The Borough of Watchung, population 5,613 is located in Somerset County and covers an area of approximately 6.2 Square miles. Watchung was settled in the early eighteenth century and grew slowly until recent years. There is access to I-78 and I-287 and a link from there to the NJ Turnpike (I-95) and Garden State Parkway (I-80). It is bisected by Route 206 which connects to Routes 22, 28 and 202. There is train service from Raritan, Somerville (and hopefully Belle Mead in the near future) and bus service from Somerville to Newark or New York. Four airports, one directly within the Township, and charter service are within driving distance to Newark International and Philadelphia International Airports. Watchung is also located within easy commuting distance of both New York and Philadelphia but is primarily a suburban / rural community. Renter-occupied housing takes up 17% of total housing.

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