Berkeley Heights is the Place To Be, Seniors

Money CNN set out to discover the neatest places to live in the USA. The Best Towns had to fit the rubric of towns that were doing well economically, low unemployment rates, job growth, housing appreciation, low crime rates, affordability and the qualities that families, including seniors look for.

Berkeley Heights rated #6 of 50 choices. A township in Union County, New Jersey, as of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 13,183. The community was named after Lord John Berkeley. 14% of Berkeley Heights residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish.

BH was originally incorporated as New Providence Township but renamed later around 1857. New Jersey Monthly did not agree and ranked the city at  the 19th best place to live in New Jersey, but let’s go with Money CNN to investigate that city and see what the big draw is.

 Nestled in the Watchungs and Close to NYC

Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, Berkeley Heights is a community of comfortable homes and quiet tree lined streets, which provides the ideal setting for raising a family and enjoying life.

A major incentive of living in Berkeley Heights is its proximity to New York City. Many residents in Berkeley Heights commute to New York City for work on one of the multiple nearby train stations.

Berkeley Heights News can provide senior visitors with a good idea of what is going on in town. I had to dig pretty deep to find good factual information on Berkeley Heights since so many websites focused on real estate and homes for sale. Folks in Berkeley Heights would like to invite senior travelers visit their town and meet the happy local folks who live in one of America’s Best Small Towns.

 Seniors Enjoy Berkeley Heights Attractions

The #1 visitor draw is the Feltville Historic District on Cataract Hollow Road. This historical area includes eight houses, a church, a carriage house and a general house. Berkeley Heights has several municipal parks. Columbia Park, the largest one, boasts tennis courts, two baseball fields, basketball courts, and a large children’s play area.

Close by are several colleges and universities… Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall and Rutgers in New Brunswick. The Suburban Chamber of Commerce combines Berkeley Heights with New Providence and Summit, NJ.

Apple picking, hiking trails, live music, Farmer’s Markets, art galleries and more are all in Berkeley Heights. Enjoy your visit to a TOP TOWN. jeb

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