Distance from NYC: 31.6
The 6.2-square-mile community of Watchung sweeps across two ridges of the Watchung Mountains, wedged between New Jersey Route 22 and Interstate 78. But unlike many other bedroom communities, Watchung offers large properties, undulating hills, narrow winding roads, abundant wildlife and two lakes: Lake Watchung and Best Lake.
• Bayberry Elementary School with 381 students in grades K – 4
• Valley View School with 332 students in grades 5 – 8
• Watchung Hills Regional High School (9-12)