Lush lawns and plenty of greenspace blend with a lively downtown
Scotch Plains occupies a sprawling nine square miles, which means many homeowners enjoy larger property sizes than surrounding suburbs. Lush lawns and towering trees are a common sight in Scotch Plains, but the township is fortunate to have a lovely downtown district as well, with numerous restaurants, shops, and a central park where town-wide events and a seasonal farmers’ market take place.
You won’t have trouble finding green spaces for recreation in Scotch Plains, where eleven parks and several ball fields welcome kids and adults to partake in outdoor fun and sports. Additionally, Scotch Plains is home to the renowned Shackamaxon Country Club, the Scotch Hills Golf Course, and the Highland Swim Club. The JCC of Union County is located in Scotch Plains and offers a wide array of recreation, school, and summer camp opportunities.
Despite its large size, Scotch Plains has a strong sense of community among its 23,000 residents, bolstered by the many events that bring residents together, such as the annual Harvest Homecoming, Scotch Plains Day, and Easter Egg Hunt.
Education is one of the pillars of Scotch Plains, with six of its public and private high schools named among America’s Top High Schools by Newsweek in 2015.