Berkeley Heights Township, NJ
Nestled near the Watchung Mountains in proximity to Interstate 78, Berkeley Heights Township is a settled area with a pleasing mix of comfortable older and newer homes. An acclaimed school system, an atmosphere of natural beauty, and commuter convenience make the township a highly desirable address.
The arts are highly valued within the community and lovely parks abound. Prior to 1941, Berkeley Heights was known as a sleepy farming and resort community. The presence of Bell Laboratories (now part of Alcatel-Lucent) has transformed the town from its rural character and drawn a significant number of executives and professionals, and commuters to New York City can take advantage of the passenger rail.
Recreational amenities include the YMCA, Watchung Reservation, Passaic Valley Park, hiking and horseback riding trails, a large lake, an outdoor lighted ice-skating rink, playgrounds, athletic fields, youth sports programs, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and private clubs. Special yearly events include Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Santa Visit and Tree Lighting.
Berkeley Heights has enjoyed ranking among the “Best Places to Live” over the past several years. In 2007, Money magazine ranked it 45th out of 2,800 places in the United States with populations between 7,500 to 50,000. In 2010, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Berkeley Heights the 19th best place to live in the state.
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