Berkeley Heights, NJ
Berkeley Heights, "where tradition meets tomorrow," is a town of approximately 14,000 residents. Nestled within the Raritan Valley region, Berkeley Heights is often awarded a coveted spot on the NJ Monthly's "Best Places To Live" annual poll. The town boasts over 2000 acres of municipal parks, fields, hiking, and horseback riding trails as well as numerous swim clubs for the entire family.
The Watchung Reservation History Trail is a six-mile trail that identifies sites of historic significance in the 2000 acre reserve located within the northern portion of Union County. The borders include the city of Summit, the borough of Mountainside, and the townships of Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, and Springfield. While recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking are permitted within the reservation, the majority of the land is forested and managed for the preservation of its natural resources.
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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. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 13,183, reflecting a decline of 224 (-1.7%) from the 13,407 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,427 (+11.9%) from the 11,980 counted in the 1990 Census. The township was named for John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, one of the founders of the Province of New Jersey. The township has been ranked as one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey for 2013–2017, township residents had a median household income of $147,614, ranked 15th in the state among municipalities with more than 10,000 residents, almost double the statewide median of $76,475.[ 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. The magazine's 2007 list had the township ranked 45th out of a potential 2,800 places in the United States with populations above 7,500 and under 50,000. 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.