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CRESTVIEW · 100,000+ · JAGUARS

One of the more diverse areas in Mountainside, Crestview those looking for something affordable yet not quite bottom of the barrel. The housing in Crestview is a little older, but remains structurally sound which is perfect for the new, younger families trying to start off on the right foot. Cafes and small businesses break up the monotony of the residential zones, offering quiet and homey establishments to spend time in. While the crime rate isn't terrible, it's ill-advised to leave your doors unlocked at night. Overall, this is a great place to live.



Services
Fire Department
Hospital
Police Station
Transit
City Buses
Lightrail
Uber
Education
Community College



The Food Rally
This run-down park recently underwent a community rejuvenation project led by a few locals who decided enough was enough. The playground received a new set of paint. The basketball courts got new chains for their hoops. The lines were redrawn on the fields. In an effort to further bring life back to the park, food trucks were invited and used to lure in people from the surrounding neighborhoods. They've since become a permanent fixture that rotate in and out on a weekly basis. Sometimes it's tacos and grilled cheese. Sometimes it's Korean, Thai, Creole, or whatever else. Either way, there's always two or three trucks and the park's recently been renamed to reflect its culinary appeal.

The Terrace
Under new management, the bar formerly known as Charlie's Pub has undergone extensive renovation to emerge as The Terrace, a beer garden with its own homegrown garden open year round! Stocked with a rotating selection of local craft and seasonal beers, The Terrace offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere for those looking for a place to wind down, or wind up. Seating is available inside as well as out in the garden, and there is also free karaoke at the bar five nights a week! (The upstairs level features a cozy lounge specifically for members of the local prowl only.)

Shift Happens
An automotive repair shop for all your vehicular needs, Shift Happens is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the make, model, or year, it’s a guarantee that the mechanics available know how to repair or modify your vehicle. The owner is hardly an angel, so it’s safe to say that any and all illegal transactions that happen here stay off the radar, ensuring the safety of their “customers”.

St. Margarets Church
A long-standing Roman Catholic church with a devout and loyal congregation, St. Margaret’s interior is lavish and ornate, making the church a popular spot for tourists of all ages. Seen as a sanctum for those who feel as though they have lost their way, the church serves as a safe place for parishioners and outsiders alike. Attached to the church is a fellowship hall that hosts a variety of events, such as wedding receptions, weekly bingo, and charities and fundraisers held by the volunteer theater group. The church also opens its doors to most local support groups should they need a place to house their meetings.

Train Yard
During the day, the yard is busy with trains coming and going as workers tirelessly move shipments between boxcars. At night this place is a different story. The abandoned yard offers plenty of opportunities to get hurt or get into trouble. From the tracks and cars that you can explore to the drug dealers that prowl around in the dark, the area is not well lit or staffed after hours, so it's strongly advised that even the adventurous souls take caution here.


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