Introduction to Hillside, New Jersey

Hillside, New Jersey, in Union county, is 1 mile E of Union, New Jersey and 3 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Newark metropolitan area.

Hillside History

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.

Hillside Transportation

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.

Hillside Almanac

County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7205
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.69
Approximate Longitude-74.23

Hillside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Hillside Public Libraries

Hillside Free Public Library
Hillside, New Jersey
(973) 923-4413

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Hillside Public Schools

A.p. Morris Early Childhood Center
143 Coe Ave
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 670
Calvin Coolidge School
614 Tillman St
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 220
George Washington School
1530 Leslie St
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 203
Hillside High School
1085 Liberty Ave
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 849
Hurden Looker School
1261 Liberty Ave
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 444
Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School
145 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 7205
(908) 352-7664
Total Enrollment 715

Hillside Private Schools

Hillside Catholic Academy
397 Columbia Ave
ZIP: 7205
Total Enrollment 152
Torchlight Educational Academy & Tutoring Center
266 William St
ZIP: 7205
Total Enrollment 36
Trinity Temple Academy
1500 Maple Ave
ZIP: 7205
Total Enrollment 53
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