Bridgewater Township

Welcome to Bridgewater Township, NJ

The affluent Bridgewater Township sits just south of the intersection of Interstates 78 and 287, which means residents can easily be in New York, Philadelphia, or Newark for work or play. But with a school system that is considered to be one of the best in New Jersey, exciting shopping and entertainment opportunities, and acres of beautiful greenspace, you may find that there is not much reason to leave.

The historic township dates back to 1749, and up until the 1970s, it was a largely rural farming community. Its low crime rates and laid-back, peaceful way of life eventually attracted people from neighboring cities. Today, Bridgewater Townships is an eclectic mix of new and historic homes, gorgeous countryside, and convenient commercial areas.

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Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Bridgewater Township

The most popular place for shopping in Bridgewater Township just happens to be one of the most popular malls in the state. Bridgewater Commons is an upscale 900,000 square foot facility that is home to stores like Macy's, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Pottery Barn, Coach, J. Crew, and Michael Kors. It also features a theater and food court.

Sports fans can catch an Atlantic League baseball game between the Somerset Patriots and a rival at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater Township. It seats 6,100 and has a lawn, and you can even catch a concert there when the team is away or during the off-season.

For golfers, the Raritan Valley Country Club features a challenging course developed by famed architect Herbert H. Barker. It is also home to four tennis courts, and a pool and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Green Knoll Golf Course is also located in the township. The Somerset County Park Commission operates the 18-hole, 6,443-yard course.

Parks and Playgrounds in Bridgewater Township

Residents adore the ample greenspace in Bridgewater Township, which includes many parks, playgrounds, trails, and farms. One popular spot is the 715-acre Washington Valley Park. Fishing enthusiasts love to visit the reservoirs that restrict boat access, while birdwatchers come from all around to spots hawks and bald eagles at the park's Chimney Rock Hawk Watch. There are also many trails among the park's mostly undeveloped land.

The 343-acre Duke Island Park is another favorite space for locals. Mostly encompassed by the Raritan Power Canal and Raritan River, the park offers hiking and biking trails, a playground, multiple picnic areas, a softball field, and fishing opportunities.
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