Nearby farms and family-run delis offer small-town charm.
Welcome to Harding and New Vernon
Exclusive and luxurious living on New Jersey’s charming countryside
If one were to close their eyes and imagine the idealized perfection of New Jersey’s Raritan Valley, Harding and New Vernon would most certainly fit the ticket. One of the state's most exclusive communities offers residents a chance to live an upscale country lifestyle and dwell within expansive estates on multi-acre lots, often complete with pools, private tennis courts, and other amenities quite simply not found elsewhere. Nearby farms and family-run delis offer small-town charm to a community just 35 miles outside of the city that never sleeps.
Residents of Harding and New Vernon enjoy a highly elevated standard of living. Days spent at one of the several nearby country clubs, such as the Fairmount Country Club, are frequent. The Fairmount Country Club boasts a championship-level golf course, sparkling pool, racquets and tennis, a lively social calendar, and a gourmet on-site eatery. Another favorite spot to grab a bite to eat in a more relaxed setting is Minuteman Smokehouse & Grill. Southern barbecue staples not often found in the northeast like brisket, pulled pork, ribs, all the sauces and sides, and pie by the slice have become regular treats for those lucky enough to have found this hidden gem. For something a bit more localized, Dominick‘s Pizza creates traditional thin-crust pies, calzones, strombolis, and specialty pasta. Several mom-and-pop delis throughout the community, like Green Village Deli, serve simple light bites like their famous Chinese chicken salad, while Green Village Packing Co. has been the community's go-to butcher for over 60 years. Despite such close proximity to New York City, the region is surprisingly plentiful with farmers and other locally owned businesses. For a century, Wightman Farms has been growing fruits and vegetables for Morris County and hosting seasonal celebrations. Hayrides, pumpkin patches, cider donuts, fresh flower bouquets, and autumn apples are just a few of the happenings locals look forward to. In neighboring Cranford, Periwinkle‘s Fine Gifts is one of those unique stops which carries special treasures just simply not found elsewhere. Chic housewares, unique trinkets, holiday decorations, and anything else worth gifting to a loved one can surely be found here. All this combined, Harding and New Vernon locals can usually take care of everyday errands without having to stray too far, avoiding unnecessary inconveniences.
Harding and New Vernon are home to several of New Jersey’s best schools, both public and private. The Academy of Saint Elizabeth is the second-oldest girls’ high school in the state receiving high praise from several publications and websites, while the Harding Township School boasts a staggeringly low student-teacher ratio of 7:1.