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Far Hills Area Insight

  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Far Hills is well known for its horse racing events.They will be hosting the 97th running of the Far Hills Race Meeting steeplechase series this year on Saturday, October 21 2017! This event is one of America's premier steeplechase events. For those not familiar with steeplechase racing, this is a type of horse race done with jumps on the course. The courses are typically longer than 2 miles, much longer than a Triple Crown track race. It's a very popular form of racing in England and has many fans in the original colonial United States. The Far Hills area of New Jersey is known to many equine enthusiasts and is a natural choice for such an event.

    The Far Hills Race Meeting series includes the following races:

    Race 1 - The Peapack - 2 and 1/8 miles over national fences.
    Race 2 - The Harry E. Harris - 2 and 1/8 miles over national fences.
    Race 3 - The Fooxbrook Champion Hurdle - 2 and 1/2 miles over national fences.
    Race 4 - The Grand National - 2 and 5/8 miles over national fences.
    Race 5 - The Appleton - 2 and 5/8 miles over national fences.
    Race 6 - The Gladstone - 2 and 1/8 miles over national fences.
    Race 7 - The New Jersey Hunt Cup - 3 and 1/4 miles over national fences.

    This event is organized by the National Steeplechase Association and over 30,000 spectators are expected this year. It's one of the biggest steeplechase races in America in terms of attendance, prestige, and total prize money. If you are a horse enthusiast, book your calendar for the Far Hills Race Meeting this October 21 and witness the power and majesty of these animals at their best!
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Far Hills has spectacular scenery and very upscale housing, located less than a half hour of driving time from New York City. The surrounding area is known for excellent golf and racing events and venues that are visited by many people all around New Jersey and beyond. If you're a horse racing or golf enthusiast, Far Hills is a perfect place to visit!

    In addition to several prominent golf courses in the area; such as the Trump National and Lyons VA courses, Far Hills is also home to the United States Golf Association Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History. This museum is a golfer's paradise, containing artwork, artifacts, and exhibits that showcase the history of golf in the United States. Some of its greatest ambassadors, like Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, and Arnold Palmer have special rooms dedicated to their successes in golf. The property grounds also feature The Pynes Putting Course on the museum's back lawn, a 16,000-square-foot putting green inspired by the world-renowned Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland. The green includes humps and swales to offer a challenging and entertaining golfing experience, including the opportunity for visitors to putt with replica antique clubs and balls.

    The Far Hills area is also known for sponsoring some of the most prestigious horse racing events in the United States. Far Hills sponsors seven horse races in early fall, including the Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase. This race is known for offering the highest prize purse of any steeplechase in America and has attracted up to 100,000 spectators in past events. The Far Hills Steeplechase races are considered one of the top social events for horse racing enthusiasts in the tri-state area and are very popular events.
  • Anthony DiNardi
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Bernardsville
    Far Hills, a beautiful and very upscale town on just under five square miles, borders the Somerset County municipalities of Bedminster Township to the west, Bernards Township to the east, Bernardsville to the northeast and Peapack-Gladstone to the northwest. All of these areas are known for beautiful country tranquility and an affluent, small-town chic. Far Hills is small and has a population of less than 1,000, but those lucky few who live there would tell you that it's a little slice of heaven.

    Far Hills is very well-to-do, with median household income above $100,000 and many homes listed at $1,000,000 and above. It was originally established by a wealthy New York land developer and real estate broker named Evander H. Schley in the 1880s. Schley's relatives, upon visiting the area, is said to have remarked on the beautiful vista of the "far hills," - where the town derives its name.

    Far Hills shares a community pool, athletic programs, civic organizations, and a school system with neighboring Bernardsville in Somerset County. It shares a public library, a fire department and a first aid squad with neighboring Bedminster Township. Both of these areas are similarly affluent and feature upscale shopping and dining, along with access to NJ Transit rail lines to New York and several major New Jersey highways (22, 287, 202).

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