Montgomery is a thriving community with a rich history, excellent schools, diverse recreation opportunities and a collective commitment to preserving open land and protecting natural resources. The community has successfully merged rural and suburban lifestyles in a cosmopolitan region. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate, as of July 1, 2019 there are approximately 23,124 people calling Montgomery home (July 1, 2019 Estimate, Source: NJ Dept of Labor and Statistics website).
Aboriginal inhabitants of Montgomery and its vicinity for over 10,000 years were the Lenni-Lenape tribe. Governance under the Western Precinct of Somerset County (i.e. west of the Millstone River) was established in 1702 by Dutch and English settlers. First organized in 1772, and incorporated in 1798, Montgomery Township continues to combine a unique convenience of location with the lifestyle features sought by residents and businesses. Located in the southern portion of Somerset County – six miles from Princeton University and roughly half way between New York City and Philadelphia – the Township is an historic 32 square mile community with an agricultural heritage. Nearly one-third of the Township is preserved open space or farmland and many historic structures and places have received landmark status.
The Township is served by State Highway Route 206 and County Routes 601, 518 and 533. Routes 1, 22, 27, 202, 287, 78 and 95/295 are also nearby. NJ Transit Northeast Corridor rail line and Amtrak provide rail service to New York City and Philadelphia at the nearby Princeton Junction Train Station as well as the Raritan Valley rail line to NYC which may be picked up at Somerville Station. Suburban Transit offers bus service from Hillsborough (and is adding a pickup point soon in Montgomery) into New York City and other local routes. The Princeton Airport is conveniently located in town. Corporate neighbors include several Fortune 500 companies located in Montgomery including Johnson and Johnson and Bloomberg Financial. Area hospitals include Penn Medicine, Princeton Medical Center – Plainsboro, Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Hospital – New Brunswick, RWJUH – Somerset, Hunterdon Medical Center, and St. Peter’s University Hospital, Capital Health in Hopewell, as well as Carrier Clinic of Belle Mead. Institutes of higher learning within a short commute include Princeton University, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, The College of New Jersey, Rider University, Mercer County Community College, and Raritan Valley Community College.
Montgomery Township is part of a bold initiative called Einstein’s Alley. It capitalizes on the area’s intellectual powerhouses including Princeton University, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Institute for Advanced Study, Rutgers the State University, Sarnoff Corporation and other leading research institutes and is making central New Jersey a national leader in attracting and supporting innovative companies. Taking cues from California’s Silicon Valley or North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Einstein’s Alley is envisioned as a home to vibrant communities and cutting-edge companies.
Montgomery Township is a carefully planned community where real estate values are high, reflecting the town’s status as one of the strongest residential real estate markets in the State.