Union is a delightful township in Union County, New Jersey, with a population of close to 57,000 residents. Union is ethnically-diverse, with a large Hispanic population as well as Portuguese, Irish, Polish, and German. In fact, almost 30% of its residents were born in another country.
It is an attractive place to live and boasts a convenient commute into Manhattan by bus, train or car. Adding to its allure, home prices in Union township are some of the lowest in Union County. Many homebuyers settle in Union and upon doing so, tend to stay.
Its history is of interest to many who move to Union. In the 1800s, Union was known as Connecticut Farms, and is the site of the historic Battle of Connecticut Farms, one of the last battles fought in the American Revolutionary War. Streets are named after soldiers who fought in the war and American flags line the streets creating that idyllic community people are looking for when they dream of owning a home. Furthermore, the old-fashioned Union Center has shops, pubs and restaurants with diverse ethnic fare, including Italian and Filipino.
There are plenty of parks in which children can play and Union’s schools boast higher-than-average test scores. Kean University is worth a visit as it plays host to Liberty Hall Museum, the home of William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected Governor. There, you will find two centuries’ worth of artifacts including letters written by Thomas Jefferson. With all of these spectacular amenities and features, Union is clearly a wonderful community to call home.
If you would like to buy a home in Union, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact us today for more information.