Located on the northern tip of scenic Hunterdon County, Lebanon Township borders both Morris and Warren Counties and occupies 31 square miles with a population of approximately 6,588 residents. Lebanon Township is conveniently located near a network of major commuter roadways including Interstates 78 & 287, Routes 22, 31, 202 and 206 providing easy access to most employment hubs like Newark, Princeton and New York, just to name a few. Access to NYC is just minutes away with a NJ Transit train station in nearby Far Hills, along with service to Port Authority in mid-town Manhattan provided by Lakeland Bus. For those commuters living in the more interior sections of town NJ Transit offers connecting train service from nearby Whitehouse Station or Raritan to New York, Newark or Hoboken. NJ Transit buses depart from Whitehouse Station to Port Authority in mid-town Manhattan with several stops including Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport, which is less than 30 miles away. Points south including the Jersey Shore are within an hours drive and to the west, Pennsylvania is less than a half hour away.
With it’s close proximity to several of New Jersey’s largest business campuses including some of the worlds leading pharmaceutical / biotech and communications companies conveniently located in neighboring towns, it is no wonder that Lebanon Township has become the destination of choice for many of today’s homebuyers looking for the ideal balance and perfect blend of suburban living without the isolation that sometimes accompanies this lifestyle.
Lebanon Township truly has the best of both worlds for those seeking a more rural setting with all of the amenities and conveniences of modern suburbia. It is within 30 minutes of two major shopping malls, The Bridgewater Commons and the upscale Short Hills Mall, as well as a choice of supermarkets, restaurants, spas/gyms, public and private golf courses, movies, hospitals and more.
Historically an agricultural community, the township has grown in recent years while still maintaining its rural character and charm. Its landscape is both diverse and rich with mountains, farmlands, forests, streams and rivers.
Notable places and events in town include:
- Teetertown Ravine Nature Preserve and Mountain Farm – Home to some of the most spectacular scenery and parklands in the state, the 600 plus acre county park offers four season recreational opportunities via its hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and bridle trails, as well as fishing and superb birding.
- The Wood Glen General Store – A long-time Hunterdon County landmark not far from the Morris and Somerset County borders, the general store stands on what was once an old stagecoach road and acted, as it continues to do today, as a comfortable and uniquely charming gathering place for both residents and visitors alike. Boasting the original 1830’s black walnut counters, with baskets and gas lamps hanging from the ceiling, and filled with antiques – old farm implements, a 70 year old Chiclets vending machine, a corn husker and butter churn, an 1800’s pot belly stove – the general store is reminiscent of a different era and of the disparate roles it has served over the years, including as a general merchandise mart, a stage coach stop, and a post office for what was once a thriving nineteenth century crossroads community.
- Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area – The 445-acre Ken Lockwood WMA is managed primarily for hunting and fishing. It is also one of the New Jersey’s most picturesque places with many towering hemlocks lining the steep walls of the gorge providing shade, which contribute to a sense of isolation. A 2.5-mile stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River flows through the gorge, cascading over boulders, spilling over small waterfalls, and pouring into quiet pools. It is a wild and scenic river particularly in the spring. Hikers can enjoy a stroll along the unpaved road that parallels the river without interruption by vehicular traffic.
- Penwell Mills– Located in what many call the tri-county area where portions of Morris, Warren and Hunterdon County border each other, this tiny hamlet along the Musconetcong River is home to one of New Jersey’s oldest water powered grist mills dating back to the late 1700’s. Extremely picturesque, this part of the township is a favorite for kayakers, cyclists and hikers.
- Point Mountain – Definitely a hidden gem, this small park in Lebanon Township features a trail along side the Musconetcong River leading up to the 935’ elevation overlook with an 80° panorama of the surrounding hills, valleys and farmland.
- Camp Bernie – Camp Bernie is a fully accredited YMCA facility located at the foot of Schooley’s Mountain on a 275 acre scenic property that is dedicated to developing and enriching the lives of the community’s youth. Although it first opened in 1956, Camp Bernie’s programs offer modernized facilities and a wealth of activities, including swimming, climbing tower, mountain biking, arts and crafts, drama, sports, archery, canoeing and so much more!
- Bourbon Street Blues Festival – Sponsored by local business for the sole benefit of the Lebanon Township Education Foundation, this event featuring many nationally known musical acts has grown in popularity throughout the past several years. Held in mid-May at Lebanon Township Memorial Park, this festival attracts several thousand fans who enjoy good old fashioned blues music presented by a variety of top artists.
Other town sponsored events include Summer Day Camp at Camp Bernie, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park and a Visit with Santa at Valley View School.
All of the amenities and features mentioned above, from location, commuting, education, employment, recreation, cultural, community and overall quality of life metrics are just several examples of what makes Lebanon Township such a great place to live and the overwhelming choice for buyers looking for the best of what northern New Jersey has to offer.
Finding Homes For Sale in Lebanon Township
The township offers a wide variety of housing options for many different price ranges. From Antique farmhouses, historic Colonials, luxury real estate, Victorians, estate properties, equestrian farms, converted barns, modern, contemporary, one-level ranch living and a variety of other architectural styles, there is something for even the most discriminating buyer.
As you can see, Lebanon Township is an extremely desirable place to live with something to fit everyone’s needs. For more information on the best valued homes for sale in Lebanon Township and/or neighboring Tewksbury please call me direct at 908-267-2465 or email me at Bob@BobZorechakRealtor.com. I will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and find the right home for you.
For listings in other neighboring towns in Hunterdon County as well as parts of Somerset and Morris Counties simply use the search tools located on the right side of this page. All listings are updated throughout the day so be sure to come back often for the most current information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for using the search functions on this website, or you are looking for a home that is unique with specific features, feel free to contact me direct and let me know exactly what they are. My colleagues and I preview all kinds of properties each week and will be sure to identify just what you are looking for. In addition, my office often features “exclusive” listings that are not released to the public that might be of interest to you as well. I will be glad to answer all of your questions and arrange to show you the homes of your choice at a time convenient to your schedule.
I also serve the surrounding towns in northern Somerset County including Bedminster, Peapack Gladstone, Far Hills, Bernardsville and Basking Ridge as well as select towns in southern and western portions of Morris County including Long Valley (Washington Township), the Chesters, the Mendhams, Morris Township, Morristown, Madison and the Chathams.
Lebanon Township NJ Schools:
Students in grades K through 8 for public school attend the Lebanon Township Schools. Schools in the district are Valley View School (for grades K-4; 422 students) and Woodglen School (for grades 5-8; 357 students). Both schools are located in Lebanon Township, but have a Califon mailing address.
Public school students in grades 9 through 12 attend Voorhees High School in Lebanon Township (although the mailing address is Glen Gardner) as part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District. Voorhees High School serves students from Califon Borough, Glen Gardner Borough, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough, Lebanon Township and Tewksbury Township.
Lebanon Township NJ Public School Links
Follow this Lebanon Township School Info link for more detailed information about each school in Lebanon Township NJ, including nearby private school information.