Somerset County

A sophisticated, vibrant area boasting historic homes and prestigious communities

Welcome To Somerset County

Affluent and beautiful, Somerset County is one of the most prestigious in the nation. This tony New Jersey enclave is brimming with pastoral beauty and colonial history, boasting historic architecture and landmarks from the Revolutionary War. Established in 1688, Somerset County is the heart of the country’s largest metropolitan area, making this wealthy community an idyllic blend of lush rolling hills, suburban tranquility, and urban sophistication. With Manhattan just under an hour away, Somerset County offers both easy city access and countryside serenity.


Containing the exclusive towns of Bridgewater, Branchburg, and Somerville, Somerset County is home to perfectly maintained parks, upscale shopping areas, and stunning historic architecture. The rolling hills and lush farmland set the stage for majestic estates that would look just as natural in the English countryside for which Somerset County is named. Here you’ll find stately brick colonials set on meticulously landscaped lawns, light-filled new construction builds, complete with spa amenities, and luxury condos on leafy streets.


What To Love

● Beautiful neighborhoods

● Pristine parks

● Vibrant boutiques

● Stunning historic beauty

Local Lifestyle

As one of the most affluent counties in the nation, Somerset County is home to successful, well-known families and young professionals. This esteemed community boasts high-level residents in every industry, from executives, financiers, and publishers, to politicians and actors. The stunning scenery offers a tranquil setting for busy professionals, and the excellent schools and beautiful parks make for idyllic family life.

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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Somerset County carefully cultivates its exemplary culinary and retail scenes, home to a community with discerning palates. Award-winning Italian cuisine awaits at Alfonso's Trattoria, a family-owned bistro in historic downtown Somerville featuring a traditional menu of classics and gourmet pizza. Start your mornings with artisanal espresso drinks at Lucid Coffee Co., or treat the family pup to gourmet cakes and cookies from the adorable canine boutique, The Hungry Hound. With upscale grooming services and all treats handmade right in the shop, this darling bakery makes a point of pampering your family’s beloved pet. Whether you’re furnishing your new home or simply out for a leisurely day of shopping and dining, Bridgewater Commons offers a dazzling array of upscale shops and retail mainstays. Catch a matinee at the AMC Dine-In Theatre, enjoy lunch with friends at Redstone Grill, or outfit your kitchen at Williams Sonoma.

Things To Do

Somerset County’s rural landscape offers the perfect setting for old-fashioned country pastimes, like the Somerville Street Fair. Indulge in fresh funnel cakes, stroll downtown Somerville, or pick up handmade items from local artists. Sports enthusiasts may be pleased to know that Bridgewater is home to the highly praised TD Bank Ballpark, which features the Somerset Patriots, dazzling fireworks displays, and all-star events.


Those looking to bask in the sunshine will enjoy a walk or bike ride through the pretty Duke Island Park or perhaps a family picnic by the water. Winter in the park brings ice skating, cross country skiing, and a snowy wonderland for sled-riding and building snowmen. Join Fox Hollow Golf Club and make memories that will last a lifetime. This exclusive membership club boasts a beautiful, award-winning course, golf and tennis lessons, and an elegant dining room serving brunch and a classic New American menu.

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Somerset County Schools

Somerset County offers some of the top-ranked schools in New Jersey, including:

Cedar Hill Prep

• Grades PreK-8
• highly rated private school

Ridge High School

• Grades 9-12
• top-rated public school

Elite Preparatory Academy

• Grades PreK-12
• acclaimed private prep school