A charming small town full of Victorian architecture, Somerville is in the heart of the Raritan Valley in Somerset County. While once a historic village where George Washington spent a winter during the Revolutionary War, Somerville is now a unique artistic town known for its boutiques and dining spots.
Somerville is extremely convenient for commuters and is about an hour’s drive from both New York City and Philadelphia. The town is surrounded by several major highways within five miles of Routes 287 and 78. Somerville also has its own train station and offers service on New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line. This line makes many stops all the way to New York Penn Station. The Newark Liberty International Airport is about a 35-minute drive from town.
One of the best things about Somerville is its quaint downtown area on Main Street. Many restaurants with different cuisines draw people from all over New Jersey. Besides dining options, there are also several boutiques and shops, most of which are locally owned. You can also tour Somerville’s historic district, as there are several historic buildings along Main Street.
The schools in Somerville are highly rated and well-known throughout the area. The Somerville Public School district serves kids from pre-K through 12th grade and has just under 2,400 students and 200 teachers. Students from Branchburg Township also attend Somerset Schools. The district offers before and after programs for students, plenty of extracurricular activities, and team sports. Tutoring and special help are available throughout the district as well. For families looking for private school options, Immaculate High School and other private schools are available in the area.
Somerville is a very popular option for families, young couples, and commuters. If you’re interested in moving to Somerville, let us know. We can help with the home-buying process.