Introduction to Highland Park, New Jersey
Highland Park, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 1 mile W of Piscataway, New Jersey and 21 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area. There are 13,999 residents in Highland Park.
Highland Park History
Highland Park was originally a part of the Raritan Township. It was incorporated on March 15, 1905. It was settled by the Europeans during the late 1600s. Prior to that, the Lenape Native Americans inhabited this area. A number of industries flourished in Highland Park, such as Johnson & Johnson, Janeway & Carpender Wallpaper factory, Band-Aid, Turner Tubes and The John Waldron Machine Company.
Highland Park and nearby Attractions
- Middlesex County Museum
- Zimmerli Art Museum
- Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum
- Washington Rock State Park
- Buccleuch Mansion
- Colonial Park
Things To Do In Highland Park
Highland Park offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The town includes basketball and volleyball courts and a soccer complex. The town also organizes the Highland Park Arts Festival during the month of September and several other events throughout the year.
Highland Park Transportation
The town is in close proximity to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Highland Park Higher Education
Middlesex County College, Union County College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Devry Institute are nearby.