Explore Somerset Hills, New Jersey with William Landesman

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The residential crowd is made up of…

Families, singles, and young professionals in the more suburban areas along the New York City Mid-Town Direct commuter rail line as well as professional and amateur equestrians and gentlemen farmers further west in the countryside.

 

The community vibe is…

Close-knit with award winning school districts, a strong and vibrant YMCA and many local events including a three-season farmer’s market, Founder’s Day in the quaint downtown of Basking Ridge and Sounds Around Town that promote local musicians.

 

The lifestyle offered is…

Sophisticated country casual with many amenities that appeal to those who appreciate both the proximity to New York City as well as the charming village hamlets that dot the countryside.

 

The most popular building type you’ll find is…

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Cape Cod style homes brimming with charm and character, antique farmettes and stately Bucks County Colonials adorned with brick and stone.

 

The average home price is…

Diverse, ranging from modest starter homes to multi-million dollar grand estates upwards of $20,000,000.

 

The area’s greatest highlight is…

Its historically-significant country estates on the Bernardsville Mountain dating from the late 1800s through the 1920s. Many of these homes were designed by noted architects and landscapers and owned by prominent, wealthy families from around the tri-state area.

 

The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…

Princeton–45 minutes, Jersey Shore–45 minutes, New York City–1 hour, Philadelphia–less than 2 hours

 

The best spot to dine fancily…

There is no shortage of fine dining establishments in the area lead by 90 Acres at Natirar (the country estate formerly owned by the King of Morrocco), the Bernards Inn and the Pluckemin Inn.

 

The best spot to find entertainment…

The State Theater of New Jersey and George Street Playhouse are in nearby New Brunswick as well as the Mayo Center for Performing Arts in Morristown and NJPAC in Newark–all offer world-class entertainment. The bright lights of Broadway are located just across the Hudson River.

 

The best spot to go shopping…

Although you can reach New York’s famed Fifth Avenue shopping in about an hour, the nearby Mall at Short Hills is about a half hour away and boasts all the luxury brands you’ll find in the world’s most stylish cities. There are a number of local merchants selling unique goods and wares.

 

The best place to tee off…

The area is home to a number of private golf clubs including Trump National Golf Club, NJ National Golf Club, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Somerset Hills Golf Club, Hamilton Farms Golf Club and the Basking Ridge Country Club.

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