Originally settled in the 1720's, Basking Ridge is an unincorporated community located within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, which also includes Lyons, Liberty Corner and West Millington.
Location, transportation, recreation, schools and the location of many major corporations headquarters are among the benefits that Basking Ridge residents enjoy and play an important role in Basking Ridge's Real Estate's value.
Basking Ridge's is very well-located, making many destinations very accessible to its residents. Interstates I 78 and I 287 are located nearby, there is bus services through Lakeland buses to New York City and NJ Transit offers train service to both Hoboken and Manhattan. Bernards Township offers 2 train stations, one is Basking Ridge, the other one in Lyons.
Basking Ridge residents enjoy several parks, one of which also offers a pool. The downtown area has so much history that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Bernards Township offers 4 elementary schools, 3 of which are located in Basking Ridge (grades PK-5), one middle school (Grades 6 to 8) and students in grades 9-12 attend Ridge High.
The security organization Safewise ranked Bernards Twp. #5 among the 50 safest cities in New Jersey (2014).