Economic Development – Borough Location

New_providence_nj_039Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, New Providence is home to 12,000 residents within 3.6 square miles in northwestern Union County. Known for our beautiful residential neighborhoods, excellent school system, and wonderful recreation facilities, we are also home to several Fortune 500 companies. New Providence is a combination of the new and the old, where contemporary living is seasoned by a heritage from earlier days.  Here modern buildings coexist with vintage dwellings from Colonial and Victorian times to form an architectural collage.

New Providence is conveniently located roughly 15 miles west of Newark and approximately 28 miles west of New York City. Traveling is simple and convenient with two easily accessible train stations within New Providence and our close proximity to New York City, Interstate 78, the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Newark Liberty International Airport.

Train service on the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch of the Morris & Essex Lines is available at the New Providence and Murray Hill stations, offering service to Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, NJ and to Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, NY. Transportation to New York City in less than one hour is easily accessible with scheduled buses and two train stations to downtown and midtown New York.   Two Gladstone Branch trains each weekday morning offer one-seat rides to Manhattan, and two evening trains leave New York and stop at both of New Providence’s stations on the way to Gladstone. All other rail service is to or from  Hoboken. These trains connect at Summit or Newark Broad Street  with Manhattan-bound trains.

Lakeland Bus Lines offers weekday rush hour service from stops along Springfield Avenue to New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately sixteen miles east of New Providence.


Transportation to Work Number
Number Workers 16 and over 5,625
Public transportation 596
Car, truck, van or motorcycle 4,494
Walk 174
Work at home 309
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29
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