Mongomery, NJ

Where to begin?

Montgomery offers the quiet of rural Somerset County and the Sourland Mountain area within minutes of the Princeton lifestyle. A population of about 23,000 across about 32 square miles live in well-known neighborhoods including Skillman, Belle Mead, Rocky Hill, and of course, Montgomery itself. While Montgomery has experienced growth as individuals flock to the greater Princeton area, the township is quietly beautiful, known for its rolling hills, small hamlets and outdoor activities.

The Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park runs through the village of Rocky Hill. With flat walking trails, the park is popular with runners, bikers, walkers and families. Kayaking and canoeing are options along the Rocky Hill stretch of the canal, too.

For those who need to depart or arrive in Montgomery quickly, Princeton Airport is located in town on Route 206, the major through highway in the area.

What We Love about Montgomery

● Rural, with a refined atmosphere, residents and visitors enjoy award-winning liquors and dining at Sourland Mountain Distillery
● The wild nature of the Sourland Mountains is just minutes away, with easy access through Somerset County’s park system
● Home past and present to:
○ Upton Sinclair, who wrote his critically acclaimed novel, The Jungle here.
○ Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve and member of the Montgomery Board of Education during his Montgomery residence.
○ Province Line Road is the dividing line between colonial era East and West Jersey. The diagonal border extends from the northwest corner of NJ on the Delaware to Little Egg Harbor near the Jersey shore, though today it is not a continuous road.


Montgomery offers a dedicated community center that provides meeting space for groups and nonprofits. The center also has a gym and swimming/lap pool for residents’ use. Among the independent sports leagues in Montgomery are baseball, softball, lacrosse, fitness and Special Olympics.

Two branches of the Somerset County Library system are located in Montgomery and Rocky Hill. Residents have access to materials and events at all ten Somerset County branches. Nineteen parks and open spaces throughout Montgomery offer passive and active reactions opportunities. Two dog parks are located in Skillman and Montgomery for friendly, furry pups.