Mountainside, NJ - Homes for Sale and Community Information

Home in Mountainside NJ
Mountainside is a lovely borough of 6,700 in Union County, New Jersey.  Mountainside homes for sale are located in a thriving community known for its quiet atmosphere and beautiful landscaping. These benefits offer a tremendous value to home buyers who wish to explore Union County's unique environment.

New Jersey Monthly recently named Mountainside one of its top 100 towns in the state (it ranked 44th). Read the story here.

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The history of Mountainside real estate can be traced back to 1760 when colonial settlers constructed the first Mountainside homes near what is now Hillside Avenue.

Many of these houses were still extant when a group of settlers arrived in the 1870s from Pennsylvania and New York State. These settlers constructed farmhouses and Victorian-style houses near what is now New Providence Road. Many of these homes featured large basements, durable sash windows and beautiful brick exteriors. Mountainside was incorporated as a borough in 1895, and demand for homes increased through the 1900s.This demand spurred the creation of several residential neighborhoods located near what is now Watchung Reservation Park.

Mountainside experienced growth spurts during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s that tripled the city's population to more than 7,000 residents. These growth spurts were spurred by automobile owners who valued Mountainside's location near Interstate 78 and the U.S. Route 22 Corridor.

Parks and Recreation


Mountainside properties are located near many recreational facilities that are maintained by the Mountainside Recreation Department. Some of the facilities include the Borough Hall Community Center, a swimming pool, Echo Lake Fitness Trail, two tennis courts and 25 parks with amenities such as baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and dog runs.

Echo Lake Waterfall Mountainside NJMountainside's parks also host many recreational sports activities that are open to all Mountainside residents. Some of these activities include recreational youth soccer leagues, youth golf camps, adult basketball leagues and recreational yoga classes. 

Attractions and Events


There are many popular Union County attractions located near Mountainside. Some of these attractions include Watchung Reservation Park, the Trailside Nature and Science Center and the Deacon Andrew Hatfield House.

Mountainside is home to popular events such as the National Trails Day Celebration, the Mountainside Summer Concert Series and the Union County Family Bio Blitz. Home buyers who are interested in purchasing homes for sale in Mountainside can learn more details about these events by visiting the Union County Recreation Department's website and by calling 908-232-0013 during regular business hours.

Mountainside - A "Best Place to Live"


Now is a great time to make a move into Mountainside, NJ. For more information, call me today! I would love to be your Mountainside realtor! Please contact me if you would like area demographics and school reports--I'd be happy to forward them to you! Call me at 908-917-4577. Making Moves Happen!
Gina Suriano Barber
Gina Suriano Barber
Broker Associate