Scotch Plains is a township located in Union County that is home to approximately 24,000 residents.
Transportation and accessibility are both extraordinarily convenient for residents as well. For commuters wishing to take public transportation, the Raritan-Valley rail line runs through Scotch Plains, making it simple for residents to get to work in other areas of New Jersey or in New York City. NJ Transit also has several bus routes that go through the township. For commuters wishing to take their own vehicles, the area is conveniently located right near two major roads. Finally, it is in close proximity to the Newark International Liberty Airport.
In regards to education, Scotch Plains provides educational opportunities for residents of all ages. There is a strong public education and private education system available in the area starting from pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. There are five elementary schools in the township served students up until the fourth grade: Howard B. Brunner Elementary School, J. Ackerman Coles School, Evergreen School, William J. McGinn School, and School One. For students in the fifth through eighth grades, there are Park Middle School and Terrill Middle School. Finally, for ninth through twelfth grade students, there is Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Additionally, there are several magnet schools and religious schools students can attend. Beyond high school, one campus of Union County College is located in Scotch Plains, making it easy for college age and older residents to take courses to supplement their education.
Recreational opportunities are endless in Scotch Plains. From parks, running trails, golf courses, country clubs, swimming facilities, and tennis courts, the township provides a variety of different recreational outlets for residents of all ages. Additionally, there is an amusement park called the Bowcraft Amusement Park that is located nearby which was featured in several films over the past few decades.