The Borough of North Plainfield was settled by dutch families before the American Revolution. Among them were the Vermeule and Cadmus families. You will find many members of these families buried both in the cemetery behind Vermeule Mansion and in the cemetery on Brook Avenue. These families were just two of the handful that received 1,200 acres apiece from the ridge of "first mountain" downward from King George of England. Some of these homes still exist--among them the Vermeule Mansion, which serves as the current-day community center.

Long before it was called "North Plainfield", our town was referred to as "Blue Hills" and was a part of Warren Township. In 1872, North Plainfield Township was incorporated and included current-day North Plainfield, Watchung and Green Brook.

North Plainfield, a 2.9 square mile area at the base of New Jersey’s Watchung Mountains, was originally a cluster of farms. Steady growth as a commuter center began with the extension of the Central Jersey Railroad and continued with the advent of motorized transportation. Just twenty-three miles from Manhattan, the borough retains many small-town qualities yet is convenient to Routes 22, 78, and 287, contemporary roads to diversified employment opportunities.

Tree-lined streets, the Washington Park Historic District, Green Acres parklands, sports and playground facilities, a 4H center, Vermeule Arts Center, and a Senior Citizens Center are among the attributes which lend to North Plainfield’s self-description as "A Proud Community." The central businesses continue to utilize a Main Street New Jersey grant to foster economic growth, and the numerous enterprises along Route 22 form the primary commercial sectors.

The 2000 census figures place North Plainfield’s diverse population at 21,103. Residents of North Plainfield’s single family homes, multi-unit dwellings, and modern apartment complexes benefit from extensive borough-sponsored recreation, youth services, and cultural affairs opportunities. Local churches, community organizations, and service clubs offer many events which celebrate the blend of cultures common to the region.

Proximity to New York City, New Brunswick, Trenton, and Princeton affords easy access to major museums, concerts, theater, and sports events. Area colleges and universities also enrich the options for higher education. Somerset County Park System facilities, Sandy Hook State Park, and the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge Center cater to a wide range of outdoor interests.

North Plainfield is 2.9 square miles in size and has a population of 21,103 residents (per the 2000 census).

 
Town Meetings
Monday 24 September 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 25 September 2018
7:00PM
Youth Services Commission
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance Committee
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
Wednesday 26 September 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 3 October 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 4 October 2018
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Tuesday 9 October 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 October 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 15 October 2018
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Tuesday 16 October 2018
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 17 October 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 22 September 2018
All day
First Day of Fall!
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Outdoor Movie Night!
Monday 24 September 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Tuesday 25 September 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Beginner Spanish Course
7:00PM - 8:30PM
NP Business Association
Saturday 29 September 2018
8:30AM - 1:00PM
Fall Clean Community Day!
Monday 1 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Tuesday 2 October 2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Saturday 6 October 2018
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Senior Picnic
Sunday 7 October 2018 - Saturday 13 October 2018
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fire Prevention Week
Monday 8 October 2018
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group
Tuesday 9 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Beginner Spanish Course
Wednesday 10 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Inside The Real World of Ghost Hunting
Saturday 13 October 2018
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fire Department Open House
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
11:00AM
Bilingual Monoprint Workshop
Sunday 14 October 2018
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
Monday 15 October 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Convo Group

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