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Berkeley Heights is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. A bedroom community in northern-central New Jersey, the township is nestled within the Raritan Valley region in the New York metropolitan area. In Money magazine’s 2013 Best Places to Live rankings, Berkeley Heights was ranked 6th in the nation, the highest among the three places in New Jersey included in the top 50 list. In its 2010 rankings of the “Best Places to Live”, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Berkeley Heights as the 19th best place to live in New Jersey. In its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Berkeley Heights as the 59th best place to live in New Jersey
The township is located partially on the crest of the Second Watchung Mountain and in the Passaic River Valley, aptly named as the Passaic River forms the township’s northern border. The township is also located partially in the Raritan Valley region, in which the Green Brook (a tributary of the Raritan River) forms the township’s eastern border near the Watchung Reservation. Berkeley Heights is located in northwestern Union County, at the confluence of Union, Morris, and Somerset Counties. Berkeley Heights is bordered by New Providence and Summit to the east, Scotch Plains to the southeast, Chatham to the north, Watchung to the south, and Warren Township and Long Hill Township to the west.
Downtown Berkeley Heights is located along Springfield Avenue, approximately between the intersections with Plainfield Avenue and Snyder Avenue. Downtown is home to more than 20 restaurants which join with the Downtown Beautification Committee to hold an annual Restaurant Week each September. In addition, a post office, the Municipal Building, police station, train station, Walgreens, CVS, Stop & Shop and other shops and services are located in this downtown section.
Parks and Recreation
Located in Berkeley Heights are many municipal parks, including the largest one, Columbia Park (located along Plainfield Avenue). Columbia Park boasts tennis courts, two baseball fields, basketball courts, and a large children’s play area. It is operated by the Recreation Commission. In addition to those located at each of the schools, athletic fields are located along Horseshoe Road (Sansone Field) and along Springfield Avenue (Passaic River Park). There are three swimming clubs located in Berkeley Heights: the Berkeley Heights Community Pool (Locust Avenue), the Berkeley Swim Club (behind Columbia Park), and Berkeley Aquatic (off of Springfield Avenue). The Watchung Reservation and Passaic River Parkway are in the township and maintained by Union County. The Watchung Reservation has hiking trails, horseback riding trails, a large lake (Lake Surprise), the deserted community of Feltville and picnic areas.
The Berkeley Heights Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics are Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center with 304 students in PreK-1st grade, Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School with 273 students in grades 2-5, Mountain Park Elementary School with 230 students in grades 2-5, William Woodruff Elementary School with 201 students in grades 2-5, Columbia Middle School with 601 students in grades 6-8, Governor Livingston High School with 965 students in grades 9-12. The district’s high school serves public school students of Berkeley Heights, along with approximately 300 students from neighboring Borough of Mountainside who are educated at the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Mountainside School District. Governor Livingston was the 30th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 305 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September 2018 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”.
NJ Transit provide service at the Berkeley Heights station serving Hoboken Terminal, Newark Broad Street Station, and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan as part of the Gladstone Branch. Berkeley Heights is also in close proximity of the Summit train station, which provides frequent commuter rail service to New York City. NJ Transit offers local bus service on the 986 route. Lakeland Bus Lines also provides commuter bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and a connection to Gladstone. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 18 miles (29 km) east of Berkeley Heights.
- Morris Township
- Chatham Twp. and Chatham Boro.
- Millburn / Short Hills
- New Providence
- Mountain Lakes
- Florham Park
- East Hanover
- Hanover Twp./Cedar Knolls/Whippany
- Basking Ridge/Bernards Twp.
- Morris Plains
- Mendham Twp. and Mendham Boro.
- Harding Township
- Berkeley Heights
- Kinnelon Boro
- Boonton Twp. and Boonton Town
- Morris County
- Union County
- Somerset County