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New Providence NJ Real Estate Homes, Townhomes and Condos for Sale

New Providence is nestled at the foot of the Watchung Mountains in Union County, New Jersey. Just 30 minutes to NYC, it brings all the peace and greenery of suburban living while being close to the amenities and conveniences that the greater metropolitan area affords. Close to freeways and train stations for commuters in addition to Newark’s Liberty International airport.

The town has grown very popular due to its great location, high quality schools, and recreation options. Wonderful hiking, biking, fishing, and parks abound plus skiing in the winter! A strong recreation department ensures programs and activities for all ages year-round. When you want to venture beyond, it’s a reasonable drive to the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and recreation resorts.

Schools

The outstanding New Providence School District serves students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are Allen W. Roberts Elementary School (grades PreK-6), Salt Brook Elementary School (K-6), New Providence Middle School (7 & 8) and New Providence High School (9-12). The middle school and high school share the same building and some of the same facilities (art rooms, auditorium, east wing, west wing, gyms, music rooms, TV production room, cafeteria).

Serving students in PreK-3 through Grade 8, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.

Public transportation

Commuter Train station: Service on the NJ Transit Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines is available at the New Providence station and Murray Hill station, offering service to Hoboken Terminal and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Two Gladstone Branch trains each weekday morning offer one-seat rides to Manhattan, and two evening trains leave New York and stop at both of New Providence’s stations on the way to Gladstone. All other rail service is to or from Hoboken. These trains connect at Summit or Newark Broad Street with Manhattan-bound trains.

New Jersey Transit offer local bus service on the 986 route. Lakeland Bus Lines offers weekday rush hour service from stops along Springfield Avenue to New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of New Providence.

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