Montgomery is a thriving community with a rich history, excellent schools, diverse recreation opportunities and a collective commitment to preserving open land and protecting natural resources. The community has successfully merged rural and suburban lifestyles in a cosmopolitan region. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate for 2011, there are approximately 22,354 people calling Montgomery home.
Established in 1702 by Dutch and English Settlers, Montgomery Township continues to combine a unique convenience of location with the lifestyle features sought by residents and businesses. Located in the southern portion of Somerset County – six miles from Princeton University and roughly half way between New York City and Philadelphia – the Township is an historic 32 square mile community with an agricultural heritage. Nearly one-third of the Township is preserved open space or farmland and many historic structures and places have received landmark status.
The Township is served by State Highway Route 206 and County Routes 601, 518 and 522. Routes 1, 22, 27, 202, 287 and 78 are also nearby. NJ Transit Northeast Corridor rail line and Amtrak provide rail service to New York City and Philadelphia at the nearby Princeton Junction Train Station. The Princeton Airport is conveniently located in town. Corporate neighbors include several Fortune 500 companies including Johnson and Johnson, Bloomberg Financial, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merrill Lynch. Area hospitals include Princeton Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hunterdon Medical Center and Somerset Medical Center.
Montgomery Township is part of a bold new initiative by Congressman Rush Holt called Einstein’s Alley. It capitalizes on the area’s intellectual powerhouses including Princeton University, Rutgers University, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Institute for Advanced Study, Sarnoff Corporation and other leading research institutes and is making central New Jersey a national leader in attracting and supporting innovative companies. Similar to California's Silicon Valley or North Carolina's Research Triangle, Einstein's Alley is envisioned as a home to vibrant communities and cutting-edge companies.
Montgomery Township is a carefully planned community where real estate values are high, and reflect the town’s status as one of the strongest residential real estate markets in the State.
Please refer to links at left for latest news bulletins, an electronic copy of most recent township newsletter or a more detailed history of Montgomery Township and scenic photographs.
* 32 square miles
* Surrounded by Princeton & Hopewell (Mercer County), Hillsborough & Franklin (Somerset County), East Amwell (Hunterdon County)
* Served by Princeton Airport and NJ Transit 605 Bus Line
* Significant natural features including the Raritan River, D&R Canal & Sourland Mountains
* Median household income = $153,000
* Over 7,000 households
* 75% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher
* Median age 38.8 years
* 88% owner occupied housing
* Median home value = $629,500
This community profile summarizes demographic statistics, educational facilities, cultural amenities, and utilities.
All demographic statistics are from the US Census Bureau, American Community Survey: 2005-2007, unless otherwise noted.
Montgomery Township schools are top-rated in the State of New Jersey.
Find out more about the Montgomery Township School District schools and programs at http://www.mtsd.k12.nj.us
Colleges & Universities
The College of New Jersey
Raritan Valley Community College
Mercer Community College
Montgomery Township offers unique amenities including:
* State of the Art Theater at Montgomery High School
Other nearby amenities include:
5 minute drive to Princeton amenities:
* McCarter Theater
20 minute drive to New Brunswick amenities:
* The State Theater
* NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Rail Line
Recent planning efforts have studied the southern portion of Montgomery Township including the Route 518 and Route 206 intersection and its surrounding areas. The most significant aspect of the report is the plan for a series of loop roads to relieve traffic congestion on Route 206 between Route 518 and Cherry Valley Road. For specific information and status on these roads, please contact the Planning Office. Here are some current planning reports on traffic circulation and land use in this area:
Montgomery Township Municipal Offices