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The Borough of Highland Park is a charming residential community in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It lies between the county seat of New Brunswick and Edison Township and has an area of less than two square miles and a population of approximately 14,000 people. It was first settled by Europeans in the seventeenth century but began to develop in the late 19th century. Highland Park High School, home of the Owls, is known for its fine academic program.

Attractions

  Donaldson Park along the Raritan River makes for a great family outing with boating, bicycle riding, baseball/softball, and picnic groves among the attractions. It is reached by traveling south on either 2nd or 3rd Avenues. There is no admission charge.
  Livingston Manor is a Greek Revival structure built around 1809 by the Reverend John H. Livingston, the president of Queens College (now Rutgers University). It is located on a quiet tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood at 81 Harrison Street.

Shopping

  Academy of Art of Highland Park & Gallery, 727 Raritan Ave, (732) 777-2085
  B. Beamesderfer Gallery, 6 No. 2nd Ave, (732) 249-6971
  Judaica Gallery bookstore, 300 Raritan Ave, (732) 828-7722
  Old Things for a New Age Antiques, 427 Raritan Ave, (732) 846-9541
  Pyramid Books, 320 Raritan Ave, (732) 777-1100

Dining

  Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, Raritan and 3rd Ave., (732) 545-1778
  New Athens Corner Inn, 28 Woodbridge Ave., (732) 572-0721
  Penny's Restaurant, 304 Raritan Ave., (732) 249-0609
  Seven Hills of Istanbul Mediterranean Grill House, 441 Raritan Ave., (732) 745-1316
  Shanghai Park, 239 Raritan Ave., (732) 247-8813

Drink

  Park Pub, 182 Woodbridge Ave., (732) 572-2172
  Polo Pub, 1165 Raritan Ave., (732) 572-9511

Lodging

  Howard Johnson Express Inn, Route 1, New Brunswick, NJ is located less than 1 mile from the east end of Highland Park.
  Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ is about 1/4 mile southwest of the borough.

Get in

Highland Park is normally visited by crossing the Raritan River Bridge from neighboring New Brunswick. The main street through town is Raritan Avenue, also designated NJ Route 27. The nearest train station is less than a mile away in New Brunswick. Parking is plentiful along streets and in municipal lots in the shopping district. Regular bus service is provided by New Jersey Transit.

Get around

Because of its small size, almost everything in Highland Park is within walking distance. Alternatively, personal auto or the bus are the only other means of transportation.

Links

  Official web site of the Borough of Highland Park, NJ 
  Highland Park, NJ chamber of Commerce 
  Aerial Photo of the Borough of Highland Park 


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