Livingston is a township of Essex County. This affluent commuting suburb offers residents a comfortable suburban lifestyle with easy access and close proximity to New York as well as other areas of New Jersey. Boasting an award winning public school system along with a variety of different sizes and types of homes to reside in, this wonderful upscale community is a perfect place to raise a family. Livingston consists of an abundance of open space, wooded parks, and hiking trails. Livingston's Senior Youth and Leisure Services regulates two family friendly community pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, children's playgrounds, and adult and youth athletics The diverse residents of Livingston have an excellent quality of life due to the highly active volunteerism in the community boards and committees.. Livingston is home to several performing arts organizations such as the New Jersey Ballet, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, and the Livingston Community Players.