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New Providence

New Providence has a population of just under 13,000 residents and in many ways it is the epitome of a small American town. Once called “Turkey Town” due to the large number of wild turkeys, New Providence is a borough with good ideas on how to keep the town peaceful, progressive and problem free. The Village Shopping Center, located in the downtown area and is the hub of commercial and retail development. Landmarks in town include the large historic Presbyterian Church in the center of town, as well as Our Lady of Peace, a church and school that is located on South Street.

New Providence is really the gateway to the rest of Union County for residents to explore and participate in events, festivals and more. Within just a few minutes, residents can hit the links at the Ash Brook Golf Course or the Galloping Hill Golf Course. Families will love the Clark Community Pool and the Cranford Pool in the summer, while winter fun is common at the Warinanco Ice Skating Rink. Nature lovers will like the Trailside Nature and Science Center or any of the numerous parks like the Rahway River Park, Wheeler Park and more. Just about anything a New Providence resident could want can be found nearby.

New Providence real estate has to be one of the state’s best kept secrets. Home buyers looking for quaint communities where homes are affordable and amenities are top-notch may overlook this bright spot but that would be a mistake. There’s no reason to look any further once home buyers discover the tree-lined streets with nicely upgraded historic homes, newer homes in planned communities and even larger estates with some acres. No matter what a home buyers’ preference is for home styles, or the budget allowance, there really is something for everyone in New Providence.

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