Berkeley Heights Homes for Sale
From its humble beginnings as a small farming community, the township of Berkeley Heights has emerged as one of the premier bedroom communities in the area. Berkeley Heights has consistently received recognition as one of the best places to live in the country. In 2013, Money Magazine rated Berkeley Heights # 6 in the nation. With quiet streets, a neighborly community feel, and quaint downtown, Berkeley Heights is a great place to call home.
The town is close to major pharmaceutical companies and within easy reach of New York City and therefore offers residents access to a wide range of jobs. It’s easy to see how the lovely surroundings, outstanding amenities, fine schools, central location and so much more combine to create a living experience that so many people desire.
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More on the Berkeley Heights Area
Berkeley Heights sits just north of I-78 in Union County and is home to about 14,000 residents. It was originally incorporated as New Providence Township in 1809 from portions of Springfield while it was still part of Essex County. New Providence became part of Union County in 1857 and portions of the Township were taken to create Summit and in 1899, part of the borough of New Providence was created. The name of the Township was changed to Berkeley Heights based on the results of a referendum held in 1951. It was named for John Berkeley one of the founders of the Providence of New Jersey. Berkeley Heights has consistently been ranked one of the best places to live by Money Magazine. It was ranked 6 in the nation, the highest among the three places in New Jersey included in the top 50 list.
One unique tidbit of information is the sounding of Free Acres, a 67-acre plot established in 1910 by Bolton Hall, a New York entrepreneur and reformer who believes in the idea of single taxation under which residents pay tax to the community, which in turn, pays a lump sum to the municipality. Residents of Free Acres pay tax to their Association, which maintains the streets and community swimming pool and approves architectural changes to homes, and then pays a lump sum in taxes to the municipality of Berkeley Heights. This unincorporated community along the border of Berkeley Heights in Union County features about 85 households just 33 miles west of New York City. These residents pay a lease for the land which is owned collectively by the community. Free Acres also offers a farmhouse and a spring-fed pool.
Berkeley Heights offers residents plenty of opportunities for fun and recreation. The 2,000-acre Watchung Reservation gives residents a place to picnic, canoe, hike, and ride horses. The Passaic River Park has preserved land dedicated to hiking trails, freshwater fishing, athletic fields, and cross-country skiing. Columbia Park is Berkeley Heights’ largest park and has tennis courts, two baseball fields, basketball courts, and a large children’s play area. The community has three swimming clubs including Berkeley Heights Community Pool, The Berkeley Swim Club, and Berkeley Aquatic.
Berkeley Heights Schools
The educational program within Berkeley Heights is highly regarded. Schools within the township include Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School, Mountain Park Elementary School, William Woodruff Elementary School, Columbia Middle School and Governor Livingston High School. The high school is recognized as a top public high school in the state.
Do You Want to Live in Berkeley Heights?
Berkeley Heights offers a wide variety of community events, fantastic schools, entertainment options and because of its location, easy driving routes to New York City and surrounding communities and towns. It offers gorgeous homes and tree-lined neighborhoods with diversity and prestige. There are many reasons to choose Berkeley Heights, and here are just a few.
Easy commutes. It's within easy driving distance of New York City and anyone who likes to work or play in the Big Apple can get to Manhattan in 50 minutes or less.
Fabulous employment options. The Berkeley Heights area is home to major employers such as the headquarters for Alcatel-Lucent, home to the Murray Hill Bell Labs headquarters of Nokia, AT&T UNIX, home to the L'Oreal USA, and the Summit Medical Group. This makes Berkeley Heights a wonderful place to live, play, and also work.
Excellent school systems. The school system in Berkeley Heights is often ranked as one of the best public schools in New Jersey. Some of the top-rated schools include Columbia middle school, Hughes Elementary school, Mountain Park elementary school, Livingston high school, and Woodruff Elementary school.
Small town charm. There are plenty of things to do and see in Berkeley Heights but you're no more than 5 to 15 minutes to fantastic shopping and dining just outside the Township limits. Untested restaurants like the Trap Rock, Delicious Heights, and Old York Cellars offer fantastic food, wine, and on-tap brews. Other events and things to do such as Edge of the Woods Outfitters offer fantastic rafting, kayaking, and bike rentals and if you're into the water, check out Twin Rivers Tubing for a fun afternoon down the river.
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