Is nature calling your name, but you still want the convenience of commuting and being close to stores and restaurants? Then Wathung is exactly what you are looking for. Just 29 miles out of New York City, is a small town nestled in the mountains. Here you can relax in nature, with its quiet neighborhoods , private yards, all while only being minutes away from anything you need. Watchung is truly the best of both worlds!
The sophisticated suburb of Watchung, NJ, a Somerset County town just 25 miles west from Midtown Manhattan, tends to draw young families seeking a small town feel, a slice of nature, larger homes and top rated schools. This 6.2-square-mile community sweeps across two ridges of the Watchung Mountains, wedged between NJ Route 22 and Interstate 78, offers stunning vistas, winding roads, rolling hills, babbling brooks, abundant wildlife and two lakes. Watchung takes its name from the Leni Lenape Indian word meaning ''high hills”.
Watchung School District
Watchung's children attend the Bayberry School, covering K-4, the Valley View School for grades 5 -8, before going on the Watchung Hills Regional High School in neighboring Warren Township. The high school also serves Green Brook and Long Hill Townships. It has been recognized in a White House ceremony, sponsored by the Department of Education, as one of the nation’s Blue Ribbon schools.
Less than 25 miles from New York City, nestled outside the Watchung Reservation, this private setting has shopping, recreation, schools and trains to NYC only minutes away with access to either Summit or Berkeley Heights downtowns. The closest major malls are the Short Hills Mall, 13 miles to the northeast, and Bridgewater Commons, 12 miles to the west. The Brook Hill Swim and Tennis Club offers Train service to New York City’s Penn Station is 44 mins from the neighboring Summit, NJ train station.
Watchung Reservation brings people from all around New Jersey for its amazing nature trails. The reservation is a 2,000 acre piece of land. You can choose from one of the 13 different trails, depending on how far you want to hike or your skill level, there is something for everyone. While your there, have a picnic at Surprise Lake or take Horseback riding lessons at the Watchung Stables.