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Union, New Jersey

Township of Union

is a lovely, well-established, residential suburban community in the metropolitan New York region. Population is about 50,000, in 9.1 square miles. It is located 18 miles from midtown Manhattan, with a direct 40-minute bus (Number 114) from Union Center into the Port Authority in NYC. Union also has a NJ Transit train station (Raritan Valley Line, with travel into Newark & NYC), completed in 2003; this "Townley Train Station" is located off Morris Avenue on the old Reisen Lumber property.

Take a historical look back at Union in the 1950s, to help celebrate our 50+ years in business!

Union is proud to say that in 2000 it opened a brand-new and already very vibrant Senior Citizen's Center housed in its own new building.

Union is noted for its low taxes and excellent school system. It has the honor of having been named an "All-America City" because of its liveability and features.

Union has excellent utilities and community services. Some advantages are:

  • Paid full-time police and fire departments
  • 10 Public Schools, designated a Model School District in 1986 by the National Association of Governors; Union High School has "the most sophisticated television station of any school in the US" for use by the communications classes
  • 2 Parochial Schools
  • Kean University
  • Five-member Township Council
  • Substantial Public Library
  • New Senior Citizen Center
  • Various houses of worship
  • Ample recreational facilities and 165 acres of parks
  • Union Hospital
  • Annual Festival on the Green
  • Annual large-display of Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Many banks
  • Substantial public transportation
  • Easy access to all major highways, especially the Garden State Parkway, Route 78, Route 22, and the New Jersey Turnpike
  • Large shopping centers and supermarkets
  • Trains to NYC within 2 miles

A bit of history: Union is the third oldest English settlement in New Jersey, after Newark and Elizabeth (its downtown is "colonialized" in appearance by ordinance), and was settled by Puritans in 1667, when it was called Connecticut Farms. It figured prominently in shipbuilding from the late 17th Century. Union was the site of two Revolutionary War battles, on June 7 and 23, 1780, as the British tried to advance to Morristown, where Washington's troops were headquartered.

Union also boasts the National Landmark historical beauty of Liberty Hall, which was built in 1722 by one of the members of the First Continental Congress on the eve of the Revolution, and survived two centuries of ownership by the same family. It is associated with many of the events and individuals that have shaped our nation's destiny. With Mansion and Gardens now open to the public, Liberty Hall was home to the prominent Livingston and Kean families.

Union's tree-lined streets are home to mostly one-family houses.

Union also has its own Website
as does the local newspaper, The Union Leader.

 Would you like a Union School Report?

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