Berkeley Heights is a small community located in Union County with a population of 13,345 nestled in the Watchung Mountains.
Shopping and Dining
Downtown Berkeley Heights is located along Springfield Avenue. In addition, a post office, the Municipal Building, police station, train station, Walgreens, Stop & Shop and other shops and services are located in the downtown section. Delicious Heights a restaurant and bar that offers a unique combination of cutting-edge culinary techniques and superior ingredients.
Parks and Recreation
Located in Berkeley Heights are many municipal parks, including the largest one, Columbia Park. Columbia Park boasts tennis courts, two baseball fields, basketball courts, and a large children's play area. It is operated by the Recreation Commission. In addition to those located at each of the schools, athletic fields are located along Horseshoe Road (Sansone Field) and along Springfield Avenue (Passaic River Park). There are three swimming clubs located in Berkeley Heights: the Berkeley Heights Community Pool, the Berkeley Swim Club, and Berkeley Aquatic . The Watchung Reservation and Passaic Valley Park are in the township and maintained by Union County. The Watchung Reservation has hiking trails, horseback riding trails, a large lake (Lake Surprise), the Deserted Village of Feltville, and picnic areas.
Berkeley Heights is a community of comfortable homes, quiet tree lined streets, which provides the ideal setting for raising a family and enjoying life. In 2013, CNN/Money Magazine has named Berkeley Heights as #6 in the "Best Places to Live in the United States - Best Small Towns." 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.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The Berkeley Heights Public Schools serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The high school serves public school students of Berkeley Heights Township, along with those from neighboring Borough of Mountainside who are educated at the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Mountainside School District. The high school, Governer Livingston High School was the 36th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 24th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.
The Summit Medical Group is located on Mountain Avenue and there is also an entrance on Diamond Hill Road. It is the main medical facility in Berkeley Heights.
Berkeley Heights is an easy commute by train to New York City. The Berkeley Heights station is part of the Gladstone Branch of the New Jersey Transit commuter rail system, serving Hoboken Terminal, Newark Broad Street Station, and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Berkeley Heights is also in close proximity of the Summit train station, which provides frequent commuter rail service to New York City. NJ Transit also offers local bus service. Lakeland Bus Lines also provides commuter bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and a connection to Gladstone. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 18 miles east of Berkeley Heights.
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