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Living in Martinsville, NJ

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Note: Also see Bridgewater Township, NJ.  

Martinsville is an unincorporated area located within Bridgewater Township in Somerset County, New Jersey.  Martinsville is located in northeastern Bridgewater near Warren Township and Bernards Township.  This also is a very hilly area as it is the portion of Bridgewater through which the Watchung Mountains pass.

Martinsville is a predominantly residential area, though it does have its own commercial center along Washington Valley Road and its own post office.  Their 08836 ZIP Code also extends to the southern extension of Bernards.

Martinsville Public Schools

Martinsville is part of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. All of the schools in the district are in Bridgewater except for Kennedy, which is in Raritan Borough.  Schools in the district are six K-4 elementary schools — Adamsville School, Bradley Gardens School, Crim School, Hamilton School, John F. Kennedy School, Milltown School and Van Holten School — both Eisenhower Intermediate School and Hillside Intermediate School for grades 5-6, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School  for grades 7-8 and Bridgewater-Raritan High School for grades 9-12.

Private schools located in Martinsville include--
- The Giving Nest Preschool In Martinsville, Private · Preschool
1949 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville
- Nicholas Montessori School, Private · Preschool
817 Chimney Rock Rd, Martinsville, NJ
- The Pingry School, Private · Grades K-12
P.O. Box 366 Martinsville Rd, Martinsville

During the 1999-2000 school year, Bridgewater-Raritan High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive from the federal government.

Bridgewater is the home of the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, a four-year public high school that provides occupational and academic training to students from all of Somerset County.

Martinsville Transit

Bridgewater Township is criss-crossed by several major highways, including Interstate 287, Interstate 78, U.S. 22, Route 202-206 and Route 28.

The Raritan Valley Line of NJ Transit also passes through Bridgewater. There are two stations in the Finderne area, the now-closed Finderne off Finderne Avenue and the Bridgewater station on the old American Cyanamid property.

NJ Transit bus service is provided on the 114 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark on the 65 line (Limited) and local Wheels service on the 884 and 989 bus routes.

Bridgewater Township is serviced by three local airports, Solberg-Hunterdon Airport to the west in Readington, Somerset Airport to the north in Bedminster Township, and Central Jersey Regional Airport to the south in Manville.  These airports are open to the public and offer charter flight services as well as flight training and other aviation related services.  They operate in all weather conditions and have instrument approaches available for use by pilots in bad weather.

Scheduled commercial passenger service is provided by Newark Liberty International Airport, located approximately 32 miles (51 km) away in Newark / Elizabeth.

Martinsville Points of interest

- Washington Valley Park, part of the Somerset County Park System, is located in Martinsville. The park offers extensive hiking and mountain biking opportunities. A notable hike in the park is an hour-long hike around the out-of-use Washington Valley Reservoir that once served Bound Brook, New Jersey.
- The Mount Bethel Baptist Meetinghouse, located about 2 miles north of Martinsville off Interstate 78, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Devil's Tree is a solitary oak located in a field on Mountain Road. Legend has it that it is the property of the Devil, and a gateway to Hell.
- There is a Revolutionary War cemetery in the Spring Run section of Martinsville, where soldiers of both American and British troops are buried, along with some early settlers of the area.

Bridgewater Township encompasses the small communities of Martinsville, Finderne, Bradley Gardens, Green Knoll, Somerville Manor, and Sunset Lake.  The best of small-town living within easy access to major transportation routes makes the township a popular choice.

Restaurants in Martinsville

Some restaurants include--
- Gabriels Fountain (American) - 1948 Washington Valley Rd # 1, Martinsville
- Joe's Pizza (Italian) - 1938 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
- Panatieri Pizza & Pasta (Italian) - 1910 Washington Valley Rd # 6, Martinsville
- New Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant (Chinese) - 1982 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
- Martinsville Deli (Sandwiches) -1990 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville
- Trio of Martinsville (Italian) - 1938 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
- Vincenzo's Trattoria (Italian) - 1979 Washington Valley Road, Martinsville
- Pit Master (Barbeque) - 792 Chimney Rock Road, Martinsville
- Tropical BBQ (Barbeque) - 1958 Washington Valley Rd # 4, Martinsville

Living in Bridgewater, NJ

Bridgewater Township is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. A relatively large (over 32 square miles) suburban area in the state’s picturesque Skylands Region, it borders 13 other municipalities. The northeastern portion of Bridgewater is where the first ridge of the Watchung Mountains passes through. The north branch of the Raritan River forms the township's western border with Branchburg.

Bridgewater’s Diverse Communities

Bridgewater is made up of a number of communities and sections, one of which is the residential hamlet of Martinsville. With its own commercial center, its own post office and ZIP code, Martinsville is home to several interesting New Jersey sights:

  • Fans of Weird NJ can pay a visit to The Devil's Tree, an oak that stands alone in a field on Mountain Road. Legend claims the tree is property of the Devil and an entryway to hell.
  • The Spring Run section of town features a Revolutionary War cemetery- burial grounds for both American and British troops as well as some early settlers of the area.

Other Bridgewater communities include:

  • Bradley Gardens is one of the township’s older residential areas, but also includes some newer developments and a commercial area.
  • Eastern North Branch is located east of the Raritan River.
  • Finderne is an eclectic area featuring older neighborhoods, newer developments, multi-unit housing, commercial and industrial areas.
  • Green Knoll is a residential neighborhood dotted by major commercial developments and government facilities including the Bridgewater Commons Mall, an office park, municipal building, police station and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.
  • Country Club/Meadow Road Area, also referred to as "the Van Holten area", is comprised almost completely of residential homes.
  • Milltown/Vanderveer Road Area, located northeast of Bradley Gardens, is a residential community with many new homes being built in recent years.
  • Sunset Lake surrounds a manmade lake in the northern part of Bridgewater and is located near the interchange of Interstate 287 and Interstate 78.


Bridgewater is part of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Schools in this district include:

Primary Schools (grades pre-K through 4):

Intermediate Schools (grades 5-6):

Middle School (grades 7-8)

High School (grades 9-12)

Getting to and from Bridgewater

Bridgewater is accessible by way of several major highways, including Interstate 287Interstate 78U.S. 22Route 202-206 and Route 28.

NJ Transit bus service is provided to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to Newark.  

NJ Transit train service on the Raritan Valley Line serves Bridgewater riders to and from Newark Penn Station.

Three local airports serve the Bridgewater area: Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, Somerset Airport and Central Jersey Regional Airport. Open to the public, they each offer charter flight services as well as flight training and other aviation-related services. 

Newark Liberty International Airport is located approximately 32 miles away.

Shopping and Dining

With anchor stores Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor, the Bridgewater Commons Mall has something for everyone. Throw in a diverse mix of more than 170 specialty shops and the Village at Bridgewater Commons, a delightful outdoor promenade adjacent to the Mall, and you have one of the best, all-inclusive shopping experiences in New Jersey.

Feel like taking a break from shopping and taking in a movie? Visit the AMC Theaters at Bridgewater Commons and see all the newest releases.

Dining throughout Bridgewater varies from delicious takeout to the ultimate in fine dining. The township offers residents and visitors more than 176 different restaurants, pubs, cafes and fast-food options, with a broad spectrum of cuisine that will satisfy a discriminating…or not so discriminating palate.

Parks and Recreation

Washington Camp Ground is preserved land on which George Washington’s army encamped during the winter of 1778-79.

Washington Valley Park in Martinsville is a great place for a day hike or bike trip. Thomae Park along the eastern side of Bridgewater offers a playground, basketball court, baseball field, and hiking trail.

Other great parks and recreational facilities in the Somerset County Park System include:

  • Colonial Park
  • Duke Island Park
  • Leonard J Buck Garden
  • Natirar
  • North Branch Park
  • Little Brook Sanctuary
  • Sourland Mountain Preserve
  • Washington Rock Park


The Somerset Patriots, a professional baseball team based in Bridgewater Township, are a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. From the 1999 season to the present, the Patriots have played their home games at the 6,100-seat TD Bank Ballpark.

The Green Knoll Tennis Center offers 18 courts amid two outdoor tennis facilities, open for day and night play from April through October.

Lord Stirling Stables provide horse riding activities for riders of all ages and skill levels throughout the spring, summer and fall months.

The Torpey Athletic Complex consists of one lighted baseball field, one lighted grass softball field and a state-of-the-art synthetic turf multi-purpose athletic field.