New Providence

New Providence is a historic suburban town, dating back to 1794, known as the Pioneers.

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New Providence is a historic suburban town, dating back to 1794, known as the Pioneers, located in Union County, offering residents a peaceful and family-friendly environment, about 27 miles from Manhattan. New Providence borders Berkeley Heights, Chatham, and Summit. Commuting into New York City from New Providence is convenient and efficient. The town benefits from its close proximity to major highways and multiple transportation options. New Providence has two train stations, the New Providence Train Station and Murray Hill Train Station, offering a seamless commute for professionals and commuters. Both train stations offer easy access to Midtown NYC. There are two parking lots for commuters and other lots for shoppers. They have a downtown strip with a mix of restaurants, cafes, and local shops. 
New Providence is known for its excellent school systems, rated an A+ on Niche, making it an attractive destination for families. There are two elementary schools: Allen W. Roberts Elementary School for grades Pre-K-6 and Salt Brook Elementary School for grades K-6. The New Providence Middle School is for grades 7-8 and the New Providence High School is for grades 9-12. More school information can be found on These schools are committed to academic excellence and offer a range of extracurricular activities to support student development and enrichment. Top-rated private schools nearby in Summit, include Kent Place, Oak Knoll, and Oratory Prep.
The utility companies serving New Providence ensure reliable access to essential services such as electricity, gas, and water. Providers like Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) and local water utilities ensure the efficient delivery of utilities to homes and businesses.
New Providence offers a variety of parks and recreational areas, providing residents with opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. The town also maintains tennis courts that are available for public use, allowing residents to enjoy friendly matches or take tennis lessons. New Providence has many parks, including Jaycees Park, Lion’s Park, and Oakwood Park, which offer walking trails, three playgrounds, sports fields, an ice-skating rink, and picnic areas. There are two pools accessible with the New Providence Community Pool Corporation. Additionally, several private golf courses are located in the surrounding area, including the nearby Fairmount Country Club, providing opportunities for golf enthusiasts to practice their swing. They also have a marching band that has won several state and national championships associated with the New Providence High School
New Providence boasts the Salt Box Museum, belonging to the New Providence Historical Society, the combination of two old houses. There is also the distinguished DeCorso Senior Living Community Center, Lantern Hill, offering independent and assisted living, as well as rehabilitation. For more info and daily updates visit our Facebook page.

Overview for New Providence, NJ

13,570 people live in New Providence, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $73,225. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around New Providence, NJ

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Delicious Delivered Desserts, Wellness Studio M, and ATA Scotch Plains.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 2.37 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.68 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.76 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.87 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for New Providence, NJ

New Providence has 4,944 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in New Providence do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,570 people call New Providence home. The population density is 3,679.2 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in New Providence, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby New Providence. 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.
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PreK - K
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St Andrews Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
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Developmental Learning Center New Providence
K - 6th
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Academy Of Our Lady Of Peace
PreK - 8th
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New Providence High School
9th - 12th
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New Providence Middle School
7th - 8th
Allen W. Roberts School
PreK - 6th

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