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Overview of North Plainfield

The borough of North Plainfield is located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately six miles north of Edison and 15 miles southwest of Newark. The town is situated in Somerset County and is considered part of the Newark metropolitan area. North Plainfield apartments for rent offer an excellent way to join the growing population of more than 22,000 spread across the 2.79 square miles of land. 

The borough sits at the base of New Jersey's Watchung Mountains and affords its residents close proximity and easy transportation to New York City, New Brunswick, Trenton and Princeton. Newark Liberty International Airport is only a half-hour drive away, providing endless options for travel around the world.

Living in North Plainfield, NJ

North Plainfield was settled by the Dutch before the American Revolution and was originally part of Warren Township, known as "Blue Hills." North Plainfield was incorporated in 1872, and in its early days, was primarily a cluster of small, family-own farms.

North Plainfield is a diverse community with a wide array of housing options to match. People can find single-family homes, multi-unit buildings and modern apartment complexes. The borough's website maintains that all residents benefit from the sponsored recreation, youth services and numerous opportunities for cultural affairs. To further complement the diverse community, a wide variety of local churches, community organizations and service clubs offer something for everyone.

North Plainfield Attractions and Special Events

Residents of North Plainfield apartments and visitors have many interesting attractions at their disposal. The North Plainfield Public Library prides itself in offering visitors and residents opportunities to learn more about the borough's historic and cultural background. The Drake House Museum is also a popular historical site, which was previously Washington's headquarters.

North Plainfield residents enjoy numerous community-sponsored events such as the Halloween parade, Easter egg hunts and fishing derby. The Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary is another nearby attraction for close encounters with nature, encompassing roughly 276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat and home to more than 200 species of wildlife.

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Watchung View Apartments - North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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(4)

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

$885 - $985

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Terrace View - North Plainfield, NJ 07060
20

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

$965 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

North Plainfield, NJ


$965 - $1275

216 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Northwood Apartments - North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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(38)

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

$1395 - $2270

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Plainfield, NJ

(38)

$1395 - $2270

134 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

SDK Greenbrook Gardens - North Plainfield, NJ 07060
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(7)

North Plainfield, NJ 07060

$1090 - $1510

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

North Plainfield, NJ

(7)

$1090 - $1510

404 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Aspire - New Brunswick, NJ 08901
37

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$1750 - $2850

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ (Easton Somerset, Hamilton Street...)


$1750 - $2850

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arbors at Franklin Township - Somerset, NJ 08873
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(4)

Somerset, NJ 08873

$1440 - $1775

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Kensington Apartments - Fords, NJ 08863
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Fords, NJ 08863

$1125 - $1550

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Meridia Main Station - Bound Brook, NJ 08805
23

Bound Brook, NJ 08805

$1325 - $1800

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Meridia Waters Edge - Rahway, NJ 07065
38

Rahway, NJ 07065

$1400 - $2100

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rahway, NJ (Downtown Rahway, Rahway Transit Village)


$1400 - $2100

107 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Somerset - Somerset, NJ 08873
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(385)

Somerset, NJ 08873

$1605 - $3255

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerset, NJ

(385)

$1605 - $3255

384 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Watchung - Watchung, NJ 07069
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(346)

Watchung, NJ 07069

$1526 - $2295

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watchung, NJ

(346)

$1526 - $2295

334 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverside Towers - New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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(19)

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$1135 - $2275

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

New Brunswick, NJ (Albany Street / George Street, Downtown)

(19)

$1135 - $2275

169 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cranford Crossing - Cranford, NJ 07016
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(3)

Cranford, NJ 07016

$1810 - $2885

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tanglewood Terrace - Piscataway, NJ 08854
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(39)

Piscataway, NJ 08854

$1465 - $2320

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piscataway, NJ

(39)

$1465 - $2320

214 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Duncan Hill - Westfield, NJ 07090
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(11)

Westfield, NJ 07090

$1730 - $2961

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Westfield, NJ

(11)

$1730 - $2961

135 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

General Greene Village - Springfield, NJ 07081
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(25)

Springfield, NJ 07081

$1507 - $2970

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Highland House - Highland Park, NJ 08904
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(2)

Highland Park, NJ 08904

$1255 - $1720

1 Bed 1 Bath

Highland Park, NJ (South Edison)

(2)

$1255 - $1720

46 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Harper House - Highland Park, NJ 08904
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(4)

Highland Park, NJ 08904

$1245 - $2045

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Highland Park, NJ (South Edison)

(4)

$1245 - $2045

44 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Short Hills Village - Short Hills, NJ 07078
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(3)

Short Hills, NJ 07078

$1870 - $3000

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Plaza Square Apartments - New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$1628 - $2910

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ (Albany Street / George Street, Downtown)


$1628 - $2910

415 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

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