Berkeley Heights

Explore Berkeley Heights

Berkeley Heights is where professionals go to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. It also happens to be one of the most family-friendly boroughs in New Jersey. The general effect of the town, nestled in the Watchung mountains, remains very small town and almost rural. It's very much a town that will appeal to you if you would like to live in the country but also need to live close to work.As far as a home is concerned, Berkeley Heights can provide you with a choice. Much of the town offers tree-lined streets with a variety of modern and vintage homes and some new construction. An early community of note is the 67-acre "Free Acres" which was established in 1910 and originally designed as an artist retreat. Things are a little different there and they pay taxes to the community who in turn pays a lump sum to the Township. However, the enclave owns and operates its water system, a swimming pool and maintains the streets which have no lamps or light posts to preserve the rural and rustic ambiance of the area.


Commuting From Berkeley Heights
New Jersey Transit provides service at the Berkeley Heights Station serving Hoboken Terminal, Newark, Broad St Station and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. They are part of the Gladstone Branch. Berkeley Heights is also in close proximity to the Summit Train Station which provides a frequent commuter rail service to New York City.New Jersey Transit also offers local bus service to Summit Train Station and the Lakeland Bus Line provide commuter bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the West side.

Berkeley Heights Schools
Berkeley Heights boasts an excellent school system. There is an early childhood center for Pre-K children through 1st Grade. The three elementary schools are William Woodruff, Thomas Hughes and Mountain Park. The intermediate school is Columbia Middle School and the high school is Governor Livingston High School.

Dining in Berkeley Heights
There are plenty of restaurants of all types. DiMaio's is a popular Italian restaurant - no, it's not just a pizza place, the restaurant has some of the best food in the area. Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery is also popular as a little more expensive restaurant that brews its own beer. Lupa Ristorante and Proud Thai Cookery are two more that are popular in town.

Local Recreation
Berkeley Heights is surrounded by open space. There are many municipal parks, the largest one being Columbia Park which boasts tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts and a large children's play area. There are three swimming clubs, Berkeley Heights Community Pool, the Berkeley Swim Club and Berkeley Aquatic. The Watchung Reservation and Passaic Valley Park are in the township. The Watchung Reservation has hiking trails, horseback riding trails, a large lake (Lake Surprise), the Deserted Village of Feltville and picnic areas.Berkeley Heights also has a busy Recreation Department offering many programs for residents. Among other programs, it offers a playground camp for students, concerts and movies, tennis camps and lessons, table tennis, gymnastics and several adult fitness programs. For those who want the ultimate in fitness, Life Time has a large luxury gym/athletic resort in the town.What makes Berkeley Heights stand out when it comes to recreation? The answer is The Mount Carmel Feast, five days of rides, games, food and entertainment - oh, and fireworks. This annual event is run by the Mount Carmel Society. The Feast includes a parade through the streets carrying the Virgin Mary statue with members dressed in sashes to designate them and a mass at Little Flower Church after the parade. All are welcome to join the parade and there is a picnic lunch afterwards. The main firework display is provided by the Santore Family/Garden State Fireworks and people come from far and wide to see it. Don't try and park, it's impossible - take the train if you're not a town resident. 
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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
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