New Providence NJ Homes for Sale

New Providence NJ Homes for SaleNew 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 a 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.

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New Providence April 20, 2021
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$675,000
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23 Properties
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2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
0.36
Acres
1986
Year Built
5
Days on Site
3703958
MLS
FULLY RENOVATED 2/3 BR, 2.1BTH townhouse. LOW TAXES! LOW HOA FEES! Unit offers two new full baths ('21/'19), new carpets, 1st fl laminate flooring, fully renovated kitchen w/ granite countertops &...
3
Beds
2
Baths
0.26
Acres
1956
Year Built
5
Days on Site
3704206
MLS
Welcome to this lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home w a front porch in one of the most sought after neighborhoods. Featuring wood floors, fireplace in the fam rm, new skylight window in the kitchen, new...
3
Beds
2
Baths
0.17
Acres
1950
Year Built
6
Days on Site
3703567
MLS
Classic All Brick 3 BR, 2 Bath Colonial in the heart of New Providence! Featuring a beautiful formal LR w/ woodburning fireplace & picture window. Sunny & spacious formal DR! The Eat in Kitchen...
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
0.34
Acres
1937
Year Built
6
Days on Site
3704649
MLS
Picturesque Colonial Style Home! It features three bedrooms, one full and one half baths, living room with built-ins and a fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with a doorway to the paver patio...
5
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
0.37
Acres
1974
Year Built
6
Days on Site
3705085
MLS
Move right into this spacious, beautifully renovated home, located on a tree-lined cul-de-sac in New Providence! Minutes from top-notch schools, NYC train, shopping, town pool & restaurants. HW flrs,...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.31
Acres
1959
Year Built
7
Days on Site
3704198
MLS
A very special place to be your next home! Spacious 3+ BR 3.1 BA home has many flexible living spaces. Enjoy the sun-filled open floor plan w/ tons of natural light & easy indoor & outdoor living....
$629,000
Subdivision: Riverbend Condos
3
Beds
3
Baths
2016
Year Built
7
Days on Site
3704760
MLS
Spacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath End Unit Townhome featuring a bright Open Floor Plan with Hardwood Flooring, Custom Moldings and 9ft Ceilings. Interior features include a large foyer leading to a Bedroom...
Open 4/25
28 Charnwood Rd New Providence Boro, NJ 07974
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.14
Acres
1952
Year Built
7
Days on Site
3704777
MLS
A RARE FIND IN NEW PROVIDENCE! This expanded Colonial offers a Mother/Daughter addition with jetted tub, Large front to back Living Room, Formal Dining Room with built-ins, 5 Bedrooms in total, 3...
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
0.35
Acres
1959
Year Built
7
Days on Site
3704859
MLS
Gorgeous 5 bed/3.5 bath ranch with a contemporary feel and bright, spacious rooms throughout. Inground, saltwater pool amongst beautiful landscaping in fenced private backyard. Large eat-in kitchen,...
Open 4/24
73 Southgate Rd New Providence Boro, NJ 07974
$650,000
Subdivision: Southgate At Murray Hill
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1996
Year Built
7
Days on Site
3704985
MLS
Completely renovated, move-in ready 3 bedroom townhouse located close to NYC train, shopping and highly rated schools. Open first floor plan includes formal living room with fireplace, sliding doors...
3
Beds
3
Baths
0.24
Acres
1952
Year Built
12
Days on Site
3703751
MLS
Well maintained & move in ready! This custom home has new roof, siding, & gutters, new furnace & central air, new water heater, new refrigerator, cooktop and microwave. Spacious Master Suite with...
$995,000
Subdivision: The Villas
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2010
Year Built
12
Days on Site
3703831
MLS
Lifestyle, location & design improve this beautifully appointed luxury townhouse, know as the Villas of Murray Hill, strategically close to New York rail transportation, near downtown shopping,...

More about New Providence

HistoryNew Providence NJ Homes for Sale

As with many New Jersey townships and villages, New Providence is rich with American history. Dating back to 1664 when the Duke of York and brother to King Charles purchased the land that became known as Elizabethtown Tract. The small settlement was originally called "Turkey Town" due to multiple wild turkeys throughout the area. The first Presbyterian Church was established in 1737 as a focal point for the community but when the church's balcony collapsed in 1759 yet no one was injured, it was deemed an example of divine intervention and residents decided to change the area's name to New Providence.

New Providence played major roles throughout history including the American Revolution when George Washington spent the night in a local home, which actually still stands to this day. Salt Broke is named for an incident when the salt supply of the colonial village was dumped into the brook to prevent passing British soldiers from taking it. However, the British Army never actually crossed into this region and the small brook wines through town today, starting near what is appropriately named Salt Brook elementary school.

In 1794 when Springfield Township was formed, it included many of the smaller towns of Summit, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights. Growth continued around the turn-of-the-century and New Providence Township was formed with in the Springfield Township. In 1869, Summit withdrew from the New Providence Township and reincorporated as a new Township on its own. In 1899, New Providence also withdrew from the New Providence Township and was reincorporated as a borough. In 1951, New Providence Township was renamed Berkeley Heights.

Throughout the beginning of the 1900s, the cultivation of roses was an important role in the local economy. New Providence had relatively been a semi-dry town, which means that there were no bars or restaurants that permitted selling alcohol. Surprisingly, this lasted all the way until 2011 when the borough announced it was considering issuing on a premise liquor license, which could bring in as much as 1/2 $1 million for each bar granted a license each year. The idea was to use the money to pay for improvements to recreation areas. Liquor licenses were granted in 2015 to a pair of restaurants, ending a 100 year period in which the borough had no on-premises liquor license.

Today, this small community is home to about 13,000 residents and the borough is home to much of the Murray Hill neighborhood with the remainder lying in neighboring Berkeley Heights. More than 9% of New Providence's land is publicly owned and protected preserve.

Things to Do

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 NJ Homes for SaleWhy Choose New Providence

There are plenty of reasons people choose to live in New Providence. Excellent schools, its charming history, family-friendly activities, and affordable housing options for budgets of all kinds are just a few.

Another major reason is its manageable commute to New York City. New Providence is just 28 miles west of New York and there are a lot of folks to choose New Providence as their home when they work in Manhattan or surrounding New York City areas. Service on the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines is available at the New Providence station and Murray Hill station offering service to Hoboken Terminal and to Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. There are two trains each weekday morning and two evening trains that leave New York and stop at both of New Providence's stations on the way to Gladstone. Both trains connect at Summit or Newark Broad Street with Manhattan-bound trains. The New Jersey transit offers New Providence bus service on the 986 route and the Lakeland Bus Lines offers weekday rush-hour service from stops along Springfield Avenue to New York's Port Authority bus terminal.

New Providence Schools

The New Providence School District serves students throughout New Providence from prekindergarten through 12th grade. There are just four schools with about 2400 students and 184 classroom teachers with a student-teacher ratio of just 13 to 1. The New Providence middle school has been recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the US Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive. The high school one of the highest-ranked public schools in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in 2012.

"There is no other school like Salt brook! The teachers are caring and kind. They are genuinely interested in each student. Having been in salt brook since kindergarten(I just graduated sixth grade) I always had the best teachers. There is also a great guidance team. They listen to any problems. The school should spend less money on digital devices and get air conditioning. All in all, salt brook is the best school ever and I am sad to be leaving" - Salt Brook Elementary Review

"Throughout my four years in the New Providence High School, I was able to grow so much. There are various clubs and activities that can create a stronger sense of unity for the students within the school. School pride is prominent, especially during football season. The school has been getting more diverse recently so that's good. The music program is fantastic and one of my favorite things about the school. The teachers are very kind and wanted the students to succeed. The food quality kinda downgraded throughout the years though." - Review of New Providence High School

New Providence Real Estate

New Providence real estate has to be one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Homebuyers 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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