To say that Far Hills is a small borough might be an understatement. The relatively young borough, incorporated in 1921, occupies an area that’s less than 5 square miles and has a population of just over 900. But what Far Hills lacks in size and numbers, it surely makes up in character.
Surrounded throughout by rolling hills, vibrant greenery, and peaceful winding roads, homes here are the stuff of dreams. Luxury estates and regular single-family homes are ideal for a quiet suburban lifestyle, less than an hour removed from the New York metropolitan area.
Being a small town, Far Hills shares a number of public amenities and services with a few of its similarly upscale neighbors. It shares a public library, fire department, and first aid crew with Bedminster Township, and a community pool with Bernardsville Borough. Far Hills and Bernardsville also share a common school system, athletics facilities and programs, and civic organizations.
Far Hills, however, is not lacking in features it can boast as its own. The borough is an accommodating community for the equestrian lifestyle and has been the home of the United States Golf Association headquarters since 1972.
Far Hills Country Day School serves approximately 400 students from nursery to eighth grade. Secondary level students attend the exceptional Bernards High School in Bernardsville, contributing to the school’s outstanding educational performance numbers.
Points of interest
- United States Golf Association
The headquarters of the country’s premier association of golf courses, clubs, and facilities have made Far Hills’s sweeping tracts of land its home since 1972. Its premises include the USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History, a must-visit destination for aficionados of the gentleman’s game.
- Grand National Hurdle Stakes / Far Hills Races steeplechase
Thanks to its wide-open natural spaces, Far Hills is an equestrian’s playground. One of the best local annual events in the borough is the Breeder’s Cup Grand National, known for having the highest prize money among steeplechases across the country.
- Leonard J. Buck Garden and Moggy Hollow Natural Area
The Leonard J. Buck Garden is a 33-acre public botanical garden. It showcases astonishing rock gardens and native and exotic plants arranged in naturalistic woodland and stream settings. Adjacent to the garden is the Moggy Hollow Natural Area nature preserve, a National Natural Landmark.
Luxury Homes for Sale in NJ
Far Hills hosts a diverse range of architectural styles and home options.
The Village section of this borough features single-family homes like Victorians with gardens and bright porches, traditional center-hall Colonials, and modest Mid-Century houses. The Polo Club is a middle-class townhome community.
Luxury homes here are some of the most sought-after across the state and for good reason: they offer the best balance of ease, gorgeous design, and high value. Homes here nestle on 10-acre lots along rolling hills and healthy foliage. Properties range from restored and renovated antique farmhouses to more contemporary luxury constructions.
Undeveloped land offer many opportunities to create the home of your dreams!
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