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About Berkeley Heights
When The New York Times recently published a story about the benefits of living in Berkeley Heights, they noted that homes here are “architecturally eclectic,” and gave the article a headline that read “Suburbia, but Not the Cookie-Cutter Kind.” This is a fair assessment, as a walk through any Berkeley Heights neighborhood will confirm.
Being recognized by major media outlets is something local residents have come to expect. In 2011, New Jersey Monthly magazine placed Berkeley Heights at number seven on its list of 566 New Jersey towns. Newsweek magazine’s 2011 list of America’s Best High Schools ranked Berkeley Heights’ Governor Livingston High School at 155 on a review of over 1,100 high schools across the country. CNN/Money magazine ranked Berkeley Heights number 45 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live nationwide in 2007, an impressive statistic considering there were 2,800 potential locations.
This small Union County community was incorporated in 1809 and currently has a population of about 13,000. Residents of the picturesque 6.3 square-mile town appreciate the serene feeling that comes from the their town’s quiet streets and verdant parkland. Another noteworthy feature is a central location less than 30 miles from New York City.
Partially located on the ridge of the second Watchung Mountain, Berkeley Heights is bordered by Summit, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Chatham, Warren Township, Watchung and Long Hill Township.
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