A Small Town With Big Charm
Dr. Arvay and the rest of the team at Arvay Orthodontics are pleased to welcome you to beautiful Flanders, NJ! Although we call Flanders home with just 12,500 other residents, this small town is abundant in charm and history.
Fun Flanders Historical Facts
The Flanders community is part of the Mount Olive Township, which has roots dating back to pre-colonial days. In 1714, John Budd acquired 1,300 acres in the region that included present-day Flanders. The town’s name is said to have come from early settlers who used to vacation in Flanders, Long Island. Besides John Budd, other notable people who have called Flanders home include:
- John Wurts (1792 – 1861), an early member of the US House of Representatives
- Charles Stewart Wurts, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company Founder
- Steve Slattery, noted track and field athlete
- Kenny Agostino, NHL player
Things to Do in Flanders, NJ
Whether you thrive on the great outdoors or prefer the local arts scene, you’ll find plenty to love about Flanders, NJ.
Grab the kids and head to Flanders Park for outdoors fun in this rolling green space. The park features two playgrounds, several walking trails, sand volleyball courts, three basketball courts, soccer fields, and more. You can also head five minute northwest to access Turkey Brook Park, a 267-acre green space in Mount Olive Township.
Head to Golf Zone for world-class recreation at the driving range, put-put course, and batting cages. You can even catch a lesson with a PGA or LPGA-certified instructor. If you prefer the real deal, head to Flanders Valley Golf Course to play on two 18-hole championship courses spanning 400 acres.
Meet the Farmers
Every Saturday morning from May through November, the greater Mount Olive Township hosts a local farmer’s market. Head to Town Hall to mingle with farmers and enjoy a wide variety of fresh produce. You can also visit local Ashley Farms and their adjacent market to buy family-made baked goods and beverages.
Enjoy the Arts
Visit nearby Budd Lake and the Pax Amicus Castle Theater for Broadway musicals, Shakespearean theater, and other special events.
Visit Us in Flanders
To learn more about our orthodontic services or to schedule an appointment with your local dentist in Flanders to see if you are eligible for braces or other treatment, give the office of Arvay Orthodontics a call at (973) 927-2260. You can also fill out our convenient online request form.