Small but mighty, and growing in all the right places!
Nestled next to Scotch Plains is the quaint town of Fanwood. With a population of around 7,000 occupying only a little more than one square mile, Fanwood could be called a small town, but it has so much to offer residents and visitors alike.
Over the years the business districts of Fanwood have greatly expanded, with many terrific restaurants and boutiques opening, and more development in the works. Train service to Manhattan is available at the Fanwood Station, one of the prettiest historic stations in all of NJ. Fanwood is part of the highly regarded Scotch-Plains Fanwood School District, whose high school is continually ranked among the best in the state.
Small-town charm abounds in Fanwood, from the seventy-five-year-old butcher shop where they know customers by name … to the parks where toys are purposely left in the sandboxes for children to enjoy … to the petite town library whose slogan is “we may be small but we’re mighty” … to the annual “Fanny Wood Day” festival replete with pie-eating contests and bubble-blowing competitions. It’s a great place to call home–for the day or forever.