Welcome to Watchung!

Nestled in a serene, bucolic setting, many people love Watchung, NJ for its small, supportive and close-knit community.

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Located just 34 miles from Manhattan, Watchung offers residents the comfort of a quiet, picturesque family-friendly setting all while providing the convenience of living close to the city. People are enthusiastic about their love for Watchung, and residents describe their charming community as fun, unpretentious, diverse, and like family!  


Many who choose to live in Central New Jersey do so for the close proximity to the city. Here’s everything you need to know about commuting from Watchung, NJ, including tips directly from locals! 

By Train

Estimated Travel Time: XX Minutes

Locals take the train from Summit Station, Gillette Station, or Plainfield Station.

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By Bus

Estimated Travel Time: XX Minutes

Locals take route 114X into New York City

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"You do not need a parking pass to park at the Sears Park and Ride for the 114X. I've been taking it every morning. If I get on a bus around 6:40, I am usually at port Authority by 7:45"
- Monack

By Car

Estimated Travel Time: 90 Minutes

Locals recommend traveling by car from Watchung through Route 78.

“If you can avoid coming down Hillcrest Road during rush hour, do. There are plenty of other routes to get into town.” 


Those with children in school love Bridgewater in part for our wonderful school system. Whether you have a little one who’s just about to start preschool or you need tips on why locals love a certain elementary school, we have insight to help inform your search!

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