In the August, 2011 edition of NJ Monthly magazine, Long Hill Township landed on the publication’s “Top 20 Towns in New Jersey” list, ranking #17. Considering that there are 566 municipalities in the state, this high rating is a noteworthy accomplishment. Residents here appreciate the close-knit feeling of Long Hill, which measures just over 12 square miles in the southernmost portion of Morris County. The township includes three villages: Gillette, Millington and Stirling, as well as the historic hamlet of Meyersville.
With a population of 8,800, Long Hill is one of the least densely populated townships in the area. Residents enjoy scenic vistas of the Watchung Mountains and community parks like Stirling Lake for swimming, ice skating and a sandy beach. In fact, 47% of the community is public parkland, contributing greatly to its quality of life and natural beauty. Commuters take advantage of three local rail stations for Midtown Direct service to New York City. The proximity of these stations to neighborhoods in Gillette, Stirling and Millington allow scores of residents to walk to the train.
Parts of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge are within Long Hill’s borders, and neighboring towns include Bernards Township, Warren and Bridgewater in Somerset County, Berkeley Heights in Union County, and Harding and Chatham in Morris County. The Passaic River forms a natural 12-mile border along the southern and western portions of Long Hill.