Located in Somerset County, New Jersey, Bernardsville is an affluent borough with the 10th highest per capita income in the state.
As of the 2010 Census, the community had a population of just 7,707, although it ranks 75th among the 100 highest-income places in the country.
Bernardsville was created from portions of Bernards Township known as Vealtown. It was officially incorporated in 1924.
The community is named after Sir Francis Bernard, who served as the governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760.
Over the years, Bernardsville has been home to many famous people, including fashion designer Marc Ecko, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and actress Meryl Streep.
Residents in this New Jersey community are served by an exceptional public school system. The Somerset Hills Regional School District serves students from pre-k to 12th grade.
The district, which also serves Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone, includes such high-performing schools as:
There are also a number of top notch private schools in the area, including the Palmer School and the School of Saint Elizabeth.
Those residents who have a strong appreciation for history will enjoy living in Bernardsville. That’s because this community has a number of historical places right within its borders, including:
There are also a number of unique shops and restaurants in and around the borough.
And if you don’t mind traveling a few miles outside of Bernardsville, you’ll find there’s a wealth of recreational amenities right in the surrounding area, such as:
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
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