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Union is a township of 59,000 people (2018) in New Jersey.


Union township is part of Union County. Union was formed in 1808 by taking portions of the neighboring towns of Linden, Roselle Park, Kenilworth, and Hillside. In 2008, it was named by CNN the 75th best place to live among small towns in America because of its diversity and easy access into New York City. Union is home to some historic sites from the American Revolutionary War.

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By plane[edit]

Union is 6 miles (10 km) outside of Newark Liberty International Airport. Approximate travel time: 10 minutes. +1-973-961-600.

By car[edit]

Union is at exit 138 on the Garden State Parkway.

By train[edit]

Union is home to a NJ Transit station on the Raritan Valley Line. Visitors can easily travel to Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station using this railroad line. 1 Union station is at 900 Green Lane, across from Kean University.

Get around[edit]

Map of Union (Union County)

By taxi[edit]

Union Taxi at 2034 Morris Ave. +1 908-688-8294

  • By Bus: New Jersey Transit is the public transportation in New Jersey. There are stops throughout Union where residents can catch a bus. Address: 1007 Stuyvesant Avenue. +1 908-688-7359


  • Caldwell Parsonage: During the Revolutionary War this home was located at the site of the Connecticut Farms Battle. At the time a minister and his wife, Hannah Caldwell, lived here. Hannah Caldwell was the victim of a gunshot wound, which soon after caused her death. There are rumors and tales of Hannah Caldwell haunting this home to this very day. Address: 909 Caldwell Ave.
  • Washington's Headquarters: Washington's Headquarters is a Landmark where General George Washington declared his headquarters after the British Hessian army retreated on June 7, 1780. Location: Stuyvesant Avenue.
  • Liberty Hall Museum: Located on the campus of Kean University, Liberty Hall Museum was home to New Jersey's first elected governor and signer of the constitution, William Livingston. The home was built in 1772 on the eve of the revolution and has since witnessed over 200 years of history. Address: 1003 Morris Ave. +1 908-572-0400.
  • Union Watersphere: Dubbed the "World's Tallest Watersphere" (a 212 ft [65 m] water tower with a spherical water tank on top), this iconic landmark is visible from the major highways that cross through town. Best photographic location is Kawameeh Park.


  • Galloping Hill Golf Course: A public 18 hole golf course located on the border of Union and Kenilworth. +1 908-686-1556.
  • Suburban Golf Course: a Private 18 hole golf course located in the heart of Union. +1 908-686-0444.



  • Galloping Hill Grill: at 5 points in Union, Galloping Hill is a restaurant and a landmark. It has been making hot dogs and burgers for over 80 years in the same location. Galloping Hill was once featured on the Food Network for its hot dogs. Address: 325 Chestnut St. +1 908-686-2683.
  • Rio 22: On route 22, Rio 22 serves a diverse spectrum of food ranging from grilled Brazilian to sushi. +1 908-206-0060.
  • 1 Van Gogh's Ear Cafe, 1017 Stuyvesant Ave, +1 908-810-1844.


  • 1 Paddy's Place, 999 Rosemont Ave N (in Union center), +1 908-686-8935. Paddy's place attracts many different types of residents. They have a jukebox with a wide selection of genres. On Thursday nights you will find karaoke and on Friday they have live music for everybody to enjoy.



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Routes through Union
AllentownSummit  W I-78.svg E  NewarkNew York City
Spring ValleyNewark  N GSPkwy Shield.svg S  KenilworthCape May
High BridgeCranford  W NJT Raritan Valley Icon.png E  NewarkNew York City

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