Frequently Asked Questions

What is the population of Peapack and Gladstone?

2582 people and 887 households as of the 2010 census.

How big is the Borough?

Approximately 5.8 square miles.

How is the Borough managed?

There is Mayor and 6 member a Borough Council. The Mayor is elected to a 4 year term and the Council members are all are elected to three year terms. A full time Borough Administrator oversees the day to day functions of the Borough.

What is the origin of the name of the town?

Peapack is believed to have been derived from "Peapackton", a Lenape Native American term meaning "marriage of the waters", a reference to the confluence of the Peapack Brook and Raritan River in the area. Gladstone was named in honor of William Ewart Gladstone, who served as British Prime Minister several times between 1868 and 1894.

How old is the Borough?

The Borough was settled in 1701 and incorporated in 1912.

How is Peapack and Gladstone represented at the County, State and Federal level?

Peapack-Gladstone is located in the 7th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district. Peapack and Gladstone is part of Somerset County.

What mass transit options are available for commuters?

NJ transit maintains two train stations in the Borough with direct service to New York and Hoboken. There is ample FREE parking located at each station.

How is trash collection handled?

Weekly trash collection is provided to all residents as part of the Borough’s basic municipal services. In addition there are quarterly curbside large item trash pickups, bi-weekly curbside recycling pickups, and holiday tree pickups. All services are provided free of charge.

Please see the Garbage and Bulk Refuse Service page for additional information

What are the places of worship located within the Borough?

CATHOLIC

The Parish Family of St. Elizabeth & St. Brigid
St. Brigid's Church
129 Main Street, P.O. Box 33
Peapack (908) 234-1265
Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30AM
Saturday Evening Mass: 5:00 PM

St. Elizabeth's Church
34 Peapack Road, Box 37
Far Hills (908) 234-1265
Sunday Masses: 8:30 and 10:30
Saturday Evening Mass: 6:30

EPISCOPAL

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
182 Main Street, P.O. Box 605
Gladstone (908) 234-0002
Sunday Services: 8:00 and 9:30
Sunday School (all ages) 10:59

REFORMED

Peapack Reformed Church
224 Main Street, P.O. Box 253
Gladstone (908) 234-2733
Sunday Services: 10:00
How are emergency services and public safety handled?

Policing is provided by the Peapack and Gladstone Police Department, which has a staff of eight officers and a Chief.

Fire service has been provided since 1905 by the all-volunteer Peapack and Gladstone Volunteer Fire Company. The department operates out of the fire station located on Dewey Avenue.

Emergency medical services are provided by the non-profit, all-volunteer Peapack Gladstone First Aid Squad located on St. Lukes Avenue. The Squad provides around-the-clock service at no cost.

Emergency medical services are bolstered by Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) with paramedics from the local hospitals of Morristown Medical Center (also a regional trauma center) in Morristown and from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Somerset in Somerville. In the event of a serious trauma accident, as occurs occasionally on Route 206 which runs through the borough, the services of the New Jersey State Police North Shock Trauma Air Rescue (NorthSTAR), which is based in neighboring Bedminster Township, may be called upon to provide medical evacuation to a trauma center.

What public schools are available to the children in the Borough?

Students in public school for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the schools of the award winning Somerset Hills Regional School District, a regional school district serving students from Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone, along with those from Bedminster Township who attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 2,028 students and 155 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13:1.
The three schools in the district are Bedwell Elementary School (689 students; in grades PreK–4), Bernardsville Middle School (570; 5–8) and Bernards High School (769; 9–12), all of which are located in Bernardsville. Free school busing is provided to all children.
There are also two private schools located within the Borough. Gill St. Bernard's School is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Cottage School serves students ages 2 through 14.

What are some of the leading Businesses located within the community?
What are some of the leading Businesses located within the community?
The Borough is home to several small businesses, many are located in historic buildings in our central village area. Additionally,
  • Pfizer maintains a significant presence in the Borough in their beautiful executive campus located of Route 206.
  • The US Equestrian Team Foundation
  • The Matheny Medical and Education Center
  • Komline Sanderson
  • Natirar resort and spa
Has the Borough been used/filmed for any TV shows or movies?
Yes, the Borough was the location for the TV soap opera “The Guiding Light”.