Mountainside is perfect for families. Enjoy community activities, including pools and recreation centers, and visit the gorgeous forests and stables of Watchung Reservation. Start looking for your next home in Mountainside today!
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Mountainside: A Rich History
There is a lingering sense of countryside and the past in Mountainside NJ. It was first settled by Dutch and
With about one-third of the borough being parkland, Mountainside may be one of the most densely wooded communities in the Central New Jersey area. Route 22 runs through the Borough, but a buffer zone and the density of so many trees shelters most of its residents from noise pollution. The borough is bordered to the north by Summit, New
Mountainside's Real Estate and Market
Mountainside mainly comprises of a series of wooded back roads many lacking sidewalks. - driving through the Borough is almost like entering a different world. There are no apartment buildings, condominiums or townhouses. Virtually all the housing comprises of owner-occupied,
Go to School in Mountainside
The children of residents benefit from an excellent school system and attend the Mountainside School District up until High School. Beechwood for pre-school to Grade 2, followed by Deerfield from Grade 3 through 8. After that, public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Students also have the choice to attend the programs of the Union County
Commuting from Mountainside
The borough has an approximate total of 41.12 miles of roadways, of which 29.74 miles were maintained by the municipality, 8.75 miles by Union County and 2.63 miles by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
New Jersey Transit bus operates route 114 which provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City making local stops at points in proximate communities. An early use of bus rapid transit in New Jersey, a BBS (bus bypass shoulder, originally called a BOS or bus on shoulder lane) has been in operation for many years. Unlike most towns along Route 22, zoning in Mountainside does not allow for much commercial development adjacent to the freeway. For a one-mile stretch in the town, the eastbound shoulder on the arterial road can be used for peak hour buses. In 2012, NJDOT regulated the BBS as an exclusive bus lane from 6 to
Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 11 miles (18 km) east of Mountainside.
Recreation in Mountainside, New Jersey
Mountainside Recreation Department provides a variety of programs and activities for borough residents of all ages. There
Mountainside also maintains a community pool. It is a beautiful, barrier-free facility nestled off Mountain Avenue adjacent to Echo Lake Park. It offers plenty of sun and swimming for the active set, as well as lots of cool, refreshing shade and a relaxed pace of summer life. The facility includes a 50-meter Olympic pool, diving tank, zero-depth wading pool, two water slides, basketball courts, baby changing area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, snack bar, picnic grove, benches, and grassy areas to sunbathe. The perfect place for your family to spend a sunny summer day.
If you live in Mountainside, it's easy to enjoy the facilities offered by the Watchung Reservation. This incredibly beautiful 2,000-acre wooded reservation is ideal for horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. It features an arboretum, athletic field, bridle trails, cross country ski course, model airplane flying, nature trails, picnic areas, playground, and the deserted village of Feltville. Located within the Reservation is The Watchung Riding Stable: A magnificent state of the art facility located on Summit Lane in Mountainside. It features extensive programs for young and old. The Trailside Nature and Science Center and Planetarium, also located in the Reservation, has now reopened! Located in Mountainside at Coles Avenue and New Providence Road, the expanded and renovated facility features many programs and special events, both indoor and outdoor.
On the Westside side of town is Echo Lake Park: A beautiful 139-acre park with two lakes. There is boating, skating, and fishing as well as picnic areas, restrooms, ball fields, playgrounds, and the Union County memorial to September 11, 2001. Located in Echo Lake Park is also the dog park, a favorite place for local residents to bring their dogs with good facilities and a separate area for smaller dogs.
Unique Shopping in Mountainside, NJ
The main shopping area is the three-block retail district on Mountain Avenue. It has been renovated with concrete paver sidewalks and
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