Berkeley Heights Real Estate
Berkeley Heights was originally incorporated as New Providence Township in 1809. Portions were taken in 1869 to form Summit and in 1899 to create the borough of New Providence. In 1951, the name of the township was changed to Berkeley Heights based on the results of a referendum.
Berkeley Heights offers slightly bigger parcels of land than other surrounding towns and has a feeling of country living while still being in town. Downtown is located along Springfield Avenue and there is a community pool, movie theatre, many stores and restaurants. A brick walk with personalized bricks engraved with the names of long-time Berkeley Heights residents run from near the railroad station towards Kings grocery store. A memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks adjoins a wooded area just southwest of downtown.
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Another early Berkeley Heights community of note is the 67 acre “Free Acres” which was established in 1910 and originally designed as an artist retreat. In Free Acres, residents pay taxes to the community, which, in turn, pays a lump sum to the municipality. The association maintains Free Acre’s streets and swimming pool.
The Berkeley Heights Railroad Station is part of the Gladstone Branch of the NJ Transit. Berkeley Heights is also in close proximity to the Summit train station. Both lines offer frequent commuter rail service to New York City. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 18 miles east of Berkeley Heights.
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