Scotch Plains, NJ

The welcoming town, Scotch Plains is one of Union County’s most desirable residential areas.

Scotch Plains was settled in 1684. It spans 9.050 square miles. The town is flanked on the north by 800 acres of the Watchung Reservation and on the south by Ashbrook Golf Course and Wildlife Sanctuary. Scotch Plains now has a population of approximately 23,510.

Scotch Plains is accessible from Interstate 78 in Watchung, and Berkley Heights, the garden Sate Parkway in Clark, and Interstate 287 in Edison Township. New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line bisects Scotch Plains.

The town is very conveniently located. Newark Liberty Airport is approximately 14 miles east of Scotch Plains which is best reached via Route 22. The airport is also accessible via New Jersey Transit train by transferring from the Raritan Valley Train to the North Corridor Line at Newark Penn Station.     

Ponderosa Park is a beautiful 20 acre facility open to the public at 1600 Cooper Road, Scotch Plains which offers tons of fun. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood YMCA also has a bunch of activities for you. The Y has 2 pools, and offers yoga, Zumba, pilates, many many more classes. There is also a 12 week Live Strong program; it is a free program offering social and physical activities to those affected by cancer. Parking will never be a issue, since the Y offers plenty of parking spots. A really convenient program at the Y is the Before and After School Program. Working parents are able to drop their kid off at the Y before school. Then, the children go to school and after school are brought back to the Y where they are picked up by their parents.

If you are ever in or near the Scotch Plains area come visit these restaurants. Darby Road Public House and Restaurant located on Park Ave. Darby Road is a traditional Irish public house. You won’t find leprechauns running around here, but you will find an attentive staff serving magnificent food and drinks in an comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

The Stage House Inn also on Park Ave is the place to be. The Stage House offers live music Friday and Saturday, endless ravioli on Mondays, Table-side Magic on Thursdays with Will Fern and Friends, and much much more. The restaurant has three types of dining: Patio Dining, Tavern Dining, and Family Dining. Patio Dining is a perfect spot to dine weather permitting. You are able to enjoy your food with floral surroundings. Tavern Dining offers 3 story seating in a converted barn with rustic decor. It is bar like and has Tv’s, high tops, and table bar seating.

While wondering through Scotch Plains you will run across Trainor Family Chiropractic at 1915A Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains. Chris Trainor is the best chiropractor you can find. He may be able to treat back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries.

As one can see, Scotch Plains is a true hometown. It is a hometown where the people are friendly, and involved in their community.

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