Bernard’s Township Real Estate
Bernards Township is located in Somerset County.
There are many community-oriented events scheduled in Bernards Township, offering opportunities for residents to gather throughout the year. Past programs have included maple sugaring, family fun day, wildlife art exhibition, art of nature show, concert series, film festivals, Scottish games, Plays in the Park, Bike Tour of Basking Ridge, Halloween night walks, 1770’s Festival, and Holiday Open House Tour.
The Bernards Township School District has six public schools. These include four kindergarten through grade 5 schools: Cedar Hill Elementary School, Liberty Corner Elementary School, Mount Prospect Elementary School, and Oak Street Elementary School. William Annin Middle School educates students in grades 6 through 8 and Ridge High School houses grades 9 to 12.
In its listing of “America’s Best High Schools 2016”, Ridge High School was ranked 71st out of 500 best high schools in the country; it was ranked 15th among all high schools in New Jersey and third among the state’s non-magnet schools
Pingry School is a private day school with its upper campus for grades 6 to 12 located in Martinsville. The Albrook School is a private Montessori school for children up to 12 years-old and the St. James School is a Catholic school for grades pre-K through 8.
Interstate 78 is situated in the southern section of the township, and Interstate 287 is in the north. Other nearby highways include Routes 22, 24, 202, and 206. The Basking Ridge and Lyons train stations located within the township offer service into New York City.
Lord Stirling County Park and Environmental Center is located behind the municipal complex on South Maple Avenue. This 900-acre county-owned park includes riding stables where lessons are offered, as well as the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, which runs educational programs for children, adults, and school groups. The park stands on land that was originally the estate of William Alexander, who relinquished his British title of Lord Stirling to command troops in George Washington’s army.
Pleasant Valley Park is the largest town-owned park, a 111-acre parcel off Valley Road. It has baseball, softball, and soccer fields, tennis courts, paddle-ball courts, and an amphitheater for summer performances.
Pleasant Valley Pool is next to the park and offers an Olympic-sized pool, a kiddie pool, and play areas.
Brick Academy Museum is an 1809 Federal style building on West Oak Street with a museum of local history on its main floor. Featured exhibits have included one on early education and a display of artifacts from Lord Stirling’s plantation. The lower floor of the Brick Academy contains a Research Room with collections focusing on local genealogy, local history subjects, and documents and photographs pertaining to real estate properties in Bernards Township. Garden beds are planted and maintained by the Basking Ridge Garden Club.