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Melissa Bigelow

Sales Associate at Prominent Properties Sotheby's Interntional Realty

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Like many families in Montclair my husband and I decided to leave NYC when we were expecting our second child. We looked forward to having a backyard and a driveway but were worried about all the great parts of city living that we’d have to give up. We quickly discovered that Montclair had so much more to offer than a patch of green grass and a place to park our car! Montclair is full of terrific restaurants and cultural activities, but it’s the community of friends and neighbors we love best. In 1999 we moved to Colorado for a job opportunity and we missed life here so much. This area has such a rich variety of things to offer that it’s impossible to duplicate and we joyously returned in 2004.

Since then we have raised our four children here and they have all attended the Montclair public schools. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities within their schools and within our community. I’ve worked with the Human Needs Food Pantry and on the board of the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence. I currently serve as an elder at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair (PCUM) and on the board of the Montclair Scholarship Fund.

I enjoy cooking and hosting family and friends and love to take a quick ride to spend time at the Jersey shore. With two of our children now grown and living on their own in NYC we still frequently take advantage of all it has to offer, but there is such a wonderful array of people and activities right here in Montclair and the neighboring communities that we never need to look much further than out our front door.

I attended the University of Virginia and hold a BA in French language and literature and a Master’s in education.