New Providence

If you're considering looking for a home somewhere with a small town atmosphere that really is small, New Providence might be the place for you. The town is very friendly and residents seem to meet one another fast - the welcome wagon hardly waits for the moving van to leave! People get together for cook-outs and dinner, children play and ride their bikes together along quiet residential streets. Situated on 3.6 square miles on the western slope of the Watchung Mountains, this hilly community boasts tree-lined streets and suburban capes, split-levels and ranches. Many of the houses were built in the 1950's and 60's after Bell Labs moved its headquarters to the area known as Murray Hill. Across from the Murray Hill Train Station is Murray Hill Square with 50 Williamsburg-style townhouses built in the 1980s. There are also Green Way and Foley Square Townhouse complexes. The wide range of housing makes New Providence desirable to many people, especially young families looking for their first serious home. The community is also popular as it offers more affordable housing options compared to neighboring Chatham, Madison and Summit.

Discover the community

Commuting

New Providence has two train stations serving the town, a fact that is much appreciated by many of the local residents! New Jersey Transit offers services on the Morris & Essex Lines at both New Providence and Murray Hill Stations going to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan and also Hoboken Terminal to the north in New Jersey. Trains also go into Summit where you can change to go into New York Penn Station. There is also a local bus service offered by New Jersey Transit that will take you to Summit Train Station. Lakeland Bus Lines offer weekday rush hour service from stops along Springfield Avenue to New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal on the Westside of Midtown Manhattan.Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 16 miles (26 km) east of New Providence approximately a 25 minute drive away. New Providence also offers easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Route I-78.

Dining

There's a wide choice of places to dine out in New Providence. Among some of the popular places are Coppola's RistoranteMoe's Bistro & BarProvidence Bar & Kitchen and Old Glory Restaurant. Other dining options include small cafes, craft breweries, pizza, pasta and sub shops. Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream is ever popular for dessert or as it's own destination. But, be warned, on a hot night you can wait nearly an hour for this sweet treat.

Explore

The New Providence Recreation Department offers a busy calendar for its residents with many sports, fitness programs and summer camps for children. There is also a Summer Enrichment Academy that includes music and art classes. The town boasts an Olympic size swimming pool, ice skating rink, eight athletic fields and eight tennis courts. Raptor Trust, a private bird sanctuary and rehabilitation center is a place of interest especially for the bird lovers. New Providence borders the Watchung Reservation and also has three beautiful parks that offer plenty of outdoor recreation for the entire family. Added to all of this, you can enjoy a community calendar that is full of fun family events such as the Annual Fishing Derby and the 4th of July Independence Day Celebrations.New Providence has a vibrant downtown along South Street and Springfield Avenue which includes The Village, a large shopping plaza offering boutiques, salons and cafes. There are local stores like Barth’s Market, a third-generation German butcher famous for its prepared meals.

Demographics

39.7

Average Age

$132,052

Average Household Income

2.88

Average Household Size

42.6%

Families With Children

64.9%

Employment Rate

69.2%

College Graduated

New Providence Schools

New Providence's schools are outstanding and constantly rank among the top in the State. Schools in the district are Allen W. Roberts Elementary School (Pre-K through 6th Grade), Salt Brook Elementary School (K through 6th Grade) New Providence Middle School (7th and 8th Grade) and New Providence High School (9th through 12th Grade). As well as being very successful with academics, the High School also has a very strong athletics program. New Providence High School teams have won multiple State Championships in sports such as Track & Field, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Swimming and Wrestling. The School District also offers a wide range of services for student support alongside many extracurricular activities, advanced courses and a popular summer program that is run by a dedicated team of education professionals.

Elementary Schools

  • Allen W. Roberts Elementary School
  • Salt Brook Elementary School

Middle School

  • New Providence Middle School

High School

  • New Providence High School
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