Introduction to Hillside, New Jersey
Portions of Union Township were taken to form Hillside township, which was officially incorporated in April of 1913. The town was possibly named after the old Hillside School which stood on a little hill on Hillside Avenue. The culture of the town has, to a large extent, been influenced both positively and negatively by the political, economic and sociological forces in America post World War II. However, today Hillside is a thriving community.
Hillside and nearby Attractions
- Hillside Free Public Library
- Liberty Hall Museum
- Christ The King Church
- Oheb Sholem Cemetery
- Sanford Park
Things To Do In Hillside
While in Hillside, travelers can visit the Liberty Hall Museum, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, or even travel to New York to enjoy the city’s sights and attractions. The Hillside Free Public Library offers a great deal of information about the town’s history and culture. There are a number of churches and cemeteries lining the streets of this town. The Sanford Park and the Paul Korlesky Park offer amusement facilities for both adults and children.
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Hillside Higher Education
Residents of Hillside can attend educational facilities at the nearby Kean University. Also, within a close range are a number of other colleges and universities like Seton Hall University, Rutgers University-Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex County College, the University of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey and Union County College.