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Welcome to Bridgewater

A bedroom community in Raritan Valley, Bridgewater sits right in the middle of New Jersey and is about 30 minutes from Manhattan. It's well-connected to many major metropolitan areas via superhighways and public transit options, making it a popular choice for commuters. However, it’s more than a commuter town. One of the larger neighborhoods in the area, Bridgewater has a plethora of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. It's also home to some of the top-rated schools in New Jersey.
In Bridgewater, you'll have plenty to do with the convenience of living outside of a big city. Because of its size, Bridgewater has a wide range of housing options. Established communities like Bradley Gardens and Finderne have pleasant tree-lined streets and gorgeous period homes with lots of character. In Green Knoll, you'll find both single-family homes and modern townhouses with the added convenience of being close to downtown. Whatever you want, you'll be able to find it in Bridgewater.

What to Love

Larger bedroom community with excellent highway and public transit links 
Top-rated schools
Incredible parks, trails, and facilities for outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle

Bridgewater is a larger suburb, giving you access to more amenities than you might find in some of the smaller surrounding towns and villages. The friendly community helps this bustling suburb feel more like a small town, and it's easy to make friends with your fellow residents. The laid-back social scene is the perfect balance to the bustle you'll experience in the larger surrounding metropolitan areas. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Bridgewater offers independent restaurants and well-known national chains, so there is something for everyone in town. Start with a reservation at Redstone American Grill for a great night out. The modern setting offers steak and seafood along with an excellent wine list. Meet your friends down at Thai Kitchen. This sleek, casual space serves Thai classics with customizable levels of spiciness. You can easily pass an evening on their incredible patio. 
Shoppers will love the variety of options in town. Bridgewater Commons is a regional destination with stores like Bloomingdales and Charlotte Tilbury. You'll find independent boutiques like The Hungry Hound pet store and Pops Bike Shop on Main Street. Many of the surrounding towns also offer great options just minutes from the neighborhoods of Bridgewater. 

Things to Do

Bridgewater has excellent outdoor recreation opportunities along with many arts and cultural events. Spend a weekend exploring Duke Island Park with family and friends. Surrounded by the Raritan River, the park has walking trails, fishing spots, and lovely picnic areas.

Washington Valley Park is also worth a visit, with its preserved 18th-century buildings and trails around the reservoir. Golfers will love living in Bridgewater because of the abundance of courses, including the top-rated Green Knoll Golf Course.


Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District serves Bridgewater Township.
Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics & Engineering Technologies, Grades 9-12
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School, Grades 9-12
Milltown Primary School, Grades K-5


About the Neighborhood

Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Easy commutes
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
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