Peapack-Gladstone Borough is a small suburban community located on the northern edge of Somerset County occupying a total area of 5.8 square miles with a population of approximately 2,500. Surrounding towns include Chester and Mendham (Morris County) to the north with Bedminster, Bernardsville and Far Hills to the west, south and east, respectively. Ideally situated for commuters to both Manhattan and Philadelphia, Gladstone is the last stop on the Gladstone Branch of NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line, taking many of the borough’s commuters to Hoboken and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan daily. Gladstone to NY Penn Station takes 88 minutes. Peapack has its own station less than 2 miles before the terminus and takes 85 minutes to get to NYC. By major roads, it is close to I-78 and I-287 and routes 202 and 206. Peapack-Gladstone is 45 miles from Manhattan. Newark-Liberty International Airport, with direct flights throughout the world, is about 35 miles from Peapack-Gladstone. Nearby Morristown Municipal Airport provides corporate and individual private flight services.
Truly one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets, Peapack-Gladstone is set amongst the bucolic rolling hills of northeast Somerset County. Many families are attracted by its Norman Rockwell charm, pristine landscape, and prime location. Peapack-Gladstone is a pedestrian friendly community with many homes within walking distance to town and the train. Actually, there are two train stations as well as two Post Offices with one of each in Gladstone and Peapack respectively. The Borough is also part of the Somerset Hills School District in nearby Bernardsville, which is considered to be one of the best districts in the state.
Peapack-Gladstone is extremely community minded with a host of cultural, recreational, historical, and charitable events and activities taking place year round. Many of these events including various holiday festivities, band concerts, art shows, the Green Festival, Community Day and Carols by Candlelight, to name a few are centered around Liberty Pond, which is located in the middle of town and comes complete with resident white swans, a quaint gazebo, picnic tables, walking trail and small playground. The Borough also offers a local library, an excellent summer recreation program for children of all ages, as well as a year round array of organized sports for town youth.
Culinary choices abound for the pickiest of palettes from the world class Ninety Acres (in Natirar), to Café Azzurro (with outdoor seating), to 89 Main, Sublime, The Gladstone Tavern, Dominck’s Pizza, New Gladstone Market and a town favorite gathering spot CocoLuxe Fine Pastries for tasty desserts. In addition to many fine restaurants, there are a host of upscale shops, boutiques, hair and nail salons, spas and a classic/antique car showroom.
Peapack-Gladstone is also home to the United States Equestrian Team (ESET) which trains and supports top athletes and horses to compete at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Games and other top international competitions in a variety of disciplines.
The Essex Hunt Club is a well established fox hunting club with hounds that still hunt and riders who dress the part and maintain the long standing tradition on 100 plus acres of prime hunt country land in Peapack. The club has transformed in recent years and also offers an ice rink used for recreational figure skating and hockey.
For those who enjoy golf, Peapack-Gladstone is home to one the finest private golf clubs in the country – Hamilton Farm Golf Club, which is host to the nationally televised LPGA annual tour event, SyBase Match Play Championship. Other highlights of the town include the beautiful 500 acre county owned property Natirar, which spans parts of neighboring Peapack-Gladstone, Bedminster and Far Hills and takes its name from the North Branch of the Raritan (spelled backwards) River that runs through the estate. It was once home to the King of Morocco and is now dedicated Open Space and houses Richard Branson’s recently opened gourmet hilltop culinary center – Ninety Acres. A high-end spa is planned on the property in the coming years. This property is also the site of the annual “Miles for Matheny” charity run event which benefits children who attend The Matheny School also located in town. This is a unique school and hospital catering to the special educational, physical and medical needs of children with a diverse range of disabilities and is a very big part of the community.
Finding Homes For Sale in Peapack Gladstone
Housing choices range from large estate and luxury properties, antique farmhouses, English country manors, historic colonials, Victorians, condominiums, home apartments, cape cods, ranches, horse farms and cottages. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in privacy or neighborhood living, this town offers something for everyone, all in a very convenient location. For a small town, Peapack-Gladstone offers amenities not seen in other towns two or three times its size.
As you can see, Peapack Gladstone has something to fit everyone’s needs. Call me direct at (908) 267-2465, or email me at Bob@BobZorechakRealtor.com and I will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and find the right home for you.
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I also serve the surrounding towns in northern Somerset County as well as select towns in Morris County including Morristown, Morris Township, Madison, the Chathams, the Mendhams, the Chesters and Long Valley (Washington Township) along with the Hunterdon County towns of Lebanon and Tewksbury Townships.
Peapack Gladstone NJ Schools:
Students in grades K–12 attend the schools of the Somerset Hills Regional School District, a regional school district serving students from Bernardsville, Far Hills, and Peapack-Gladstone, along with those from Bedminster Township who attend the district’s high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.
The three schools in the district are Bedwell Elementary School (K-4, 692 students), Bernardsville Middle School (5-8, 554 students) and Bernards High School (9-12, 759 students), and are all located in Bernardsville. Many of the high school students travel to school using the train that links the towns together.
Peapack Gladstone NJ Public School Links:
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