Located in Somerset County, Manville is a borough in the heart of Raritan Valley. With just over 10,000 people, the town draws families looking for the convenience of suburban life without being too far from major cities. The town’s Slavic roots are responsible for its many popular Polish-American businesses, including delicious restaurants, cafes, and bakeries along Main Street.
Manville is about an hour’s drive from both New York City and Philadelphia through easy access to Routes 287, 28, and 206. Furthermore, there are plenty of transportation resources available. The town is near many NJ transit train stations and there are multiple options for people who prefer the bus. These features make Manville an excellent choice for city commuters.
Manville is known for its annual community events - like the yearly carnival, holiday tree lighting ceremony, Memorial Day Parade, and many others throughout the year. The Manville Farmers Market runs every Friday from June to September in the Municipal Lot on Main Street. It offers produce from local farms, homemade wares, and specialties from nearby vendors. The Manville Public Library is a favorite spot for residents due to its large number of programs, classes, and events. If you apply for a library card from Manville, you’ll also have access to ten other Somerset Libraries, thanks to the Somerset County Library System.
The Manville School District serves public school students from pre-K through 12th grade and is highly rated. The district is made up of 4 schools, 1600 students, and 130 teachers. Schools in Manville include Weston Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Alexander Batcho Intermediate school, and Manville High School. Besides stellar academics, the district offers many extracurricular activities like band, choir, theater, and team sports. Before and after-school programs are also available for the younger grades.
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