Life should be fun and relaxing - and it is, in Tewksbury, NJ. If you're looking for the perfect place to build your next home in New Jersey (assuming it's the right time for you to build!), we'd like to put the spotlight on Tewksbury - where high-value homes dapple the bucolic green expanse of Hunterdon county.
If you're looking for a place to live where life is quiet, serene, and within commuting distance of New York City, Tewksbury is it. In this article, we'll focus on some of our favorite aspects of Tewksbury.
1. Melick's Town Farm
Melick's Town Farm is the largest apple grower in New Jersey, with 3 locations around the state. Melick's Tewksbury location is where most of their vegetables are grown, as well as "pick your own" strawberry patches and flower fields. Locals in Tewksbury come to Melick's Farm Stand to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. It's also a place to go for pick-your-own fruit, which is a perfect activity for kids.
2. Tewksbury Inn
Called "The Tewks" by locals, Tewksbury Inn is one of the best restaurants near Tewksbury NJ. The Tewks has a history dating back to 1800. While it was once a successful hotel, today the Tewks serves quality new American cuisine. Much of the food comes from local farms like Melick's - another one of the many reasons that locals love Tewksbury Inn. Items on the menu include standard dishes like pork chops, French onion soup and calamari.
3. Fantastic School System
If you're a parent, you know that quality education means everything. Tewksbury is home to award-winning educational institutions like the Old Turnpike Middle School (Winner of the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award), and Tewksbury Elementary School, which gets high marks from parents and employs award-winning teachers.
When your kids grow up, Tewksbury is also within easy driving distance of institutions of higher education, including Princeton and Rutgers State University. Your kids can stay in the dorms on the weekdays and come home on weekends - or even live at home while attending classes.
4. Easy Access to Route 78
Route 78 is one of the state's major highways, and it leads to New York City. Tewksbury is in easy access to Route 78. For this reason, Tewksbury often draws people from New York City who want to spend their weekends and evenings in a location that is quiet, calm and beautiful - and very much the opposite of the hustling, bustling NYC.
Easy access to Route 78 also makes it easy to reach other amenities nearby to Tewksbury. As a small town of only around 5,800 people, Tewksbury's selections for shopping and restaurants can be limited. Fortunately, Tewksbury is close to many other communities in New Jersey, where amenities are available. Route 78 helps make this possible.
5. Beautiful Views
Views of rolling farmlands draw people from the cities to Tewksbury. Living in Tewksbury, you might be able to look out your window and see rolling green hills, or partially forested land. It's hard to imagine, looking at the idyllic landscape, that it's only one hour away from some of the most exciting urban areas in the country.
6. Third Safest City
Safety is important. When you go to sleep at night, you should feel secure in your home. When you leave your home on an errand, you should feel as if your home and belongings are safe as well.
Tewksbury was named by NJ.com as the third safest city in the entire state. Violent crime and property crime rates are especially low in this area, which means you can go to bed feeling secure and relaxed.
7. High Value Properties
And if all that wasn't enough of a reason to live in Tewksbury, you should also consider the high property values. Buying or building a home in Tewksbury is an investment. Once you've built your custom dream home in the area, you'll know you've made an investment that can carry you into the future. If you do decide to sell, you should be able to sell your home for more than you spent to build it. ...or you can pass the house down to members of your family.
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If you'd like to appreciate Tewksbury the way we do, you'll have to see it for yourself. Come visit the town. Eat at the Tewks. View the homes for sale in Tewksbury NJ.
Want to learn a little more about Tewksbury? Read this interesting profile of the town from the New York Times in 2002. Though the article is 20 years old, it provides an accurate glimpse of some of the best things about Tewksbury.
If you're ready to build your new construction home in Tewksbury NJ, start by working with a reputable home builder. GTG Builders LLC has been in business for over 65 years. Call us today to make an appointment to discuss remodeling your Tewksbury kitchen and bath, or to discuss building your new custom home.