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Warren Township

Warren Township is in Somerset County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 15,311, and has a total area of 19.7
square miles. All of it is land with the exception of a few private ponds. In July 2009, ranked Warren #6 in its list of “Best Places to Live” in the United States, citing in particular its schools, June carnival (the Lions Club’s annual “Expo”), “wide open spaces” (generally 1.5 acres per house), and 74 “working farms” (“taxed-as-farmland” tracts, but rural, nevertheless). The east-west Second Watchung Mountain ridge bisects Warren, with the northern half of the township sloping northward to the Passaic and Dead Rivers, and the southern half spanning the Washington Valley, between the First and Second Watchung Mountain ridges, through which runs the East Branch of the Middlebrook.

Being less than 35 miles to Manhattan makes Warren Township a favorite suburb for commuters to New York City. Businesses and residents alike chose Warren as
their home because of the access to major roads and resources. Warren is positioned between route 78, route 22 and route 287. NJ Transit does not have a rail station in town. Once a crossroads for travelers between Pennsylvania and East Jersey, Warren Township is a suburban community of single-family homes on expansive lots of an acre or larger. Close to home are abundant recreational resources including acres of parks and preserves, playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, country clubs, golf courses, a swimming pool, a senior center, tennis courts, and equestrian attractions.

The Warren Township Schools serve public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district are four K – 5 elementary schools — Central School, Mt. Horeb School, Angelo L. Tomaso School, and Woodland School — along with Warren Middle School for grades 6-8. Students in public school for grades 9-12 attend Watchung Hills Regional High School, which serves students from Warren as well as the neighboring communities of Watchung, Green Brook (in Somerset County), and Long Hill Township (in Morris County). The township provides post secondary opportunities at Raritan Valley Community College, located nearby at 128 Lamington Road, North Branch.