Berkeley Heights was originally incorporated as New Providence Township by the New Jersey Legislature on November 8, 1809, from portions of Springfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County. New Providence Township became part of the newly formed Union County at its creation on March 19, 1857. Portions of the township were taken on March 23, 1869, to create Summit, and on March 14, 1899, to form the borough of New Providence. On November 6, 1951, the name of the township was changed to Berkeley Heights, based on the results of a referendum held that day.
In Money magazine's 2013 Best Places to Live rankings, Berkeley Heights was ranked 6th in the nation, the highest among the three places in New Jersey included in the top 50 list. The magazine's 2007 list had the township ranked 45th out of a potential 2,800 places in the United States with populations above 7,500 and under 50,000.
In its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places to Live", New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Berkeley Heights as the 19th best place to live in New Jersey. In its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Berkeley Heights as the 59th best place to live in New Jersey.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|N/A||Mary Kay Mcmillin Early Childhood Center||Preschool - 1St Grade||Public|
|4||William Woodruff Elementary School||2Nd Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Mountain Park Elementary School||2Nd Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School||2Nd Grade - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Columbia Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Governor Livingston High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
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