Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights, with its small-town charm, is located in Union County, with a population of approximately 13,000. Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, with Morris County to the North and Somerset County to the West and South, Berkeley Heights is a community of comfortable homes and quiet tree lined streets, which provides the ideal setting for raising a family and enjoying life.
Berkeley Heights was named as one of the best towns by NJ Monthly Magazine in its September 2011 issue, and was ranked #7 out of 566 towns. CNN/Money Magazine ranked Berkeley Heights as one of the top “50 Best Places to Live in America”, ranking #6 in it’s September 2013 issue. The New York Times described Berkeley Heights as “Suburbia, But Not the Cookie-Cutter kind” in its June 17, 2011 issue.
Berkeley Heights boasts a great school system consisting of 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 High School. Governor Livingston Regional High School was listed in Newsweek’s “America’s Best High Schools of 2011”, in its June 2011 issue.
Residents enjoy spacious parks and outstanding recreational programs for all ages. Having an ideal location, Berkeley Heights is located within one hour from the mountains, the shore or New York City. It is also located within 20 miles of Newark Liberty International Airport, and has easy commuting by train to New York City for work or play. Berkeley Heights also provides access to other locations by nearby major highways.
Berkeley Heights offers a variety of everyday shopping needs ranging from grocery stores, drug stores, post offices, pet shops and more. Area highlights include fine restaurants, local downtown shopping in addition to the renowned Mall at Short Hills. There is something for everyone around Berkeley Heights.