New Providence, New Jersey
Located in between two ridges of the Watchung Mountains, New Providence has a historic small-town feel with a manageable commute to NYC and other metro locations via train and public transportation. Ideally nestled next to Chatham Township, Summit, and Berkeley Heights, you can enjoy more outdoor living space and access to some of New Providence's parks, pools, restaurants as well as The Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
When British soldiers were marching to Morristown to battle the Revolutionary Army, led by George Washington, the colonists dumped salt, a key commodity, into the local brook to keep it undesirable to the soldiers. The brook, which is on the borough seal, became known as "Salt Brook."
New Providence is a borough on the northwestern edge of Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is located on the Passaic River, which forms the county boundary with Morris County bordering Chatham Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 12,171, reflecting an increase of 264 (+2.2%) from the 11,907 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 468 (+4.1%) from the 11,439 counted in the 1990 Census.
The borough is home to much of the Murray Hill neighborhood with the remainder lying in neighboring Berkeley Heights. Service on the NJ Transitis available at the New Providence and Murray Hill stations. More than 9% of New Providence's land is publicly-owned and protected parkland.