Scotch Plains

A beautiful town of 6.046 square miles, with a diverse population of 22,510 and an interesting historical background.

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Town Information For Scotch Plains NJ 07076

Scotch Plains is a beautiful town of 6.046 square miles, with a diverse population of 22,510 and an interesting historical background.

History

Originally Europeans settled the area, many being Scottish Quakers, as early as 1684. The town is said to be named after George Scott, a leader of Scottish settlers. A main portion of action in the Battle of Short Hills in 1777 was fought at Scotch Plain’s own Ash Swamp. The vast amount of history in this glorious town offers its residents and others many places to visit and learn about. One of these sites is the Aunt Betty Frazee House, owned by Gershom and Elizabeth Frazee during the Revolutionary War. Elizabeth is ranked among some famous Revolutionary War women because of what she said to British soldiers when they tried to buy some bread she had been making that day. Her famous line in response to them was, “I offer this bread not in love but in fear”, causing the soldiers to retreat in their mission. Another interesting historical site to see is Osborn-Cannonball House Museum, a house built in the 1700’s that actually hit by a misdirected cannonball after the battle of Short Hills in 1777 giving it its name.

Real Estate

The historical town offers a range of homes to buyers interested in the area including condominiums, duplexes, townhomes, and single-family homes with an average selling price of around $460,000.

Schools

Elementary school students in the area can attend Howard B. Brunner Elementary School, J. Ackerman Coles School, Evergreen School, William J. McGinn School, and School One. Middle school students attend Park and Terrill Middle Schools. Lastly, High students can attend Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School. Due to the diverse population of Scotch Plains, School One offers students to be taught English as a second language. While your children are in school, you’re most likely working. If you’re looking to attend college, Union County College, Seton Hall University and Kean University are all nearby.

Commuting

If you’re commuting to the city, Scotch Plains is an ideal place for you since it is only 31 miles away from New York City. New Jersey Transit offers bus service from Scotch Plains to New York City’s Port Authority and Newark. Residents can also take the train from nearby Fanwood train station to Newark Penn Station with connecting service to New York Penn Station. Another pro when it comes to traveling from Scotch Plains is the fact that Newark International Airport is just 14 miles east of the town.

Living in Scotch Plains

This gorgeous town experiences the weather of all four seasons. If you’re a beachgoer, the Jersey Shore is less than an hour drive away! Residents who are interested in golf can play at Scotch Hills Municipal Golf Course. The course used to be known as Shady Rest Country Club, the first African American country club in the United States that was bought by the township and preserved with its current name. Shackamaxon Country Club is another great golf course in Scotch Plains, it also houses a tennis and swimming facilities. A fun attraction for kids is Bowcraft Amusement Park! Another notable site is John’s Meat Market, where Mr. T’s reality show on TV Land is filmed.

The town’s location, vast history, many restaurants, retail services, gorgeous scenery, and diverse population make it very desirable to buyers interested in purchasing a new home in an ideal neighborhood.

Overview for Scotch Plains, NJ

24,798 people live in Scotch Plains, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $72,194. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,798

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,194

Average individual Income

Around Scotch Plains, NJ

There's plenty to do around Scotch Plains, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Autumn Harvest Health Foods, Alonso's Cafe, and Godwit Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.63 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.79 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.33 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Scotch Plains, NJ

Scotch Plains has 8,935 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scotch Plains do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,798 people call Scotch Plains home. The population density is 2,748.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,798

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

49.81 / 50.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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8,935

Total Households

2.76

Average Household Size

$72,194

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Scotch Plains, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Scotch Plains. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Jcc Of Central New Jersey
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Union Catholic Regional High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scotch Plains Baptist Christian Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Howard B. Brunner Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Malcolm E Nettingham Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Union County Magnet High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Academy For Information Technology
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Academy For Allied Health Sciences
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Evergreen Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
William J. McGinn Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Academy For Performing Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Union County Career & Technical Institute
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
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