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Bernards Township is comprised of three key towns/neighborhoods: Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner and Lyons. Home to a number of major corporations and a highly rated school system, Basking Ridge and the surrounding neighborhoods are very desirable place to live. Basking Ridge real estate, including condos, townhouses and single family homes has maintained their real estate value over a long period of time.
The area is also rich in history:
- Washington and Lafayette picnicked and colonial troops rested under the old oak tree in Basking Ridge Presbyterian Churchyard.
- Liberty Corner was a popular summer resort, with vacationers staying at local homesteads and dairy farms. A carriage would meet guests at the Lyons depot.
- Governor Woodrow Wilson made a speech on the village green in Basking Ridge prior to World War II.
And Basking Ridge homes are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and parks, the largest of which is Lord Stirling Park which is a part of the Somerset County Park Commission and almost 950 acres. It consists of two major sections the Somerset County Enevironmental Education Center and the Lord Stirling Stables. Many homebuyers who purchase Basking Ridge real estate as well as visitors to the area take advantage of the walking and hiking trails and multitude of education programs as well as the well known equestrian facilities.
Basking Ridge/Bernards Township homes provide a great place to live for those who commute to NYC. New Jersey Transit‘s Gladstone Branch runs through Basking Ridge. There are two stations that residents can use to get to New York City and Hoboken. There is also Lakeland Bus Lines which provides service to and from Manhattan during peak commuting hours. Bernards Township is also close to major roads and highways: Routes 78, 287, 22, 80 are all nearby and lead to the NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.