Welcome to Garwood, NJ, a small, safe town with a dense suburban feel. Garwood has a great location, between the towns of Cranford and Westfield but retains its own identity. Small, older homes line the streets with friendly neighbors and well tended yards. These homes are generally more affordable than their pricey neighbors. Being only a little under a square mile, everything in town is walkable... The post office, the gym, food stores, the train station, parks, etc. Garwood is so family-friendly. On a summer day, you see parents pushing strollers, people walking dogs, kids riding bikes and playing outside. The center of Garwood is busy with many stores, supermarkets, restaurants and gyms.
Garwood is constantly growing. The Pointe, a luxury over-55 complex, with 3-floor townhomes and private elevators, was built a few years ago. Vermella, a large luxury rental apartment complex is due to be finished by the end of 2021.
Commuting from Garwood
Garwood is a New Jersey Transit (NJT) railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line. The station has limited service compared to neighboring stations, so the timetable needs to be checked. There are two short, low platforms on each side, long enough for 2 cars only. Passengers using the inbound platform must cross over a siding track. Access to neighboring stations is available on the 59 or 113 bus to Newark and New York, traveling between Cranford and Westfield stations. Since June 2011, a ticket vending machine (TVM) has been available on the inbound platform.
Garwood is approximately 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and the drive should take approximately 20 minutes.
Schools in Garwood
The Garwood School System serves students in Pre-K through 8th Grade at the Lincoln Franklin School. After that, school students in 9th through 12th Grades attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in neighboring Clark as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Clark Public School District.
Eating Out in Garwood
Garwood has a variety of restaurants. Italian restaurants such as Rudy's Italian Restaurant and Lorenzo's Family Restaurant are popular. There is also The Station Bar & Grill, Rosie's Wine Bar, &Grain to name a few. Looking for pizza, pasta and salad restaurants You can take your choice and there are several Italian del's with take-out facilities. Looking for something healthy? Try The Juice House on North Avenue, a popular place for smoothies, juices and bowls.
If you're considering eating-in, Garwood boasts two major supermarkets as well as a host of small stores. Shop Rite has a large store on North Avenue and Lidl has just opened on South Avenue.
Parks in Garwood
Hartman Park is located in Garwood, NJ and has a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and water fountain.
The Garwood Sports and Recreation Complex opened in December 2014. The 3.2 million dollar project is funded by over 1.2 million dollars in various grants. The new complex consists of field house building with concession stand, deck, bathrooms and meeting room, a multi-purpose playing field, basketball court, playground, bocce ball court and walking track.
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