Few towns can lay claim to as promising a future or as vibrant a heritage as Berkeley Heights, Union County, New Jersey.
An enterprising community spirit drives the traditional values and professional achievements of the 4,500 families who call home this township of quiet, tree-lined streets and attractive houses. Residents enjoy spacious parks and outstanding recreational programs for all ages. Highly ranked schools and numerous pre-school and day care programs prepare the next generation to lead fulfilling lives. Residents donate their talents to a variety of volunteer organizations, making Berkeley Heights and the families who live there stronger and happier. In 2013, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Berkeley Heights #6 in its “Best Places to Live—America’s Top 50 Small Towns” report.
Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, this community has always been a special place. Berkeley Heights nurtured the invention of the transistor, solar cell, and laser at Bell Labs Murray Hill. Early in the twentieth century, the town spawned a supportive, environmentally conscious community called Free Acres, still home to thriving families today. Saw mills and sarsaparilla manufacturers produced products for eighteenth century consumers. And in the seventeenth century, this agricultural community sent brave residents to fight for freedom in the American Revolution.
Today, the downtown district is on the rise, featuring a plethora of restaurants to please every palate and price point. Close proximity to major highways and Newark Airport along with direct rail and bus commuter access to Manhattan further enhances the attractiveness of Berkeley Heights to its 13,000 residents and a growing variety of commercial, retail and industrial concerns. Businesses can choose to locate in stand-alone commercial buildings or in Class A office space at bucolic corporate campuses.
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Updated: 12th July, 2020 6:00 AM (Z).