Peapack & Gladstone Borough
A Special Place to Live
The Borough of Peapack & Gladstone, consisting of two villages joined in 1912, was originally part of Bedminster Township. It is home to slightly more than 2,580 residents and is a leafy green, historic town nestled in a quiet eddy of the beautiful hills of northern Somerset County. It is blessed with historic homes, spectacular vistas and pristine trout streams. It has retained its small town environment, and its very people friendly services and shops. It has also retained its rural atmosphere, and continues its very successful efforts to preserve its magnificent open spaces, farms and wooded hills. It is within easy access to New York City by rail and major highways, and is a highly desirable residential community.
The Borough has long been home to horse farms and those interested in equestrian pursuits, and boasts the Essex Hunt Club and Fox Hounds, and the U.S. Equestrian Stables nearby at Hamilton Farms - also home to a premier golf course. Its woodlands abound with pheasants, wild turkeys, foxes and songbirds. It has retained its night sky, and monitors and enhances its environmental resources carefully to protect its wetlands, forests and wildlife. It has superb restaurants and beautiful parks, including Natirar, a magnificent 500+ acre estate purchased for open space by Somerset County, and previously owned by the King of Morocco.
The Borough also retains an abundance of other great and historic estates, such as Blairsden, all of whose owners have been great stewards of the land for many generations. It is home to Pfizer, which is situated in a bucolic office campus and also to locally-owned manufacturer Komline Sanderson Corporation and the renowned Matheny Medical and Educational Center.
Finally, the Borough is a town blessed with great schools and cultural events, such as its Art in the Park, Community Day and Green Festival, and has a strong sense of community. Its residents often enjoy the quiet of the pond in Liberty Park, and the swans which make their home there. It is also fortunate to have a wide array of volunteers, such as the members of the Fire Department and First Aid and Rescue Squad, who devote their time, talent and experience to ensure that the Borough remains a great place to raise a family, and to retire, in a small town environment. Not surprisingly, it has been named by New Jersey Monthly as the second best place to live in New Jersey.
Come visit our shops and restaurants and walk our tree shaded sidewalks and parks. You will go home relaxed, happy and well fed, and planning your next visit.
by William Horton, Mayor 2006-2014