Hunterdon County

A pastoral county with historic beauty and an artistic atmosphere.

Welcome to Hunterdon County

With rolling hills and historic beauty, Hunterdon County blends a timeless nostalgia with fresh, modern amenities to create an oasis of peace and prestige. Dating back to 1714, Hunterdon County is named for 18th-century colonial governor Robert Hunter and his Scotland hometown.


Considered one of the most picturesque areas in the state, Hunterdon County offers a beautiful setting for some of New Jersey’s most impressive estates. Flawlessly renovated historic homes set on sprawling lawns honor the stately beauty of centuries past while offering stylish contemporary touches and luxe amenities. The lush landscaping includes breathtaking mountain views, bucolic farmland, vast vineyards, and sparkling river towns, making this lovely area a magnet for creativity.


What To Love

● Picturesque beauty

● Magnificent estates

● Historic architecture

● A creative haven for artists

● Vibrant vineyards and bistros

Local Lifestyle

Life in Hunterdon County is perhaps as close to a Norman Rockwell painting as real life can get – and you’ll often find residents sitting at their easels, looking to bring this natural beauty to the canvas. With its easy proximity to New York and Philadelphia, Hunterdon County attracts high-level executives and young professionals, while the superior school systems and lovely towns create an idyllic family setting.

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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With farmland as its heritage and culinary delights as its art form, Hunterdon County shines with bistros and cafes committed to decadent tastes and farm-fresh ingredients. The innovative Ironbound Farm, located in Asbury, features a delicious lineup of hard ciders. This regenerative-practice estate sources its cider apples from family-owned farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and their Cider Gardendelights palates with freshly grown herbs and creative small plates. The clever menu at chef-owned Juniper Hill follows the seasons and highlights global tastes with colorful New American creations. Start your morning with a handcrafted coffee and savory ricotta toast from Scout's Coffee Bar and Mercantile in High Bridge, or indulge in the thoughtfully curated selection of wines and cheeses at Beneduce Vineyards.

You’ll find fair trade, handcrafted, sustainable products at Clinton’s unique Chameleon Blue. The only of its kind in the entire county, this stylish boutique charms with handmade cards, jewelry, and sumptuous spa items. The historic Red Mill Museum Village, built in 1801, features outstanding agricultural, industrial, and domestic artifacts. Enjoy an afternoon of art and culture at the Hunterdon Art Museum, a bastion of internationally recognized and emerging artists, as well as art classes and creative workshops.

Things To Do

Hunterdon County’s picturesque beauty offers a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities, like the whimsical Festival of Ballooning in Whitehouse. This acclaimed event features nationally recognized performers, a decadent menu of festival treats, and gorgeous sunset balloon rides. Bring a picnic and lounge on the sandy beaches of Round Valley Reservoir, or spend a day out on the water or hiking the scenic trails at Spruce Run Reservoir. Lambertville pampers residents with a delectable array of gourmet events, like the Shad Festival. A type of fish whose name translates to ‘delicious,’ shad is showcased at this highly anticipated festival, with an entire bistro area dedicated to creative dishes prepared with this prized delicacy.

Every holiday season, downtown Clinton transforms into a winter wonderland of Victorian-era characters and traditions with Clinton's Dickens Days. Snuggle up in a horse-drawn carriage, meet Charles Dickens and Scrooge, visit the artisan market, or sip hot chocolate while listening to the costumed carolers. The beloved Clinton Christmas Parade follows a week later, with a festive procession of both professional and local floats, live music and entertainment, and costumed characters for the little ones.

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Hunterdon County Schools

Hunterdon County is known for its distinguished schools and offers excellent educational opportunities, including:

North Hunterdon High School

• Grades 9-12
• a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

• Grades 9-12
• highly acclaimed public school

South Hunterdon Regional High School

• Grades 9-12
• top-rated high school