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Bernards Township Area Insight

  • Louis Larosa
    RE/MAX Premier
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    Bernards Township, NJ
    A small section within Bernards Township, Liberty Corner has its own Historic District and small "downtown" area on Church Lane, with many highlights, such as:

    - Liberty Corner School, a Nationally Recognized Landmark on the NJ Register of Historic places

    - English Family Farm, which dates back to 1740, and is an operating farm with a seasonal farm stand where locals can get fresh, local produce. About 80 acres are officially farmland preserved, protecting history, farmland and viewsheds.

    - Liberty Corner Fire Company. This beautiful building features state of the art fire trucks. The Fire Company property has a September 11, 2001 Memorial, with a staircase remembrance display topped by a piece of a recovered steel beam from the site of the Twin Towers.

    - Harry Dunham Park. One of the absolute best parks in the whole area. Indoor pavilion, picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking paths, batting cages, skating rink, 9/11 Memorial, ball fields, and much more.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Somerset County is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, and Bernards Township is known for being an active community. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, swimming, and golf. Parks in Bernards Township include:

    Pleasant Valley Park: featuring basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, walking and biking paths, and an outdoor picnic area for live concerts. Also located adjacent to the Pleasant Valley Pool, which offers a full Olympic sized pool, a waterfall play area, and a water "jungle gym" style area for kids.

    Southard Park: featuring basketball courts, a playground/jungle gym, a beach volleyball court, a pond, which is used for ice skating in winter, baseball field, and soccer fields.

    Harry Dunham Park: featuring a playground/jungle gym area and a huge beach volleyball court, which is sometimes used as a sandbox!

    Lord Stirling Park: featuring various equestrian activities. It houses a large stable and walking track for horse/rider guided tours.

    War Memorial Field: used by the Ridge High School teams for soccer, and baseball and is also open to the public.

    In addition to these parks, Bernards Township is home to the Trump National Golf Course, situated among The Hills development, and the Coakley-Russo Golf Course which is accessible on the Lyons VA campus.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Bernards Township is a snapshot of everything that is desirable about Somerset County: a well-to-do small town in a serene country setting. It's less than an hour from New York City. It features nationally recognized schools, and it's home to the upwardly mobile and some of the country's biggest companies alike.

    As a Somerset County Township, the taxes in Bernards are lower than nearby Union or Morris. This business-friendly area is home to the corporate HQs of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Fedders, Hitachi Power Systems USA, and Verizon Wireless. Per capita township income, not surprisingly, is high at around $100,000. The school system has gotten national attention, with Ridge High School consistently ranked in the top ten in New Jersey and the top 200 in the United States in 2009 by US News & World Reports.

    The township's downtown area on South Finley Avenue is known for cute shops, coffee places where they know how the locals like their coffee, and some notable restaurants like The Washington House. There's also a 600-year old oak tree in the courtyard of the First Presbyterian Church, the oldest of its kind in North America. And for anyone who enjoys equestrian events, the Lord Stirling Stable is the place to be, featuring rides around the stables for beginners and experienced riders alike.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    As 2017 kicks off, a new mayor of Bernards Township has been sworn in. Carolyn Gaziano was officially appointed as mayor during a Bernards Township Committee meeting the first week of January. Mayor Gaziano has pledged to continue the policies that have made Bernards Township one of the most desirable communities to live in New Jersey. Among her stated policy objectives for 2017 are:

    -Continuing the fiscal conservatism of previous administrations, focusing on the tenets of low municipal taxes, debt avoidance, and limited spending.

    -Controlling the development of the township through land use ordinances in a way that preserves its rural character. This includes the ongoing prohibition of neon signs and the preservation of open space between houses.

    -Redeveloping the Millington Quarry

    -Launching a new Mayor's Speaker Series on Diversity, a series of lectures given by township residents of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in an ongoing effort to promote an appreciation of the township's diversity.

    -Taking a photograph every day and posting it to the township website (one of her favorite hobbies is photography).

    -A focus on initiating programs designed to improve mental health.

    Best of luck to Mayor Gaziano and her team as they do their best to keep Bernards Township a lovely place to live in 2017 and beyond!


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