Quality of Life

Your employees deserve a great community to live in.

We Are a Community of Neighborhoods

  • Hamilton Township may be New Jersey's 9th largest town and nearly 90,000 in population, but we are comfortably spread over 40 square miles and Hamilton Township still enjoy a "small town" feel
  • Hamilton Township holds several community events throughout the year that brings our entire town together
  • 4th Best Town to Live in New Jersey, 51st Best Town in the United States
  • In 2008, CNN/Money Magazine rated Hamilton Township, NJ the 4th best town in New Jersey to live in, as well as the 51st best town across the entire country to live in!

Different Generations, Same Hometown!

  • There are very few communities across the state and country in which it is common to have up to 3 generations of families all living in the same hometown, but it's not a rarity in Hamilton Township
  • We have housing for newly-weds who are just beginning their lives together, apartments and condominiums for singles, homes for families of all sizes and incomes, and several age-restricted communities
  • Hamilton Township is home to one of the finest Senior Citizen Centers in the entire country

Great Schools

  • Excellent public and private schools
  • Hamilton's Public Schools System has received the New Jersey District of Character recognition for 3 consecutive years: 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Hamilton's Public Schools were a National Finalist in the Character Education Partnership's National Schools of Character awards program: 2008 and 2009
  • Hamilton's Public Schools won the Character Education Partnership's Promising Practice Award: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Hamilton's Public Schools received the Isaac Newton Award: 2008 (awarded to an individual, district, or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in science and mathematics)
  • Public School System serves over 13,000 students
  • 17 public elementary schools
  • 3 public middle schools
  • 3 public high schools
  • 1 special education school
  • United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. grew up and attended public school right here in Hamilton Township

Low Taxes

  • Over the past 5 consecutive township budgets, municipal taxes have be held to less than 2% (or less than 0.4% per year)
  • Low Taxes When compared to neighboring towns, Hamilton Township enjoys one of the Lowest tax bills in Mercer County
  • Excellent and Diverse Housing Stock
  • We have housing for every size and income of family
  • Excellent starter homes for newly-weds
  • Quality and Affordable Apartments, Town Houses and Condominiums

Several age-restricted communities

Safe Community

  • Hamilton is one of the safest communities of its size across the entire country
  • 2011 Hamilton Police Division crime statistics, which are submitted to the State Police for their Uniform Crime Report, show that crime is down in Hamilton (in both violent and non-violent categories)
  • We have a dedicated Police Division of over 170 police officers

Parks & Recreation

  • We are a community of over 40 square miles, with plenty of open space
  • Home to over 64 different public parks and playgrounds!
  • We have a premier "Accessible Playground", which allows children with special needs to play right alongside with children with all abilities
  • A beautiful dog park for residents to enjoy with their pets
  • Home to Sayen Botanical Gardens, home to 1,000 azaleas, 500 rhododendrons, and more than 250,000 flowering bulbs in the spring
  • Our own Veterans Park, adorned with several pieces of military machinery to pay tribute to those who have served in our Armed Forces, is over 350 acres in size
  • We have several recreational leagues and summer camp opportunities for our youth

Restaurant Capital of Mercer County

  • We have fine dining establishments for every taste and pocketbook
  • Residents can sample excellent entrées annually at "A Taste of Hamilton" event
  • Our fine eateries have given us the nickname of the "Restaurant Capital" of Mercer County, NJ


  • "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.
  • You can enjoy our beautiful historic homes and also host special your next special events in some of the homes, such as wedding receptions, celebrations, business meetings or special gatherings
  • We are home to a Civil War and Native American Museum that features Civil War exhibits and Delaware Indian artifacts
  • Home to the Bow Hill Mansion (built in the 1790's), the Isaac Pearson Mansion (built in 1773), the John Abbott II House (built in 1730), the Isaac Watson House (built in 1708)
  • Home to Camp Olden, New Jersey's first Civil War Training Camp
  • George Washington made his way through Hamilton to the Battle of Princeton during the Revolutionary War

Health & Wellness

  • Home to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Hamilton
  • Home to Capital Health Outpatient Facility
  • Several local gyms, health clubs and wellness organizations
  • Relaxing spas to enjoy
  • Public health initiative, or Wellness Campaign, that includes walks and healthy cooking classes
  • Several parks and recreational facilities for residents to enjoy the outdoors

Arts & Culture

  • Hamilton Township's Arts and Cultural District offers land-use incentives to foster a future destination in which the arts and cultural attractions can flourish
  • Home of the nationally renowned Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture park which is enjoyed by 100,000 visitors annually
  • Public Sculptures adorn the landscape between the Mercerville and Bromley neighborhoods of Hamilton Township, leading towards Grounds For Sculpture


  • Hamilton is home to several, exciting shopping and retail destinations - visit the Shopping in Hamilton page to discover our community's shopping offerings