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About Hillsborough


The best of all worlds come together in Hillsborough Township. There is a quality of life here that is virtually unparalleled in the nation. Fine homes, schools and recreation are located in the Southwest quadrant of Somerset County. Situated primarily in the Piedmont Plain, the topography of Hillsborough, is generally flat to gently rolling. The western section of Hillsborough, including the Sourland Mountain area, is characterized by undulating ridges and slopes with elevations ranging from 40 feet to 568 feet above sea level. Hillsborough's 54.7 square miles ranks it as the largest municipality in Somerset County.

Hillsborough is centrally located in both Somerset County and New Jersey. Somerset County is bordered by the following counties: Warren and Morris to the north; Mercer to the south; Essex, Union and Middlesex to the east; and Hunterdon to the west. There is access to I-78 and I-287 and a link from there to the NJ Turnpike (I-95) and Garden State Parkway (I-80). It is bisected by Route 206 which connects to Routes 22, 28 and 202. There is train service from Raritan, Somerville (and hopefully Belle Mead in the near future) and bus service from Somerville to Newark or New York. Four airports, one directly within the Township, and charter service are within driving distance to Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airports. Hillsborough is also located within easy commuting distance of both new York and Philadelphia but is primarily a suburban/rural community. More than 50% of its total acreage remains undeveloped.

Hillsborough Township has 7,506 acres zoned for nonresidential development. There is a mixture of residential zoning clusters, garden apartments, townhouses and condominiums in the community's fifty-four square miles.

Zoned and planned many years ago, the developed areas consist of modern buildings nestled in park-like settings and well kept, carefully protected residential homes which have made Hillsborough a very desirable place to live. There are local places of worship for those of Jewish, Roman Catholic and most Protestant faiths.

In addition, the Bridgewater Commons Mall, a major mall, is a short drive from the Township. Restaurants in the area provide a sampling of almost every national cuisine.

Incorporated May 31, 1771, Hillsborough contains the postal centers of Belle Mead, Neshanic, Flagtown, and mailing addresses of Flemington, South Somerville, Manville and Skillman, all of which are the makeup of Hillsborough Township.

The Township Motto, "Hillsborough, The Good Life" tells it all. 

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