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Bridgewater Real Estate

Bridgewater Township is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. A relatively large (over 32 square miles) suburban area in the state’s picturesque Skylands Region, it borders 13 other municipalities. The northeastern portion of Bridgewater is where the first ridge of the Watchung Mountains passes through. The north branch of the Raritan River forms the township’s western border with Branchburg.

Bridgewater is made up of a number of communities and sections, one of which is the residential hamlet of Martinsville. With its own commercial center, its own
post office and ZIP code. The Spring Run section of town features a Revolutionary War cemetery- burial grounds for both American and British troops as well as some early settlers of the area.

Other Bridgewater communities include: Finderne is an eclectic area featuring older neighborhoods, newer developments, multi-unit housing, commercial and industrial areas. Green Knoll is a residential neighborhood dotted by major commercial developments and government facilities including the Bridgewater Commons Mall, an office park, municipal building, police station and Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Country Club/Meadow Road Area, also referred to as “the Van Holten area”, is comprised almost completely of residential homes. Milltown/Vanderveer Road Area, located northeast of Bradley Gardens, is a residential community with many new homes being built in recent years. Sunset Lake surrounds a manmade lake in the northern part of Bridgewater and is located near the interchange of Interstate 287 and Interstate 78.

Bridgewater is part of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Primary Schools (grades pre-K through 4):
Adamsville School
Bradley Gardens School
Crim School
Hamilton School
John F. Kennedy School
Milltown School
Van Holten School
Intermediate Schools (grades 5-6):
Eisenhower School
Hillside School
Middle School (grades 7-8)
Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School
High School (grades 9-12)
Bridgewater-Raritan High School

Getting to and from Bridgewater
Bridgewater is accessible by way of several major highways, including Interstate 287, Interstate 78, U.S. 22, Route 202-206 and Route 28.
NJ Transit bus service is provided to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to Newark. NJ Transit train service on the Raritan Valley Line serves Bridgewater riders to and from Newark Penn Station. Three local airports serve the Bridgewater area: Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, Somerset Airport and Central Jersey Regional Airport. Open to the public, they each offer charter flight services as well as flight training and other aviation related services. Newark Liberty International Airport is located approximately 32 miles away.

Shopping and Dining
With anchor stores Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor, the Bridgewater Commons Mall has something for everyone. Throw in a diverse mix of more than 170 specialty shops and the Village at Bridgewater Commons, a delightful outdoor promenade adjacent to the Mall, and you have one of the best, all-inclusive shopping experiences in New Jersey.

Parks and Recreation
Washington Camp Ground is preserved land on which George Washington’s army encamped during the winter of 1778-79. Washington Valley Park in Martinsville is a great place for a day hike or bike trip. Thomae Park along the eastern side of Bridgewater offers a playground, basketball court, baseball field, and hiking trail.

Other great parks and recreational facilities in the Somerset County Park System include:

Colonial Park
Duke Island Park
Leonard J Buck Garden
North Branch Park
Little Brook Sanctuary
Sourland Mountain Preserve
Washington Rock Park

The Somerset Patriots, a professional baseball team based in Bridgewater Township, are a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. From the 1999 season to the present, the Patriots have played their home games at the 6,100-seat TD Bank Ballpark.