Saturday December 16, 2017

Enjoy this “Virtual Tour” of Watchung and see the community as we do each day. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make your housing decisions. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to see homes for sale in Watchung.

A Virtual Tour of Watchung

Watchung is a borough located in Somerset NJ, atop two ridges of the Watchung Mountains.

    Watchung Lake

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    Historic Deserted Village

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    Watchung Lake Park

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    Watchung Reservation

More About Watchung

Watchung is conveniently located between Route 22 and Interstate 78, making it easily accessible to the rest of New Jersey and other commercial centers such as New York City. The beautiful landscape includes rolling hills, vistas, babbling brooks and other natural wonders. The properties tend to be on the larger side, allowing residents a great deal of privacy and comfort. The borough is also home to two lakes, Watchung Lake and Best Lake, which provide great recreational opportunities for residents.

Town History

The name Watchung comes from the Lenni Lenape tribe meaning high hills. Watchung is a relativity small community in comparison to the much larger urban cites of Plainfield and Somerville. The Borough was organized on April 20, 1926 and covers an area of approximately 6.2 square miles. Watchung was settled in the early eighteenth century and grew slowly. In the late 1960s, however, a surge of upper-middle class population moved to the Watchung Hills area and towns such as Watchung.


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Valley View SchoolMiddle School
Watchung Hills Regional High SchoolHigh School
Organizations & Activities

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Watchung-Warren RotaryCivic Organizations
The Garden Club Of Watchung NJCultural Activities
Watchung Arts CenterCultural Activities
Phone & E-mail Directory

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Borough Clerk908.756.0080 x213
Fire Department908.765.0080 x235
Police Department908.756.3663
Recreation Department908.756.0080 x210
Area Restaurants

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Buffalo Wild WingsWatchung
Hibachi Grill And Supreme BuffetSouth Plainfield
Marino's PizzaWatchung
Panera BreadWatchung
Watchung Gourmet DeliWatchung
Water & WineWatchung