Garwood is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line. The station has limited service compared to neighboring stations, so its schedule needs to be checked. There are two short, low platforms on each side, long enough for 2 cars only. Passengers using the inbound platform must cross over a siding track. Access to neighboring stations is available on the 59 or 113 buses to Newark and New York, traveling between Cranford and Westfield stations.
Garwood is approximately 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and the drive should take roughly 20 minutes.
Garwood has a variety of restaurants. Italian restaurants such as Rudy's Italian Restaurant and Lorenzo's Family Restaurant are popular. There is also The Station Bar & Grill, Rosie's Wine Bar, and &Grain to name a few. Looking for pizza, pasta and salad restaurants? You can take your choice and there are several Italian deli's with take-out facilities. Looking for something healthy? Try The Juice House on North Avenue, a popular place for smoothies, juices and acai bowls.
If you're considering eating-in, Garwood boasts two major supermarkets as well as a host of small stores. Shop Rite has a large store located on North Avenue and a Lidl recently opened on South Avenue.
Hartman Park is located in Garwood, NJ and has a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and water fountain.
The Garwood Sports and Recreation Complex opened in December 2014. The $3.2 million project is funded by over $1.2 million in various grants. The new complex consists of a field house building with a concession stand, deck, bathrooms and meeting room, a multi-purpose playing field, basketball court, playground, bocce ball court and walking track.
The Garwood School System serves students in Pre-K through 8th Grade at the Lincoln Franklin School. After that, students in 9th through 12th Grades attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in neighboring Clark as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Clark Public School District.
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