Far Hills, NJ

What We Love About Far Hills

  • Beautiful upscale homes and neighborhoods nestled in a forest/farmland landscape
  • Part of a top-rated public school system 
  • Rural small town center with a scattering of shops, restaurants, and exercise and medical facilities 
  • Far Hills NJ Transit Station offering as little as an hour-and-23-minute train ride to NY Penn Station 
  • Easy access to Rtes. 202/206, I-287, and I-78 
  • Several parks offering bucolic scenery, ample walking trails, and athletic fields 
  • Home to “The Hunt,” an annual horse race that draws thousands of spectators from all    over New Jersey

Far Hills is located in Somerset County, New Jersey

From NYC it takes barely an hour to get here by car. Far Hills is part of the Skylands region of NJ, which is made up largely of farms, fairs, rivers, mountains, parks, wineries and outdoor activities. Even though you have some rural living, as with most of NJ, you are not far from shopping, groceries, dining and work.

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Quick Facts

Far Hills is located in Somerset County, New Jersey – Skylands Region – an hour from NYC by car.

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Quick facts about Far Hills:

COMMUTE TIME (Hour:Minutes) ⓘ

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Car ride to NYC.


Train service to NYC.


Bus service to NYC.


People per square mile gives you an idea of how much breathing room a town has. NYC has around 27,000 while a well equipped walkable town might have around 5,000. Smaller towns with more single family homes and large yards usually have under 1,000. Click on more info below to see where we get our data. 


Population estimate, July 1, 2019


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People per square mile


Median cost to rent or own is basically the average cost of renting or owning per month in any given town. It’s not exact. Median values include the most expensive dwellings and the cheapest dwellings all averaged together, but with some weight added to higher concentrations in the data set. Just gives you some basic basis of comparison between towns. Click on more info below to see where we get our data.


Median gross rent, 2014-2018


Median selected monthly owner costs – with a mortgage, 2014-2018


Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018


Approximate tax on $100K of home value. Ex: If you pay $500K for a house, multiply the number in the left column by 5 to get an idea of what you will have to pay each year in property taxes.


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High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018


Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018


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Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018


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Local Events Calendar

There’s a lot going on in the area. Come to a local event and share in the fun with the whole family! Here’s what’s going on around Somerset County this month


Some of the schools in Somerville are good and some are below average.

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Walk & Bike Score

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Local Political Climate

Historically New Jersey has elected more Republicans to office; however, in recent elections conservatives are being edged out somewhat, in part because there are fewer registered Republicans than Democrats in most of the state. About 80% of the counties have more registered Democrats than Republicans, but elections are still tight. In general Republicans are better at getting out the vote on election night than Democrats.

Somerset County voting results by town


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Walking and Biking Score – any score over 50 is good​

The Full Story of Far Hills, NJ

What is it like living in Far Hills, NJ?

Affluent Far Hills is an archetype of the ‘quaint small town’ aesthetic. With a few locally owned restaurants, shops, and other commercial establishments along Route 202 (Main Street, running East to West through the middle of town), Far Hills has more of a rural than a suburban feel. There are sidewalks, but things are sufficiently spread out that it’s not particularly conducive to strolling. Far Hills’s roughly 900 residents inhabit the multimillion-dollar mansions, large luxury homes, and ample colonials that dot the wide-open residential spaces and line the quiet, bucolic streets surrounding Rte. 202. 

Because it’s so small, Far Hills doesn’t have its own school district; instead, it’s included in the top-rated Somerset Hills Regional school district. While Far Hills may need to share a school system with a nearby township, it certainly has plenty of its own outdoor destinations, ranging from sports fields and playgrounds to beautiful parks and nature reserves like Moggy Hollow Natural Area and Natirar Park. In addition to its natural beauty, Far Hills maintains a strong cultural identity as the home to the annual Far Hills Race Meeting (“The Hunt”) and the headquarters of the United States Golf Association (USGA). 

Rte. 202 runs right through Far Hills, with Rte. 206 just outside of its borders, allowing convenient access to places like charming Chester Township and vibrant, bustling Morristown. There are also direct access ramps to I-78 and I-287, just minutes away. Trains out of Far Hills NJ Transit Station can get you to Manhattan in as little as an hour and 23 minutes, or you can drive there in an hour.

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Far Hills is part of the highly-rated Somerset Hills Regional School District. Young students begin at Bedwell Elementary School (566 students, K-4). They then move on to Bernardsville Middle School (526 students, 5th-8th grade), where they not only have multiple honors classes to choose from, but they also have plenty of athletic and art opportunities such as cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, basketball, fencing, swimming, band, chorus, public speaking, and orchestra. Bernards High School (825 students, 9th-12th grade) offers Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement courses, as well as athletics such as cheerleading, basketball, swimming, baseball, lacrosse, football, fencing, etc. 

Parks and Recreation 

Far Hills has no shortage of outdoor recreation opportunities. The most popular local destination is Natirar Park (Raritan spelled backwards), a 404-acre park that used to be a private estate spanning Far Hills, Bedminster, and Peapack/Gladstone, with plenty of walking and biking trails and scenic views, including Great Meadow Trail and Upper Field Nature Trail, as well as ample space for picnicking. It is traversed by both Peapack Brook and the Raritan River, allowing opportunities for fishing as well. Another outdoors must for any Far Hills resident is Leonard J. Buck Garden, a breathtaking garden oasis with small walking paths winding among rows of gorgeous plants, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs that display brilliantly colored springtime blooms. It’s a great place for personal and professional photography. Raritan Lake and Moggy Hollow Natural Area are beautiful, though neither has designated walking trails. If you’re looking for athletic fields, Far Hills Fairgrounds has a baseball field with a full-size track running along its perimeter. 

Dining and Nightlife 

Due to Far Hills’s small size, there is not much in the way of local nightlife, but there are several restaurants for going out to eat close to home. At Natirar Park, set back from the walking trails, is Ninety Acres, an upscale American restaurant with a fully stocked bar and extensive dinner menu. It’s a popular destination for special occasions such as anniversaries, date nights, birthdays, or just a fancy night out. There is also Butler’s Pantry Trackside, an American restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are a few more options just outside of Far Hills in neighboring Peapack and Gladstone, like Cafe Azzurro, upscale Italian-American dining, and Gladstone Tavern, a classic American eatery serving hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. In the other direction is Delicious Heights, right along the Bedminster/Far Hills border, offering a traditional American grill and bar atmosphere. There’s also the more laid back Burnt Mills Cider Company just up Rte. 206, with outdoor fire pits and indoor seating for cider tastings with family and friends. Though not a place to dine out, M&M Perrotti’s Prepared Foods is a favorite local butcher shop offering prepared foods and quality meat products to enjoy at home. 

Just over a 20-minute drive northeast brings you to the city of Morristown, which has endless possibilities for dining—American, BBQ, Italian, French, Greek, Polish, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Spanish, Mexican, Honduran, Ecuadorian, Colombian, Indian, Chinese, Pan-Asian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai, and Soul food—and many places have live music and stay open late, giving Morristown a lively nightlife.

Arts and Culture 

Somerset County has many cultural and artistic opportunities, but Far Hills distinguishes itself from many other towns with its annual Far Hills Race Meeting event in October, popularly known as “The Hunt.” Its main attractions are a nail-biting horse race and all-day charity event aimed at raising money for local healthcare organizations. It has brought together thousands of friends, family, and neighbors from all over the Garden State for generations, celebrating its 100th anniversary this past October. Just a street outside the southern Far Hills town line is the United States Golf Association (USGA) headquarters, offering a $10 admission to walk through its museum and library to view golf artifacts and memorabilia. For just $5 more, golf-loving families can also enjoy a quick round of putting at their Pynes Putting Course. From there, definitely take a ride over to the Far Hills Fairground Flea Market, which occurs on several weekends throughout the year, offering a chance to visit with neighbors and purchase unique secondhand items that catch the eye. 

Annie’s Playhouse offers acting opportunities for kids and young professionals looking to advance their skills in musical theater, acting, dance, gymnastics, and instruments, while also taking advantage of connections to NYC agents and managers.

Little more than a 20-minute drive will get you to Morristown and the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), which offers everything from classical music to modern dance, theater to popular music, and brings world-class performers to the area. Performing arts classes for children and adults are also offered here. Each summer, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey stages a performance at The Greek Theatre, an open-air amphitheater on the grounds of St. Elizabeth University. The second-largest museum in New Jersey, Morris Museum in Morristown is a Smithsonian Affiliate. 

Housing Stock 

Amid its charming and bucolic landscape, Far Hills has a mixture of newly renovated older homes and new construction. The majority of the housing stock is upper-middle-class homes, with million- and multimillion-dollar houses accounting for a large proportion. There are some smaller ranches and mid-size colonials along Peapack Road going toward Peapack-Gladstone, but they make up only a small portion of the overall housing stock.


The Commute 

Far Hills is one of those towns that offers a nearly perfect escape from urban life while also maintaining a relatively close proximity to the city for when you want to enjoy the urban experience. New York City is only an hour’s drive away, allowing for spontaneous day trips on weekends and a reasonable commute for those who work in the city. As many New Jerseyans know, driving into NYC can be a bit of a hassle, so NJ Transit is a popular option. With transfers at Summit Station or Newark Broad Street (and a few direct trains), residents can be at Penn Station in as little as one hour and 23 minutes ($15.25 one-way, monthly pass $445) from Far Hills Train Station. Far Hills is also beautifully situated adjacent to Rte. 206 and intercepted by Rte. 202, both of which offer access to I-287 and I-78. It’s a 35-minute drive from Far Hills to Newark Airport.


Far Hills neighborhoods are relatively homogenous. Just north of Rte. 202 off of Lake Road are multimillion-dollar homes along quiet streets like Spring Hollow Road, Pennbrook Road, and Hidden Valley Road. Down Liberty Corner is more of the same—million-dollar homes set far apart within a forest/farmland landscape. There are more multimillion-dollar homes along Far Hill’s western edge on Old Mine Brook Road, most of them newly built or modernized this century. There aren’t many other options besides some ranches and colonials along Peapack Road that overlook the wide fields of Natirar Park.