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Living in Hillsborough, NJ
The largest township in Somerset County, Hillsborough is a 54.7 square mile town of 39,000 residents. The township has 6 elementary schools for students K through 4, all of which feed into Auten Road Intermediary School (5-6), Hillsborough Middle School (7-8) and Hillsborough High School (9-12).
Ranked America’s 23rd Best Place to Live by CNN Money in 2007, Hillsborough has a unique history and makeup. Within the township lie five unincorporated villages: Belle Mead, Blackwell Mills, Flagtown, Neshanic and South Branch—each filled with parks and nature. Notably, Hillsborough is home to Duke Farms, a 2,740-acre environmental showcase and learning center complete with 9 lakes, a 1.5-mile nature trail, community garden plots, and courses in horticulture and wildlife ecology. The township is actively working towards building a town center at the intersection of Route 206 and Amwell Road—a mixed-use hub connecting the different parts of this idyllic rural town.
Located 60 minutes from both New York City and Philadelphia, Hillsborough offers access to NJ Transit’s Raritan and Somerville Train Stations, both located a short drive away. Moreover, bus service is available from nearby Somerville Township. Hillsborough is accessible from I-78 and I-287, while Routes 202 and 206 run through the township. Browse our Hillsborough, NJ apartments for rent below.