Quaint and picturesque New Providence is often described as one of the best towns in NJ to raise a family. It has a small town feel and a welcoming community. Only 28 miles from New York City, New Providence has it all.
Home to two train stations within its tiny 3.6 miles, New Providence residents have a variety of good options when it comes to commuting into Manhattan.
- Commuters can hop on the Gladstone Branch (Morris and Essex Lines) at either the New Providence or Murray Hill stations into NY Penn Station.
- Some residents may opt to transfer in Hoboken to the PATH, Hoboken Ferry or Light Rail to NY’s Financial District.
- Residents can apply for parking permits to park at the commuter train lots, with no waitlist.
- Private bus service to Port Authority Bus Terminal.
- Traveling by car is easy from New Providence, with close proximity to I-78, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike.
- Newark Airport is under 20 minutes away.
- The high performing district consists of two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
- Recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
- Consistently top-ranked public high school by NJ Monthly.
- Hike or horseback ride in the Watchung Reservation, which houses the Trailside Nature and Science Center.
- Annual Trout Fishing Derby and Fourth of July celebrations bring this community together.
- A short drive to the Raptor Trust, a private wildlife bird rehabilitation center.
- Through the Recreation Department, children can participate in youth sports and a variety of camps over the summer.
- This small town has three playgrounds, numerous ball fields, all-weather tennis courts, shuffleboard, and even an ice skating rink.
- Residents can use the “Country Club” of community pools. The New Providence Community Pool contains two Olympic sized pools, diving tank, and a children’s fountain.