Hamilton Township – “America’s Favorite Hometown”
Hamilton Township is a wonderful place to live, work, play and raise a family. We are a very special community – and in 2012, enjoyed some great honors.
First, Hamilton Township was featured by ‘Profiles with Terry Bradshaw’ – hosted by the former Pittsburg Steelers quarterback and current NFL commentator with Fox Sports – as one of our country’s “Hidden Gems”. Also is 2012, Hamilton Township was rated 3rd in New Jersey and 75th in the nation by CNN/Money Magazine’s ranking of the country’s best small cities.
Covering nearly 40-square miles, we are very much a community of neighborhoods – nestled with over 64 public parks and playgrounds that include Veterans Park, the beautiful Sayen Gardens and acres of preserved open space. Our residents enjoy numerous sports and recreational opportunities and come together throughout the year to celebrate our special community events, such as at our annual Azalea Festival, Independence Day Fireworks and Concert celebration, SeptemberFest Community Day, Fall Harvest and Winter Wonderland. And we are also home to a nationally renowned Senior Center that holds many programs throughout the year.
Located in central New Jersey, we enjoy a prime location that is within an hour’s drive of New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore. The New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate Highways 195 and 295, U.S. Highways 130 and 206 and State Highways 33 and 29 all pass through Hamilton Township. Our fully developed infrastructure is highlighted by a very convenient and attractive train station.
“America’s Favorite Hometown” enjoys a deep-rooted history dating back to 1686, when our community was organized as the Town of Nottingham. We are home to several historic sites that provide us with an appreciation of the past while reminding us of our historical significance, such as the Sayen House, Kuser Mansion and the Grafton House. Not only can visitors enjoy these beautiful homes, but they can also host special events, such as wedding receptions, celebrations, business meetings or special gatherings. Also in Hamilton Township is a Civil War and Native American Museum that features Civil War exhibits and Delaware Indian artifacts.
In Hamilton Township, we have an appreciation for the arts and culture. We are home to the nationally acclaimed Grounds for Sculpture, a 42 acre sculpture park. We are have a special Arts and Cultural District in our community surrounding the Grounds for Sculpture, where opportunities to appreciate the arts will flourish.
“America’s Favorite Hometown” also continues to enjoy a strong and vibrant local economy, with several shopping destinations and business opportunities for our residents. Large shopping destinations such as the Hamilton Marketplace and the Shoppes at Hamilton welcome shoppers along our growing Route 130 Corridor, which is well on its way to becoming an entertainment destination. And after shopping makes you work up an appetite, enjoy any one of our restaurants that serve delights for every taste and pocketbook. Our restaurants have made us known as the “Restaurant Capital of Mercer County.”
We hope that you will come to visit us soon! We look forward to seeing you.