. It is served by the Watchung Avenue station.
- Walnut Street, built around the Walnut Street train station. In the spring, summer, and fall it is home to the Montclair Farmer’s Market.
- South End, in the south of town, at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Orange Road.
- Valley Road, between Chestnut Street and Claremont Avenue, is known locally as “Frog Hollow.” This area has some strip-mall style shops on one side of Valley Road, and on the other side window shops with residential apartments on top of them.
Arts & Culture
Montclair hosts many art institutions and theaters, and despite its relatively small size, has many art venues. It has its own art museum, the Montclair Art Museum, and several small galleries.
Montclair also hosts two theaters that showcase movies and films. Both were originally live theaters but are now operated by Clearview Cinemas. While the Bellevue Cinema in Upper Montclair mostly shows mainstream Hollywood films, the Clairidge Cinema on Bloomfield Avenue shows different types of movies from documentaries to small scale indie films. The township hosted its first annual film festival in 2012 to provide a platform for filmmakers from New Jersey, the US and the world.
Live theaters include The Montclair Operetta Company, the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair State University‘s Kasser Theater, Montclair State University’s theater in Life Hall, and the Studio Playhouse. On Bloomfield Avenue, there is a public stage used for concerts and other events. Dotted around Montclair there are also many art galleries, though most are centered in the Bloomfield Avenue Downtown Area. Concerts are held at the Wellmont Theatre and at several churches and auditoriums sponsored by Outpost in the Burbs, a community-based organization. In 2017, The Montclair Orchestra was formed as a semi-professional orchestra.
Montclair was the setting for some of the stories in the HBO television series The Sopranos, and many Montclair streets, locations, and businesses were featured in the show, such as Bloomfield Avenue.