Scotch Plains, NJ - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Scotch Plains, a primarily residential community, is located in north central New Jersey, 22 miles southeast of New York City. The township offers a happy combination of rural and suburban life. Scotch Plains is distinguished by excellent cultural and community recreational programs. Here residents are high on education, with advanced student programs as well as foreign language study and technologically advanced classrooms.
The lovely single family homes come in a variety of styles including older, charming colonials, sprawling ranches, and also the palatial new construction with every imaginable amenity. Price ranges will suit any budget, ranging from a starter home at $300,000 to acre + lots well into the $1,000,000's.
The majority of wage earners pursue employment in Newark, New York City, and in corporate complexes in adjacent communities. Many recreational options are available with 7 local parks & several golf courses (both public and private), as well as a myriad of houses of worship, shopping, and civic associations.
New Jersey Monthly recently named Scotch Plains one of its top 100 towns in the state (it ranked 82nd). Read the story here.
First settled by Scottish Quakers around 1684, Scotch Plains quietly prospered as a farming and trading hub for generations. It was formally incorporated in March 1878 and enjoyed robust growth shortly after World War II. Today the town is known for its family-friendly charm and excellent quality of life, making it popular among families, young professionals and commuters to nearby New York City.
Parks and Recreation
The town enjoys a wealth of parkland, nature trails and idyllic public spaces. Local parks include the charming Green Forest Park and Farley Avenue Park on the northside, and the beautiful 20 acre Ponderosa Park on the southside. This newer park includes walking trails, multipurpose fields for soccer and lacrosse, a variety of playground equipment and swings, and a spray fountain.
Attractions and Events
Attractions in this historic town include distinguished parks and golf courses such as the Scotch Hills Municipal Golf Course and the Shackamaxon Country Club, the popular Bowcraft Amusement Park and the historic Osborn-Cannonball House Museum. Regional attractions also include the world-famous museums, theaters, parks and historic landmarks of New York City and the scenic beaches of the Jersey Shore.
Local events and activities in this charming town include golf tournaments, the Village Green Summer Concert Series, special activities at the Scotch Plains Public Library and much more to discover throughout the year.
Scotch Plains: A Livable Town in a Great Location
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