Union

A variety of housing choices are available; from condominiums, cape cods and split level homes to colonials. Housing is generally more affordable in Union than in some of the surrounding communities, and homes are well maintained and close together on small lots.

Offers a range of housing styles

Union Township, NJ, incorporated as a township in 1808, is a socioeconomically diverse community in Union County. Prior to becoming Union Township, the town was called Connecticut Farms. Here one of the last major battles between British and American forces took place during the American Revolutionary War. Union Township is nine square miles and is bordered by eight municipalities: Hillside to the east, Elizabeth to the southeast, Roselle Park and Kenilworth to the south, Springfield Township to the west, Millburn to the northwest, Maplewood to the north and Irvington to the northeast. There are approximately 57,000 people living in the township. The town Hall anchors Union’s downtown area, and the center is home to shops, pubs, restaurants and a movie theater.

Union Township, NJ is less than 20 miles west of lower Manhattan, and Manhattan is easily accessible by either bus or train. Newark International Airport is only six miles away. The Union Township Public School system serves students in prekindergarten through 12th grade. The Deron School, a private school for learning disabled students ages 5-13, is also located in Union Township. In addition, Kean University calls Union Township its home.

A variety of housing choices are available; from condominiums, cape cods and split level homes to colonials. Housing is generally more affordable in Union than in some of the surrounding communities, and homes are well maintained and close together on small lots.

The Vibe

Check out some of these places and websites to get a feel for Union Township’s unique vibe:

Unique to Union Township, NJ

  • The Union Water Sphere is the world’s tallest water sphere, standing at 212 feet. Because of the tower’s close proximity to Newark Airport, a red strobe beacon was added, and the tower gained an additional six feet of height. It holds 250,000 gallons of drinking water and is also a cell phone tower.
  • The largest Home Depot store in the United States is in Union. It covers 217,000 square feet.
  • St. Demetrios Greek Festival is a four day annual event held the first weekend of September with great food, music and folk dancing.
  • Welcome Fall Festival is an annual art and music festival with food and activities for kids.
  • Crossroads Craft Fair-Classy Crafts and Treasure Trunks is an annual Fall event. Vendors park and sell their wares directly out of their car.

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