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 21,936 residents (per the 2010 census).

 
North Plainfield - 1630 AM Radio
Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Tuesday 2 June 2020
7:30PM
Board of Education
Wednesday 3 June 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 4 June 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 6 June 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Recreation Camp and Playground Signups!
Monday 8 June 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Cancelled - Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 June 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Sunday 14 June 2020
All day
Flag Day
Tuesday 16 June 2020
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 17 June 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board of Education
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday 20 June 2020
All day
Summer Begins!
All day
American Eagle Day
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day
Monday 22 June 2020
9:00AM
Recreation's Summer Camp Begins!
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 23 June 2020
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
Wednesday 24 June 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 1 July 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 2 July 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 4 July 2020
All day
Independence Day
10:00AM
Independence Day Parade
Wednesday 8 July 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday 11 July 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
5:30PM - 10:00PM
Community Day - Fireworks
Monday 13 July 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 15 July 2020
All day
Tax Day
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday 21 July 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 22 July 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Saturday 1 August 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Wednesday 5 August 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 6 August 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 10 August 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 12 August 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 18 August 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 19 August 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Wednesday 26 August 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
7:00PM
Planning Board

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.

Hours 8am-4:30pm Mon-Thurs (Excluding Holidays)
Fridays Between May 28th - Aug 30th:
Borough Offices Will Close 1:30pm