Mountainside, NJ

Welcome to Mountainside, home to approximately 6,700 individuals according to the 2010 Unites States Census. Mountainside is bordered by Summit, Springfield Township, Westfield, Berkley Heights, and Scotch Plains. The borough has a total area of 4.0497 square miles.

Beechwood School consists of approximately 267 students (PreK - 2) and Deerfield School consists of 535 students grads 3-8. Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend Governor Livingston High School in Berkley Heights.

It is no wonder why the residents of Mountainside are lovers of the great outdoors. Watchung Reservation and Echo Lake Park in Mountainside have tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. There is no need to spend your day inside.

Watchung Reservation is the largest park in Union County. The park is bounded by the city of Summit, the borough of Mountainside, and the townships of Berkley Heights, Scotch Plains and Springfield. The 2,000 + acre park offers skiing, fishing, outdoor ice skating, hiking, camping, and much more. At the Watchung Stables the activities are endless. You can attend horseback riding lessons, horse shows, and go trail riding through the beautiful woods. If your a fan of fishing, trails, and paddle boats come to Echo Lake Park. The park is an excellent place to spend the day, and perhaps have a picnic.

Mountainside’s Trailside Nature and Science Centers is  great place to see dozens of exhibits including wig-wams, real life animal exhibits, and a night-life theatre. 

The Mountainside Pool is a real social mecca. At the the pool there is a relaxed pace of summer life. It offers a 50 meter Olympic pool, diving tank, zero depth wading pool, two water slides, basketball courts, a picnic groves with benches, and grassy area to sunbathe!

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