Introduction to Westfield, New Jersey
Westfield, New Jersey, in Union county, is 5 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 10 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Westfield contains a population of approximately 29,644.
Westfield was first settled during the late 17th century and was a part of the Elizabeth Township. On January 27, 1794, the township of Westfield was formed and was incorporated on February 21, 1798. On March 19, 1857, it became a part of Union County. On March 4, 1903, Westfield was incorporated as a town.
Westfield and nearby Attractions
- Miller-Cory House Museum
- Branch Brook Park
- Washington Rock State Park
- Crane Phillips Living Museum
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
- Roselle Park Museum
Things To Do In Westfield
The town of Westfield has various parks where one can enjoy a day trip with family and friends. The town also offers movie theaters, live musical shows, shopping centers and restaurants. Each year, the town of Westfield organizes the FestiFall and the Spring Fling festivals, along with several other events.
Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.
Westfield Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are provided by the Union County College.