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
Tuesday 24 July 2018
7:00PM
Historic Preservaton Commission
Wednesday 25 July 2018
7:00PM
Rent Stabilization Board
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 30 July 2018
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 1 August 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 August 2018
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Wednesday 8 August 2018
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 13 August 2018
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Agenda Conference
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 15 August 2018
7:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 21 July 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market and Music
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Digitizing Somerset
Wednesday 25 July 2018
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Outdoor Concert - Smooth Band Orchestra
Saturday 28 July 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market
Tuesday 31 July 2018
7:00PM - 8:30PM
NP Business Association
Wednesday 1 August 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Classical Music Through The Ages
Saturday 4 August 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
NAACP Executive Committee Meeting
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market and Music
10:00AM - 4:30PM
AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday 8 August 2018
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Outdoor Concert - ReUNITED
Saturday 11 August 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market
Tuesday 14 August 2018
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Farm Market Workshop
Saturday 18 August 2018
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Farmers Market and Music

263 Somerset Street North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060
(908)769-2900
© Copyright 2018, North Plainfield Borough
This website and its contents are maintained by the Borough of North Plainfield. All possible efforts are employed to ensure the accuracy and currency of items that you find posted here; however, you are urged to reach out directly to individual offices, boards, committees and commissions before proceeding with any critical matter or issue you would wish to pursue in relation to information contained herein. Thank you.

Summer Hours May 29, 2018 - August 31, 2018 | 8am-4:30pm Mon-Thu | 8am-1:30pm Fri (excluding holidays)
Normal Hours 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri (excluding holidays)