Are you considering moving to Basking Ridge, New Jersey? Located within Bernards Township, Basking Ridge is a community rich in history. Settled during the colonial times, Basking Ridge is home to many historical sites, such as a 600-year-old White Oak tree—the oldest in the world—which George Washington is said to have picnicked under. While you can also find the headquarters to many major corporations such as Verizon Wireless, Barnes & Noble and Vencore Labs, Basking Ridge has managed to maintain its small-town charm with its many buildings built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn more about life in Basking Ridge, including schools, weather and things to see and do.

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Year Founded: 1717

Population as of 2014: 26,310

Land Area (sq. miles): 13.46

Median Age: 43

Median Household Income: $168,591

Median Home Price: $581,300

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 71° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 40° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 47 inches
  • Snowfall: 17 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Communications and information research have seen positive growth.

Major Employers: Verizon Wireless, Vencore Labs, Barnes and Noble


Nearest Major City: Approximately 20 miles to Newark, NJ.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WNYE (91.5) Public Radio
  • WNSH (94.7 FM) Country Radio
  • Z100 (100.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits Radio
  • WKTU (103.5 FM) Top 40 Radio

Public Transit: Lakeland Bus Lines, New Jersey Transit Bus and Train

Parks, Beaches and Other Recreation:

  • Enjoy the many historical sites in Basking Ridge, such as the Alward Farmhouse, built in 1740, the Coffee House, which served as a crossroads tavern and meeting place during the Colonial Era, and The Brick Academy, which is the oldest existing Federal-style building in Bernards Township.
  • With several county parks in Basking Ridge, you can visit Rebel Hill, Southward and Harry Dunham. At Lord Stirling Park, you can enjoy beautiful hiking trails, as well as horseback trails at Lord Stirling Stable.
  • Looking to get a round of 18 in? Check out Basking Ridge Country Club—a par-71 course complete with a driving range and practice bunkers. Interested in becoming a member of a premier private club? Basking Ridge’s New Jersey National Golf Club offers its members annual golf outings and the perfect venue for fundraisers, business meetings and special events.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • Charter Day is an event held in May in downtown Basking Ridge. At this annual event, visitors can enjoy a festive day filled with food, games, rides for the kids, art exhibits and local vendors.
  • For Parks and Recreation Month every July, enjoy outdoor concerts, movies under the stars and shows from the Plays in the Park program—all for free.

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