Located in New Jersey, United States, the township of Bernards is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Most areas in Bernards are reasonably quiet, as the streets are usually quite tranquil - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around the railway line, Interstate 287 or Interstate 78. Access to public green spaces in the township, such as Passaic River Greenway and 2nd Watchung Mountain, is occasionally challenging since they are distributed sporadically. Despite that, there are around 10 parks close by for residents to unwind in.
In Bernards, about 55% of buildings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is primarily composed of two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. About 85% of the population of this township own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. The average year of construction for dwellings in this township is 1981.
Some, but not all, house buyers in this township will live within walking distance of one of around 10 grocery stores. There are also a few choices for those who value close by restaurants and cafes. As far as education is concerned, it can be difficult to reach high schools and primary schools on foot from houses for sale in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is especially car friendly. Most houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 78, and it is very easy to find a parking spot. In contrast, traveling by public transit is very difficult in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area. Thankfully, commuters are served by the Basking Ridge Station and Lyons Station on the Gladstone Branch Line. No bus lines pass through the township. Bernards is not very convenient for traveling on foot as very few common errands can be run without the use of a car.