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When you see Watchung you will think properties. Each big house is sitting on a lush lot nestled back behind bushes and tall trees. Every house is different. Next to the historic colonial lives a family residing in a avant-garde contemporary design. Neighbors don't really know one another, but they see each other at their local pool club. There is a lake at the center of the borough. Here is where people walk their dogs and run. At Christmas time they decorate the tall evergreen. The library is falling apart. It's an old house that was donated to the community. Five years ago the township next store was willing to merge the libraries and build a large community center. Watchung wanted to remain separate and said no deal.
Watchung is a wealthy suburb safe for families and people of all ages. Many areas have wide open spaces or are even located in mountains. Watchung geographically has a lot of hill top areas.
It is a beautiful town with many community events. You get the chance to attend a fantastic school system that is among the top rated in the state too.