Situated on Westfield’s western border, Scotch Plains embodies the “country-living” setting, with its meandering, sun-dappled roads and parks, and large homes on large properties. And while the serenity is soothing to many NYC commuters who make their home here, the vitality of Scotch Plains residents parades itself in their passionate involvement in their children’s development — with many sitting on school committees and hosting fund-raisers — giving rise to well-regarded schools (shared with Fanwood).
Scotch Plains residents enjoy their town. Concerts, a holiday hayride and walking tours are just a few of the community-sponsored events that bring Scotch Plains’ residents out for a convivial day or evening of fun. With nearly 23,000 residents, Scotch Plains is home to 3 golf courses, and 8 parks boasting playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball and basketball.
Newcomers are especially thrilled with the YMCA — also shared with Fanwood — which offers basketball, volleyball, Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, an indoor pool, swim lessons and swim teams, and most important, a forum for meeting their new neighbors, And the very active JCC adds to the general feeling of “community.”
Restaurants & Shopping
Scotch Plains’ Stagecoach Inn (circa 1737), a destination for those who admire a bygone era, is located at Park Ave. and Front St., across from the town square. Scotch Plains town center boasts the charm of an historic antique village combined with upscale restaurants and specialty shops. One of the things we all enjoy is meeting for lunch at the town center and then shopping with friends for unique gifts.
With its thriving business center, great restaurants, unique shops, exceptional schools and easy access to NYC trains, Scotch Plains is the community of choice for many looking for a beautiful home on a sprawling park-like property.
Some background and other facts
Scotch Plains’ approximately 22,700 residents make their home on 9.6 square miles of lovely tree-lined streets and roads. The township boasts outstanding schools, and many fine shops. Its famous Stage House Restaurant is ranked among the best in the state, and Pantageis Renaissance has been the perfect setting for weddings for more than 20 years.
Some suburban Scotch Plains residents make their home in upscale Townhomes, while others opt for unique single family residences. Some enjoy the ambiance of 1 acre properties in manicured neighborhoods; others experience the romance of country living.
Scotch Plains enjoys an enviable reputation as a wonderful place to raise a family, where that “hometown feel” permeates every corner — and you’re only a few minutes from the ambiance of downtown Westfield.
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