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About Berkeley Heights

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The name Berkeley Heights has only existed since 1952 when the township changed its name from New Providence Township to avoid confusion with the neighboring New Providence Borough.
Over the course of its history, the area of Berkeley Heights was known more for the villages that lie within it. The first community was Feltville, which grew up in the 1700's with the building of grist and saw mills along the Blue Brook, now part of the Deserted Village in a county-owned park on Cataract Hollow Road.
Part of the town used the name Turkey, which was also used by the area known as the borough of New Providence. Turkey became New Providence in 1750, when the greateful community thanked the Almighty for no one being seriously injured when a church balcony gave way, collapsing on the gallery below. The name Berkeley Heights honors Lord John Berkeley, one of the two proprietors who jointly owned the east and west portions of the state.
The center of what is the town's business area became known as Peppertown in the late 1800's, most likely a reference to the color of the peppers Italian settlers hung out to dry during the harvest season.
Following World War II, the population boom developed the township into a suburban community of single-family homes, and large, stable, industrial parks, most notably the Bell Technology Laboratories (now Lucent Technology), employing thousands of professional workers built in part of the township.
A community effort recently revitalized an area along the railroad tracks on Sherman Avenue near the municipal building and made it into Peppertown Park.
Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County relocated in 1990 to its new 178,000-square-foot facility, according to marketing director Peggy A. Salisbury. “The hospital is now situated on a 45 acre mountain top tract of land in Berkeley Heights. More than 98 percent of our patients are able to return to their previous living circumstances upon completion of treatment. Our facility has a nursing unit for both long and short stays, which is staffed 24 hours a day by physicians and professional nurses.

Education

Berkeley Heights schools are some of New Jerseys finest. The district is built on successful cooperation among family, school and community. Click here to read more about Berkeley Heights Schools.

Cultural Attractions

Residents can enjoy spacious parks and outstanding recreational programs for all ages. The town pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Membership is open to all town residents.

Demographics

Population: 12,913
County: Union
Land area: 6.3 square miles
Zip code: 07922
Median resident age: 40 years
Median household income: $ 107,716 (year 2000)
Number of households: 4,479
 

Hospitals/Medical Centers near Berkeley Heights

RUNNELLS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL (BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ)
SUMMIT HOSPITAL (SUMMIT, NJ)
OVERLOOK HOSPITAL (SUMMIT, NJ)
CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSP (MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)
MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (PLAINFIELD, NJ)
UNION HOSPITAL (UNION, NJ)
ST BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
 

Colleges nearest to Berkeley Heights

DREW UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; MADISON, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,133)
COLLEGE OF ST. ELIZABETH (about 3 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; FT enrollment: 1,737)
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,064)
UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (about 14 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,134)
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,226)
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 15 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
 
 
 


 

Utilities

Electricity and gas are provided by FirstEnergy and Public Service Electric and Gas Company, respectively. Water in the Township is provided by NJ American Water Company and Borough water is provided by Municipal Water. Verizon provides telephone service, and PatriotMedia and Cablevision provide cable television. There is municipal sewer and garbage pick-up provided based on a fee