Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge is a picturesque and affluent community located in Somerset County.

Welcome to Basking Ridge

Basking Ridge is a picturesque and affluent community located in Somerset County. Situated approximately 35 miles west of New York City, Basking Ridge offers residents a serene suburban lifestyle while still being within reasonable proximity to the bustling metropolis, a part of Bernards Township. The town is bordered by neighboring communities such as Bernardsville, Bedminster, and Warren.
 
Basking Ridge is known for its exceptional school systems, making it an attractive destination for families. The township is served by the highly regarded Bernards Township School District, rated an A+ on Niche, which includes a number of highly-rated public schools. The elementary schools include Cedar Hill Elementary School for grades K-5, Liberty Corner Elementary School for grades K-5, Mount Prospect Elementary School for grades PreK-5, and Oak Street Elementary School for grades K-5. Their middle school, William Annin Middle School, serves grades 6-8, and their high school, Ridge High School, offers education for 9th through 12th grade. More school information can be found on niche.com. These schools provide a strong academic foundation and offer a range of extracurricular activities to cater to diverse student interests. The Pingry School is a private school with students ranging from 6th to 12th grade and has a reputation for excellence throughout the state. 
 
Commuting into New York City from Basking Ridge is possible through various transportation options. The town benefits from its proximity to major highways, making it convenient for residents who prefer to drive. Additionally, there are nearby train stations that provide direct access to New York Penn Station. Commuters can also utilize bus services through the Lakeland Bus Line that connects them to New York City and neighboring towns.
 
Parking in Basking Ridge is generally accessible, with ample street parking and designated parking areas available in commercial areas and public facilities. The town provides parking permits for residents and visitors, ensuring convenient parking options.
 
The utility companies serving Basking Ridge ensure reliable access to essential services such as electricity, gas, and water. Providers like Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and local water utilities ensure the efficient delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.
 
Basking Ridge offers a variety of parks and green spaces, allowing residents to enjoy the beauty of nature and engage in outdoor activities. Pleasant Valley Park is a popular destination, featuring walking trails, sports fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Mountain Park is another gorgeous park with lighted baseball and softball fields and paved pathways. Lord Stirling Park is also nearby, offering hiking trails and opportunities for bird-watching and nature exploration.
 
Basking Ridge itself has a public pool at Pleasant Valley Park and residents have access to nearby community pools and aquatic centers through membership or day passes. Additionally, the Somerset Hills YMCA provides a wide range of recreational and fitness activities for individuals and families.
 
Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy the facilities available at Pleasant Valley Park; additional tennis and pickleball courts are located at the Oak Street School and on Liberty Corner Road. The private Basking Ridge Country Club offers well-maintained tennis courts and opportunities for friendly matches or lessons. Golfers have convenient access to nearby golf courses such as Basking Ridge Country Club and Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, providing challenging fairways and stunning landscapes.
 
Basking Ridge is home to various organizations and community groups that contribute to the town's vibrant social fabric. These organizations cater to diverse interests, such as community service, sports, arts and culture, and more, offering residents ample opportunities for involvement and connection.
The town itself does not have its own dedicated theater, but nearby towns offer theaters and performance venues that host a range of productions and cultural events. The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn are popular destinations for theatergoers in the area.

Overview for Basking Ridge, NJ

27,888 people live in Basking Ridge, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $86,265. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,888

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$86,265

Average individual Income

Around Basking Ridge, NJ

There's plenty to do around Basking Ridge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
20
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Passion Cakery, Bookworm, and Glow.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.06 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Basking Ridge, NJ

Basking Ridge has 10,076 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Basking Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,888 people call Basking Ridge home. The population density is 2,405.233 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,888

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

50.76 / 49.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,076

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$86,265

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Basking Ridge, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Basking Ridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mount Prospect Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Hamilton Primary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
William Annin Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available

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