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New Providence
New Providence is a blend of old and new, offering a friendly residential atmosphere in a quality setting. It has a rich and varied history, evolving from a Native-American community, through a period of farming settlements, and later to an ideal family community for area commuters.

Located between Summit and Berkeley Heights, and just south of the Passaic River, the borough contains large research and development and light industrial firms. These businesses have attracted many new residents to the community. Though New Providence now has close to 12,000 residents, it has retained its sense of small-town suburban character.

Transportation to New York City is available on the NJ Transit Gladstone Branch line, which takes commuters directly to Hoboken or allows for a change of trains in Summit for Midtown Direct service. A local bus company offers rush hour service to New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Bordered by Springfield Avenue and South Street and anchored by the Village Shopping Center, downtown New Providence is comprised of many fine restaurants and shops. Specialty shops provide a full line of merchandise, from exclusive gifts to gourmet foods, as well as all the items for your weekly market basket and your wardrobe.

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Berkeley Heights
In 1794, Springfield Township was formed, which included much of present New Providence and Berkeley Heights. By 1899, the Borough of New Providence removed its three square miles from the Township. What remained is now Berkeley Heights. Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, Berkeley Heights is a community of comfortable homes, quiet tree-lined streets and good schools. Its population today is approximately 13,500.

People are the main ingredient in this creative atmosphere, and Berkeley Heights Township, along with our other Suburban communities, provides the ideal setting for raising a family and enjoying life, as well as for research and development.

Major firms located in Berkeley Heights are the most significant elements of the local economy. These firms include the Summit Medical Group, C.R. Bard, Lucent Technologies, AIG Inc., The Connell Corporate Center, Chemetall Oakite Products Inc., and Reheis Inc.

Transportation to New York City is available on the NJ Transit Gladstone Branch line, which takes commuters directly to Hoboken or allows for a change of trains in Summit for Midtown Direct service. A local bus company offers rush hour service to New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Berkeley Heights is home to outstanding family recreation areas. Water-related activities, such as swimming, fishing, and boating, are quite accessible throughout the community. There are over 130 acres of parkland within the Township. In addition, Union County has over 400 acres of woodlands in the Watchung Reservation. This open space affords Berkeley Heights an “out in the country” ambiance.

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Summit
High on a ridge of the Watchung Mountains sits one of the most prestigious communities in the United States, Summit, New Jersey. Much of this reputation comes from the quality of life experienced over the years by residents, who have played an active role in the direction of the community. Summit today is a city of approximately 21,500 people. In the 1800s, the population was about 250 and Summit was considered a healthy summer get-away location for New Yorkers who were escaping the heat and congestion of the city. Summit, with its higher elevation, many trees and cool breezes, became the place to build palatial summer homes with rambling porches. Eventually, with improved transportation, these families left the city and made Summit their year-round home.

Today’s citizens are involved in all walks of life—from blue collar to top executive. The citizenry is diverse, reflecting multi-ethnic heritages and varied economic states.

Every kind of service exists in Summit. There are financial institutions, travel agencies, accountants, media consultants, party and entertainment specialists, a broadcast studio, photographers, public relations firms, doctors, lawyers, dentists, chiropractors, insurance agents, stock brokers, financial planners, furriers...the list is endless!

Transportation to and from Summit is easy via an extensive network of interstate highways. The commuter will find that New Jersey Transit’s Morris and Essex railroad line provides for an easy trip to Newark, Hoboken or New York City. Direct service to New York City on Midtown Direct gets you to your destination in 50 minutes. NJ Transit also provides local bus service to Elizabeth, Irvington, Newark and other communities. Express bus service to New York City’s Port Authority is also available. The larger world is just a fifteen-minute drive to your flight from Newark International Airport.

Summit claims several large corporate citizens, all of whom actively participate in the community. These include Schering-Plough Corporation, Bank of America, Bouras Properties, Celgene, and Micron Powder Systems.

There are three local weekly newspapers, a unique local cable TV station, and regular publications by the Chamber of Commerce designed to keep Summit residents up to date on activities in their community and promote various sales events in the city.

The City of Summit offers what its residents, both corporate and residential, want—a great place to call home!

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