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Berkeley Heights

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 a quaint downtown, Berkeley Heights is a great place to call home.

Berkeley Heights offers residents plenty of opportunity for fun and recreation. The 2,000 acre Wathchung Reservation gives residents a place to picnic, canoe, hike, and ride horses. The Passaic River Park has preserved land dedicated to hiking trails, fresh water 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.

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.

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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