Somerset County is the fastest growing county within the fastest growing region of New Jersey, with almost double the population growth rate of New Jersey.
The county is comprised of twenty-one municipalities, including twelve boroughs and nine townships. Over half of Somerset County's population resides in its four most populous municipalities -- Franklin, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Bernards Townships.
Although situated in heavily-populated central New Jersey, between New York (46 miles away) and Philadelphia (69 miles away) in the nation's largest metropolitan area, the county surprises visitors with balanced suburban-rural environments and bustling commercial growth.
Fine residential communities, beautiful parks, and excellent shopping areas are coupled with extensive farmlands, outstanding commercial parks, and modern corporate office complexes.
Stable and effective municipal and county government, excellent schools, expanding recreational facilities, effective planning and zoning, and moderate taxes all combine to increase the county's attractiveness, making it a desirable place to live, work, and visit.
Learn more about the communities that make Somerset County a great place to visit on our Municipalities page, and find opportunities to play, stay, eat, and meet at Somerset County Tourism. Read our Awards & Accolades to see how Somerset County and its 21 vibrant communities rank nationally.