Somerset County, New Jersey has found that balance between urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural country sides. Right in the heart of the nation's largest metropolitan area (population about 245,000), Somerset County's Heritage Trail Association provides year round programs of entertaining legend and lore. Walking Tours are themed, from Revolutionary (historic buildings and battlegrounds of of Van Nest’s Mill and Bound Brook) to Churches (do not miss the original windows by Tiffany). There are also Bus Tours and booklets available for Self Driving Tours. Somerset Business Magazine is a fine resource for the many programs and activities of its well organized business community. Home to Cook College, the New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Somerset combines residential communities, beautiful parks, excellent shopping areas, extensive farmlands, numerous historic sites and outstanding business and industry.
Somerset County had the highest rate of population growth in New Jersey from 1990 to 2000 with a 23.8 percent increase. This was nothing new for Somerset County. In the 1980's, Somerset County ranked 3rd in the state, showing substantial gains from both international and domestic migration. Obviously, Somerset County is a desirable place to live, work and play.
Somerset County's municipalities are Basking Ridge, Bedminster, Belle Mead, Bernardsville, Blawenburg, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Far Hills, Flagtown, Franklin Park, Gladstone, Hillsborough, Kingston, Liberty Corner, Lyons, Manville, Martinsville, Millstone, Neshanic, Neshanic Station, North Branch, Peapack, Pluckemin, Raritan, Rocky Hill, Skillman, Somerset, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Warren and Watchung.
Speaking of play, whatever else you may do in Somerset County, Don't miss a Patriots game.
Somerset County Links
American Red Cross | Greater Somerset County
Beachcomber, Camping, World Beaches, Vacations and Boardwalks
Nonprofit, Community & Government Organizations
Somerset Business Magazine
Somerset County Chamber of Commerce
Somerset County New Jersey Genealogy
Somerset County Job Listings
Somerset County Library System
United Way of Somerset County, New Jersey