Warren & Watchung

Privacy and serenity in a scenic, semi-rural community.

Welcome to Warren and Watchung

Privacy and serenity in a scenic, semi-rural community
Those seeking the quiet peace of rural living will fall in love with both Warren and Watchung. The township and borough (respectively) are located 34 miles from New York City and 23 miles away from Newark. Warren has a population of 15,745, while Watchung is home to 6,039 residents. Both areas are part of Somerset County.
Warren and Watchung are well-known for the privacy and tranquility they provide residents. While there are a handful of essential businesses in the region, both locales are heavily residential and scenic. Each community is brimming with green space—making them fantastic places for those who love to get out in nature whenever they can.
The median list price for homes in Warren is about $750,000, with Watchung at $925,000. Common to both areas are large lots, ample square footage, and a rural/suburban setting. Although there are options for newer constructions, a large portion of homes in Warren and Watchung were built between the 1960s and 1990s.

What to Love

  • Semi-rural neighborhoods with heightened privacy
  • Easy access to Newark and New York City
  • Scenic views and large properties

People & Lifestyle

If you desire to live in a neighborhood that is both private and serene, yet just close enough to the area’s major cities, you’ll feel right at home in either Warren or Watchung. While both locations share numerous similarities, they also have unique personalities.
Prospective residents who desire the utmost in a tranquil and secluded living will first want to explore Warren. Of the two, this town is the furthest away from busy city life. Homes are spaced far apart, and traffic is minimal on local roads. Watchung—while offering many of the same features—is closer to conveniences and entertainment. It’s also closer in proximity to both New York City and Newark.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Residents of Warren and Watchung share many of the same hotspots for shopping and dining. In both communities, you’ll be able to visit local, regional, national favorites.
In Warren, the bulk of the area’s stores and dining can be found along Mountain Boulevard. Here, you can stop by places such as ACME Markets, Walgreens, Lukas’ Seafood & Grille, Alfie’s Ristorante Italiano, Panatieri’s Pizza & Pasta, Aroma, Silk Road, Onyx Yoga Studio, and Bardy Farms.
Over in Watchung, there are even more places to make daily life convenient and a pleasure. Locals especially enjoy the many places to shop and dine along 22, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Honey Baked Ham Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ethan Allen, T.J. Maxx, Old Navy, The Home Depot, Stop & Shop, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Walmart.

Things to Do

Residents of both Warren and Watchung have plenty of things to do and see within town. In addition to being able to quickly and easily enjoy the many attractions of nearby cities, there are also excellent places to visit just minutes from home.
Planning a day of fun with friends or family? In Watchung, spend the day shopping at top retailers, catching a new movie at Cinemark Watchung and XD, playing golf at the Watchung Valley Golf Club, or attending a fitness class at one of the area’s local gyms.
Craving a relaxed day in nature? Throughout Warren, you’ll find an abundance of parks, trails, and places for outdoor recreation. Highlights include Passaic River County Park, Dealaman Nature Trail and Pond, Stransky Nature Trails, Glenhurst Meadows Nature Trail, and East County Park.


Warren and Watchung are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Warren & Watchung, NJ

15,850 people live in Warren & Watchung, where the median age is 45.7 and the average individual income is $92,927. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.7 years

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Around Warren & Watchung, NJ

There's plenty to do around Warren & Watchung, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Luca's Washington Avenue Deli & Market, Shraim's Academy, and CrossFit Chimney Rock.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.7 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.7 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.35 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Warren & Watchung, NJ

Warren & Watchung has 5,386 households, with an average household size of 2.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Warren & Watchung do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,850 people call Warren & Watchung home. The population density is 810.09 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

51.99 / 48.01%

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Schools in Warren & Watchung, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Warren & Watchung. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Watchung Hills Regional High School
9th - 12th
Primrose School Of Warren
PreK - K
No rating available
K - 5th
K - 5th
Developmental Learning Center Warren
6th - 12th
No rating available

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