The peaceful and provincial charm of small town living is alive and well in Branchburg, New Jersey; a community with a rich historical background and lovely continental feel, that also manages to be conveniently located near the energy and opportunity of some major U.S. cities.
Branchburg is indeed a study in delightful contrasts. It’s the old time village located just beyond the borders of New York City and Philadelphia, via the network of major highways and interstates that provides easy access to the outside world. It’s the comfortable and homey community that still features a multitude of classically designed upscale homes in its charming hamlets of North Branch and Neshanic Station.
Established in 1845, Branchburg boasts an ebullient landscape of wide open spaces that finds a variety of beautiful and timelessly useful forms. You see fertile farms, winding roads, bountiful hills and a lush collection of flora and fauna that lends endless beauty to this 20-mile area. Finding its flowing aquatic borders in the Lamington River along with two branches of the Raritan River, the community also comes complete with brooks and streams perfect for fishing and other water bound sports. The community even features a traditional Farmers’ Market at its River Lea Farm.
Yet beyond all of the natural beauty lies a very serious focus on industry, government and education. The home to a number of industrial campuses as well as an active city government, Branchburg is the location of a thriving school system as well as Raritan Valley Community College. And the community is located in close proximity to the heralded campuses of Princeton and Rutgers universities.
Branchburg also seems to bring out the sporty side in most of its residents, who walk, jog and cycle across the landscape and visit five community parks (including White Oak Park and Old Towne Park) that offer a plethora of playgrounds, sports courts, nature trails and walking paths, as well as picnic and camping facilities and small waterways. The community offers youth and adult sports programs, as well as other seasonal events that include a Pumpkin Patch and a Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
For indoor fun people can take advantage of the many shopping and dining opportunities available in Branchburg (with its resident restaurants that serve everything from Mexican to Italian to American food), as well as visit the community library.
Come home to Branchburg.