Hillsborough Real Estate
Hillsborough is a township in Somerset County, NJ, and was originally created by Royal Charter in 1771. The township has a total area of 54.8 square miles and, in terms of area, is the largest township in Somerset County.
Unincorporated communities located within Hillsborough Township are Belle Mead, Blackwells Mills, Flagtown, Neshanic and South Branch.
After the bypass to US 206 is completed, the town plans to design a town center along the old business Route 206. Construction for the bypass is expected to begin in 2009 and be completed by 2012. The old section of US-206 will become the main street for the township.
Hillsborough is also home to Duke Gardens and Duke Farms, a 2700 acre estate in the north-east section of the town. Originally owned by tobacco and electric energy tycoon, James “Buck” Duke and then passed down to his daughter, Doris Duke. Duke Farms is now one of the few remaining “preserved” natural areas in Hillsborough Township.