BERKELEY HEIGHTS

There is definitely no shortage of activities for the outdoor enthusiast in Berkeley Heights. Bordered by scenic Passaic River and Watchung Mountains.

Welcome to Berkeley Heights

Lauded by Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in the nation, Berkeley Heights is the epitome of a small town. In fact, in 2013, it topped out at number 6 in the nation. Situated less than 30 miles from Manhattan, this charming town feels like a world away. Flanked by the Passaic River and bucolic Watchung Mountains, Berkeley Heights boasts beautiful homes, highly regarded public schools, and an abundance of community spirit including numerous festivals and other town-wide events and activities, such as the annual Barn-B-Q Trail Festival in the historic Deserted Village. With plenty of walking trails and green space, as well as a number of shops and restaurants, Berkeley Height is a small town with a giant close knit reputation in close proximity to Manhattan.
 

Schools

Often ranked as one of the top High Schools in the country by US News & World Report, the Berkeley Heights School District prides itself on academic excellence and college readiness.
 

Commute

There are multiple commuting options available for residents throughout NJ and into NYC. From the Berkeley Heights Train Station, NJ Transit provides direct service to Hoboken and Penn Station that can get you there in just over an hour. The nearby Summit Train Station provides additional convenient bus and express train routes into Penn Station in about 45 minutes.
 
By car, Route 78 is easily accessible from Berkeley Heights and provides a direct route to Manhattan in well under one hour, with Route 22 and the Garden State Parkway close by.
 

Restaurants and Shopping

Berkeley Heights boasts a thriving restaurant scene including a variety of dining options that range from coffeehouses and bistros to fine dining and ethnic specialties. The area has several breweries including Tap Rock Brewery that serve food and feature phenomenal selections of craft brews. The Berkeley Heights Downtown Association organizes an annual Restaurant Week where local restaurants offer special menus and special pricing on breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
 
Downtown Berkeley Heights is located along Springfield Avenue, approximately between the intersections with Plainfield Avenue and Snyder Avenue. Downtown is home to more than 20 restaurants. The area is also home to a multitude of shopping centers from small unique boutiques, vintage stores to large box chains.
 

Recreation

There is definitely no shortage of activities for the outdoor enthusiast in Berkeley Heights. Bordered by scenic Passaic River and Watchung Mountains, hike, bike, canoe, or ride horses along the many trails and waterways. The Berkeley Heights Recreation Center sponsors activities and programs throughout the year, including after-school programs, mommy & me classes, cooking and fitness class, youth and adult sports leagues. In addition, the Recreation Departments offers an olympic-size swimming pool featuring two diving boards, two slides, and a baby pool. The facility includes a snack bar, horse-shoe, basketball, tennis, and shuffle ball courts. There are also several private aquatic and golf clubs in the area.
 
  • The 825-acre Passaic River Parkway (fishing, canoeing, nature trails, soccer fields, and a picnic area)
  • Snyder Field Park (playground, a spray park, hiking trails, and athletic turf fields)
  • Watchung Reservation (hiking trails, spraygrounds, dog parks, gardens, ice skating, nature center, deserted village, horse stables, science and nature center, archery range, and golf courses)
The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, a music school in Berkeley Heights, also offers a wide range of entertaining family fun as well as enriching summer camps.
 
 
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Overview for BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ

13,321 people live in BERKELEY HEIGHTS, where the median age is 45.9 and the average individual income is $81,229.24. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,321

Total Population

45.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$81,229.24

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ

BERKELEY HEIGHTS has 4,443 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BERKELEY HEIGHTS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,321 people call BERKELEY HEIGHTS home. The population density is 2,141.52 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,321

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.9

Median Age

48.28 / 51.72%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
4,443

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$81,229.24

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby BERKELEY HEIGHTS. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Mountain Park School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
5/5
Thomas P. Hughes School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
5/5
Primrose School Of Berkeley Heights
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
William Woodruff School
PUBLIC
2nd - 5th
5/5
Governor Livingston High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5

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