Welcome to Bridgewater
Filled with diverse communities, this area has excellent schools and is close to all major highways
Featuring quiet neighborhoods in a beautiful countryside landscape, Bridgewater Township is synonymous with small-town living yet is also connected to some major transportation routes. Offering a sophisticated retail district and a range of recreational amenities, this 32-square-mile community borders 11 other municipalities and is often referred to as the “Pharma Capital of New Jersey” since it houses the headquarters of several biotechnology firms.
There are 3,600 acres of public and private parks, Blue Ribbon schools, and a population of close to 45,000 residents. The Watchung Mountains pass through the township’s northeast corridor while the Raritan River forms much of Bridgewater's borders.
Homes here are a mix of single-family residences, townhomes, and condos. Prices range from affordable to high-end.
What to Love
- Quiet neighborhoods and countryside landscape
- Acres of public and private parks
- Close proximity to many major transportation routes
People & Lifestyle
Excellent school districts attract many families to Bridgewater Township while its commutability is attractive to young professionals.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
There’s a lot to do in Bridgewater: TD Bank Ballpark is a 6,100-seat baseball park that serves as the home of the Somerset Patriots, a Double-A level Minor League Baseball team. 70 games are played here each season, and other high school and corporate events are hosted here each year.
Retail options include Bridgewater Commons, a fully enclosed upscale shopping mall, and Chimney Rock Shopping Center, which is anchored by Whole Foods and features Ulta, Saks Off 5th, Nordstrom Rack, and The Container Store.
At Bridgewater Ice Arena, visitors can play laser tag and arcade games or skate on several ice rinks.
Things to Do
Community events abound in Bridgewater Township. Can’t-miss annual festivities include the 4H Fair, hosted each August; the Bridgewater Grand Slam Food Truck Festival, which features more than a dozen food trucks as well as live music and a beer and wine garden; and the opening day celebration at TD Bank Ballpark, which includes an impressive fireworks display.
Many residents also frequent the Raritan Valley Country Club, a private club that offers a picturesque setting and extensive facilities.
Bridgewater is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: