Somerset County

Somerset County

Somerset County Real Estate And Community Information

 

Home buyers looking for the perfect area to move to in New England should look no further than Somerset County. Located in Central New Jersey, Somerset County is situated close to the major metropolitan areas in the region. Its convenient location provides easy access to other areas of New Jersey, as well as New York City, 48 miles northeast, and Philadelphia, 58 miles southwest. At the same time, Somerset County offers beautiful, tight-knit communities with their own great amenities and facilities. The county covers 305 square miles and is home to around 333,650 residents. Somerset County is filled with a rich history. It is one of the oldest counties in America, having been established in 1688. There are many historic buildings, monuments, and sites that reflect this county’s past. With top rated schools, an excellent park system, diverse dining, retail, and entertainment options, a strong local economy, and other major amenities, the communities of Somerset County make it a great place to call home.

 

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Somerset County, NJ Municipalities

 

 

Basking Ridge

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Bedminster

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Bernards Township

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Branchburg

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Bridgewater

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Far Hills

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Long Hill

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Morris Township

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Morristown

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Peapack/Gladstone

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Raritan Borough

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Warren

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Parks and Recreation in Somerset County

 

Somerset County is perfect for residents who love spending time in the great outdoors and maintaining an active lifestyle. Somerset County offers the best of both worlds, access to the amenities of major urban centers as well as to stunning natural spaces. The county’s Park Commission manages 14,457 acres of parks, 8,381 acres of farmland, and 3,253 acres of greenways. They also operate many excellent recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. They also operate many excellent recreational facilities for residents to enjoy. No matter what you like to do to stay active, there is the perfect facility for you in Somerset County. Golf players will love hitting the greens at one of the county’s 5 Golf Courses. The Green Knoll Tennis Center (587 Garretson Road, Bridgewater) is a great spot for you to challenge your friends to a tennis match. Horse lovers will enjoy the facilities and programs offered through Lord Stirling Stable (256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge). Torpey Athletic Complex (202 Nimitz Street, Bridgewater) is home to a lighted baseball field, lighted softball field, and lighted multipurpose athletic field. Along with these awesome facilities, check out some of the great community parks located throughout the county:

Duke Island Park (Old York Road, Bridgewater) - covers 343 acres, includes picnic areas, playground, softball field, ice skating, cross country skiing, fishing, and wooded hiking trails.

Environmental Education Center (190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge) - covers 425 acres in the Great Swamp Basin of the Passaic River, includes 8.5 miles of trails to explore the diverse natural landscape and local wildlife population. The center offers educational programming year round and houses the Great Swamp Exhibit, a swamp vivarium, and library.

Leonard J. Buck Garden (11 Layton Road, Far Hills) - covers 33 acre, includes a wooded stream valley and the eastern United States’ premiere rock garden.

Natirar (2 Main Street, Peapack) - covers 404 acres, includes historic mid-18th to mid-19th century buildings, lawn and woodland areas, river access, scenic views, and over 2 miles of trails for walking, jogging, biking, and horseback riding.

North Branch Park (355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater) - covers 194 acres, includes picnic areas, softball fields, soccer field, fairground, and flying field for model aircrafts.

North Branch Greenway Park includes lighted in-line skating rink, basketball court, open play field, and fishing areas.

Washington Valley Park (Bridgewater) - covers 719 acres along the First Watchung River, includes a 21-acre reservoir, freshwater wetland marshes, Pine and Hemlock Forests, and more than 7 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching.  

 

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Health and Transportation in Somerset County

Residents in Somerset County have access to many excellent medical facilities. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (110 Rehill Avenue, Somerville) is a comprehensive hospital that provides general and surgical medical services as well as emergency services. This hospital is a nationally ranked medical facility. The Steeplechase Cancer Center with comprehensive oncology services. The RWJBarnabas Health Group runs the RWJ Physician Enterprise Urgent Care Hillsborough (751 Route 206 North, Hillsborough) for residents in need of non-emergency, immediate medical care. Another excellent immediate care facility in the county is Somerset Valley Urgent Care (470 U.S. Highway 202/206 & Hills Drive, Bedminster). There are other specialty hospitals in the area, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge (136 Mountain View Boulevard, Basking Ridge), a top ranked cancer treatment hospital, and Children's Specialized Hospital - Outpatient Center (266 King George Road, Warren), which specializes in pediatric medical care.   


Travelling throughout New Jersey and the rest of the region is easy due to the excellent transportation network in Somerset County. Both Interstates 78 and 287 provide residents with the opportunity to commute to the major metropolitan areas nearby. NJ Transit has 9 stations throughout Somerset County. The Gladstone Branch, Morristown Line, and Raritan Valley Line allow residents to travel throughout New Jersey and the surrounding states. For those looking to travel beyond the area for business or pleasure, Newark Liberty International Airport (3 Brewster Road, Newark) is located only 31 miles from Somerset County.

Contact Information

Michelle Reedy and Alan Swider
Keller Williams Towne Square Realty
222 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge NJ 07920
908-502-7888
Alan: 908-415-1557 Michelle: 908-872-7266