A tiny town with a lot to love
For a small town, Garwood packs a lot of punch! Coming in at under one square mile with just over 4,000 residents, Garwood is sandwiched between the much larger towns of Cranford and Westfield. Yet Garwood still has its own NJ Transit train station and bus stop and is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Parkway entrances, making it an extremely convenient town for commuters.
Lincoln School in Garwood educates grades K through 8th grade, and having just one central school creates a very tight-knit community where everyone seems to know and look out for each other. Beginning in 9th grade, public school students attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in the neighboring town of Clark.
For a borough of diminutive size, Garwood is not short on terrific restaurants, shops, and every modern convenience. Recreation is in great supply as well, with two large public parks, a vintage bowling alley open 365 days a year, and an “escape room” establishment opening soon. And with annual events such as the popular Garwood Rocks music festival, Garwood is not a town to overlook on the map.