Basking Ridge

Buzzy community spaces and a friendly town spirit



Welcome to Basking Ridge

Buzzy community spaces and a friendly town spirit


One thing that surprises people about Basking Ridge is how authentically friendly it is, where its pleasant small-town feel and old-fashioned friendliness will continually draw you in. Basking Ridge is just 35 miles west of the city. Commuters can be in New York City in under an hour's drive, but there are also excellent transit links via rail and local bus service.
Homes in the center of Basking Ridge will enjoy proximity to the downtown area and its many shops and restaurants. You’ll find larger, newer homes on the outskirts of Basking Ridge, often set on large wooded lots set back from tree-lined streets. Homes are well-maintained with good curb appeal, and you'll find many luxury amenities such as chef's kitchens, spa-like ensuites, and Colonial details.
Once you visit Basking Ridge, you'll quickly see why this community is routinely named one of the best in New Jersey.

What to Love

Great transportation via rail and bus into New York City and Hoboken
An amiable community that welcomes newcomers 
Charming town center with excellent restaurants and shopping

Local Lifestyle

The Basking Ridge lifestyle is a laid-back one. You might find your neighbors walking local trails or touring historical sites nearby. Many residents commute for work, so the town can be quiet during the day and come alive over the weekends. The centrally-located downtown area is the hub of social life, and restaurants have a buzzy atmosphere in the evenings. The town has terrific events throughout the year that add to the strong sense of community, and it's easy to make friends who share your interests no matter your age.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Basking Ridge has a charming downtown area with excellent dining options. Start with a trip to Ridge Italian Comfort Food. The long-time local favorite serves up mouthwatering dishes of pasta and pizza. Just down the street, you'll find Mizu Sushi. The owners serve fresh fish and deliver a high-end experience in a cozy setting.
If you want an upscale experience, book a table at Washington House Restaurant. The seasonal dishes are perfectly presented, and the spiced apple sangria is a must-try. You'll also want to check out Brush's of Basking Ridge. This local deli serves breakfast and lunch with to-go options for summer picnics or cozy winter nights at home. 

Things to Do

Basking Ridge offers excellent entertainment options, so you'll always have something to do whether you love being outdoors or are enthusiastic about the arts. Visit the Light Opera Of New Jersey, the local performing arts theater that hosts high-end productions of musical favorites. Visit Crane Farm on the weekends to pick up locally grown produce and homemade pies, pastries, and desserts.
Golfers will want to explore membership options at Basking Ridge Country Club, which includes a beautiful course and an excellent tavern for post-golf get-togethers. Many locals also hold memberships in the Pleasant Valley Pool. Located in Pleasant Valley Park, the pool has a water park play area, snack shack, fountains, and space for lap swimming.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
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