Living In New Providence
Situated on the western slope of the Watchung Mountains and an approximate one-hour train ride from Midtown Manhattan, New Providence is a small town with a lot of charm. Known for hilly tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and outstanding schools, residents enjoy the feeling of community that comes from living in a small town while enjoying all the benefits of the New York City metropolitan area. Perfect for families, because of a number of excellent hiking trails, bike paths, fishing streams, observation blinds and other activities found in town or the surrounding area, including the 2,000+ acre historical Watchung Reservation, residents spend a lot of time outdoors. There is also an action packed social calendar thanks to an array of festivals, summer concert series, street fairs and the annual fishing derby.
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The New Providence School District has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. Frequently distinguished by awards and acknowledgments, the District consists of two elementary schools, Allen W. Roberts and Salt Brook, New Providence Middle School and New Providence High School, which was recently named a National Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education. Salt Brook Elementary was recognized as a School of Character, selected on its strength of outstanding work in encouraging ethical, academic and social growth. The District offers extensive services for student support alongside an array of extracurricular activities, including multiple boys and girls sports teams, advanced courses and an enriching summer program that is run by a dedicated team of education professionals.
The New Providence Recreation Department sponsors a full roster of activities throughout the year including summer camps and a long list of youth sports programs. The Recreation Department maintains three playgrounds, an ice skating rink, eight baseball fields and eight public tennis courts in addition to a community pool that has two Olympic-sized pools, kiddie pool in addition to a basketball court, shuffleboard and eight tennis courts. New Providence also borders the 2000+acre Watchung Reservation, which is the largest park in Union County containing over 6 miles of hiking trails, horse trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Bird lovers must visit the nearby Raptor Trust, a private professionally staffed bird sanctuary and rehabilitation center.
In addition to the Watchung Reservation, New Providence is home to several beautiful parks and facilities that offer various family-friendly activities. One local favorite, Oakwood Park, features athletic fields, a nature trail, ice skating ponds, canoeing and other amenities.
New Providence’s downtown business district owes its success to its’ Business and Professional Association, a group of merchants and professionals who have come together to make New Providence a premiere shopping destination. The Association sponsors and organizes a wonderful Farmer’s Market that sells fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, and specialty items. This exciting shopping district also offers boutique children and adult retailers, high-quality jewelry stores, salons, health clubs and spas.
With craft breweries, pizzerias, sub shops, bistros and independent cafes as well as fine dining New Providence residents have a variety of delicious dining options and cuisines at their fingertips to choose from. Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream is a popular family destination for locals on a hot summer night. Be warned though – lines may be up to 45 minutes long.
Home to two train stations, the New Providence Station and Murray Hill Station offer residents hassle free commuting to Manhattan and Hoboken on the NJ Transit Gladstone Branch Line.
New Providence also offers easy access to routes I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. And for the jetsetter, the Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is a 25-minute drive away.
We feel that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in this town, it is important to understand the trends in Active Listings, Days on the Market, and Listing to Sale Price ratio so that you can make an educated decision. If you are interested in learning how current market trends affect you as a home seller or buyer, we would love to chat! Call us at 973-936-9129. Data compiled from the GSMLS. Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
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