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A small town with suburban streets with a variety of homes.  The Rahway River runs into a reservoir in the center of Clark.  Whether you are looking for old or new, townhouse of single family, you can find it in Clark.  You can find a condo home in Clark from about $170,000.  The big homes towards the reservoir can command up to $1,000,000.

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The History of Clark

The territory that would become Clark was originally a part of several of the early villages, the Robinson Plantation House and The Squire Hartshorne House, buildings from the late 17th century are remnants of the era. The Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge was the site of a skirmish preceding the Battle of Short Hills   In 1858, after the City of Rahway was incorporated the area of present-day Clark was designated as the 5th Ward of Rahway. Clark was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1864, from portions of Rahway.  The township was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Portions of the township were taken to form Cranford Township (March 14, 1871) and Winfield Township (August 6, 1941)

Clark is a township in southern Union County covering an area of 4.5 square miles and a population of approximately 15,000 people. The township is bordered by eight municipalities: Scotch Plains to the west, Westfield to the northwest, Cranford to the north, Winfield and Linden to the northeast, Rahway to the east, Woodbridge to the south and Edison to the southwest. It is located at Exit 135 of the Garden State Parkway.

Clark's School System 

Clark offers its residents a good school system comprising of two Elementary schools, Valley Road and Frank Hehnlyone Middle school, Carl Kumpf and Arthur L. Johnson High School.  Students that excel in middle school have the opportunity to attend the Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, which accepts students from across the county.  The Clark Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit organization that has provided need-based scholarships to college-bound Clark residents since 1955, funded entirely by contributions from individuals and businesses.

Commuting Information for Clark, NJ

The Clark Circle connects Central Avenue, Brant Avenue, Valley Road, and the Garden State Parkway via Exit 135. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority redesigned the circle as part of a project that ran from 2007 to 2009 under which the movements at the circle are now controlled by traffic lights  Interchange 135 on the Parkway is signed for Clark / Westfield.

There is no train station in Clark.  Residents can drive to Rahway Train Station (approx 4 miles) or Metro Park Train Station (approx 7 miles) in Iselin for a NorthEast Corridor train directly into Penn Station New York City

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to New York City and points in-between. The 112 bus route provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 11 miles from Clark.

Clark's Recreation

Clark Township offers a busy recreation program for both kids and adults. The programs cater for all.  There are programs for pre-school/mummy and me, youth, adults and seniors.  They run the complete gamut from sports to arts to cooking lego, fishing and almost anything else you can think of.

Esposito Park on Madison Hill Rd was opened in October, 2008 and has a great skate park as well as a big spongy floor fenced playground area.  Here is an excerpt from NJ.COM
“Esposito Farm Park was designed with community input as a county park that has a “local park” feel. Its centerpiece is a large freshwater wetland encircled by a half-mile walking path, providing ample scenic views. The path includes fitness stations and benches.  The park also contains tennis courts, a softball/soccer field, a playground, picnic area, skateboard park, and restrooms. Located in a densely populated area, it is easily accessed by walking, biking, and public transportation as well as by car. Ample parking and handicapped access are provided.”  Oak Ridge Park also offers a Golf Course.  It is a county-owned facility on the border with Edison.  There are also several other small parks throughout the township.

Clark also has the Oak Ridge Swim Club as a community pool on the Edison border which is very popular during summer months.  Membership must be applied for.  The Hyatt Hills Golf Complex on Raritan Road is a first-rate, public golf facility. It consists of a scenic regulation nine-hole course, an elegant, full-service clubhouse, a driving range, putting green, and an eighteen-hole miniature golf course. Hyatt Hills is a haven for serious and recreational golfers of all ages, a place for families to spend an enjoyable day, as well as a setting for relaxed dining and special celebrations.

Let's Go Shopping in Clark 

Currently, there are plenty of strip malls in Clark offer supermarkets, Target, Marshalls and many other stores, banks and restaurants.  

Coming soon is the 28-acre Clark Commons shopping complex which will house 27 offerings on a former Raritan Road paper plant property and is scheduled to open in early August. Whole Foods (which will include its own restaurant and pub), Home Goods and L.A. Fitness will comprise the largest spaces in the 245,000-square-foot, seven-building complex.  The other 24 offerings in the fully leased complex as follows: Panera Bread, Panda Express, Chipotle, Applebee's, Noodles & Company, Smashburger, Blaze Pizza, Red Mango, Dress Barn, Carter's, OshKosh, Petco, Michael's, Five Below, Modell's Sporting Goods, Party City, Sleepy's, Visionworks, Ulta, Torrid, Hallmark, Vitamin Shoppe, Verizon Wireless and PNC Bank.  

Find Your New Home in Clark

There's always something to do in Clark. If you're interested in making Clark your new home, begin the search today by using our advanced home search feature to find a great home within your price range and with your desired features. Check out our home buyer resources page for a wealth of information about the home buying process, whether you're buying a home for the first time or want to find out how to navigate the New Jersey home buying process. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns during this process, and we'll be glad to assist you. 

Selling Your Clark Home? 

The home selling process can be stressful, but we'll do everything in our power to make it a smooth process. List your home with us! Visit our seller resources page for more information, where you can find out what your home is worth, how you can make it sell for more, and tips on getting your Clark home ready to sell. At any time if you have questions or concerns, give us a call or start a conversation with us. We'll be happy to assist you. 

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