Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the township’s population was 23,510, reflecting an increase of 778 (+3.4%) from the 22,732 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,572 (+7.4%) from the 21,160 counted in 1990.

Learn about Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains is a beautiful township in Union County, New Jersey home to 24,630 residents living in a total land area of 9.05 square miles. The town is bordered by several other municipalities including Fanwood and Plainfield to the southeast and Mountainside and Westfield to the northeast.

There are two nature reserves in the area –  Watchung Reservation to the north and the Ash Brook Reservation to the south. These forested areas provide ample opportunities for outdoor adventures through their many nature trails.

There are several residential neighborhoods throughout the northern and southern parts of the Scotch Plains Township. The central and northern parts of town typically feature suburban districts that have single-family homes and townhouses. These include the older home models in the area that have the classic wooden panel exteriors. Newer home developments are also available offering beautifully designed houses that come in three to five-bedroom layouts. The southern part of the community is where you will find the more affluent subdivisions in the area. There is a couple of golf communities and many suburban neighborhoods that have beautiful luxury homes perfect for buyers looking for their dream home.

Notable Locations:

Scotch Hills Country Club
Ponderosa Farm Park
Shackamaxon Country Club
Ash Brook Golf Course
Bowcraft Amusement Park

School Information:

McKinley Elementary School
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Travel Methods

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
4 School #1 Preschool - 4th Grade Public
5 Howard B. Brunner Elementary School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
4 Evergreen School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
N/A Union Regional School Preschool - 12th Grade Public
4 Coles School Preschool - 4th Grade Public
4 Terrill Middle School 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Park Middle School 5th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Scotch Plains Fanwood High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Union Cty Magnet High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Academy For Allied Hlth Sci 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Academy For Info Tech 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Hillcrest Academy North 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Academy For Perform Arts 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Union County Career & Technical Institute 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Union County Vocational Technical School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Union Catholic Regional High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Newmark High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Christopher Academy Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A L'academy Montessori Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Nursery School - Jewish Community Center Of Central New Jersey Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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