New Providence is a suburb of New York City with a population of 12,716. New Providence is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in New Providence offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Providence there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in New Providence and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New Providence are highly rated.
Location and Transportation
Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, approximately 28 miles west of New York City, New Providence is home to 12,000 residents and covers 3.6 square miles in northwestern Union County, connecting Summit to Berkeley Heights. Traveling is made simple with two easily accessible train stations within the town, as well as its close proximity to I-78, the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Newark International Airport.
New Providence is mostly a residential community consisting of owner occupied, single- family dwellings, along with garden apartments and condominiums, as well as a distinctive upscale senior living community. A majority of New Providence’s residents hold professional, managerial or other executive positions in their business or industry with an above average salary.
The Borough boasts a friendly and vibrant business community with numerous retailers, restaurants, and professional offices representing the medical, legal, veterinary, accounting and consulting sectors, to name a few. Corporate and non-profit businesses include companies with worldwide reputations in their field. Several banking institutions within the borough serve the financial needs of the business community, as well as local residents.
The New Providence Recreation Department, which provides a wide variety of programs for children and adults, is run by a seven-person commission, who are appointed by the mayor for five year terms. New Providence owns three playgrounds, an ice-skating rink, eight ball fields, and eight public tennis courts. Two pools, which are approximately Olympic size, are also available through the New Providence Community Pool Corporation.
There are two public K-6 schools, as well as one parochial elementary school. The middle school is adjacent to the high school, and consists of grades 7-8. New Providence High School has approximately 650 students enrolled. Students in the New Providence School District are known for their academic achievements and excellence in athletics.