SCOTCH PLAINS, FANWOOD

Still Charming After All These Years.... Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Scotch Plains, New Jersey, a Township in Union County with a population of 23,510, encompasses just over 9 square miles. The area was first settled in 1684 and has a rich history with many Revolutionary War landmarks still standing. Today, Scotch Plains has a diverse population reflecting many ethnic, religious and age groups. We have extensive recreation opportunities, a vibrant business community and top notch schools.

Fanwood was founded in 1895 around the Central Railroad of New Jersey, which passed through during the 1800s.  The old Fanwood train station, built in 1874, stands as the oldest original train station in Union County and remains the center of many community activities.  It houses the Fanwood Museum and is a meeting place for various groups.

It's believed Fanwood was named after Fanny Wood, a journalist who wrote about the area. Quoting from a 1973 letter in the Fanwood Museum from Justus Agnoli, Fanwood's representative to the Union County Cultural and Heritage Commission:

"In 1874 the Central Railroad of New Jersey constructed the present right-a-way and built a new station to serve this area.  Mr. John Taylor Johnson, then president of the new railroad, selected the name FANWOOD for the new station, in honor of Miss Fanny Wood, a frequent visitor to this area, who wrote numerous glowing of its scenic beauty for leading New York periodicals, thereby attracting new residents and investors to this section."

Helpful websites:

Township of Scotch Plains 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Publice Schools Home page

 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School Report Card

Scotch Plains Schools Rating

Union County Magnet Schools - Students apply in the beginning of 8th grade.
There are 5 Schools on campus:
Academy for Information & Technology
Magnet High School - Engineering & Sciences
Academy for Performing Arts
Academy for Allied Health (premed careers)
Union County Tech HS
 
 
 
 
 
Hyatt Hills Golf Course - Clark NJ
 
Watchung Trailside Nature & Science Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

Search SCOTCH PLAINS, FANWOOD Homes for Sale

New Listings

Featured picture for the property 3480098
$815,000
Scotch Plains Township, NJ
4
beds
2.1
baths
GSMLS
Featured picture for the property 3479686
$269,900
Scotch Plains Township, NJ
3
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of WEICHERT REALTORS GSMLS
Featured picture for the property 3480039
$449,000
Scotch Plains Township, NJ
3
beds
1
baths
GSMLS
Featured picture for the property 3479743
$415,000
Scotch Plains Township, NJ
3
beds
1.1
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX SELECT GSMLS
Listing Picture Coming Soon
$1,399,999
Scotch Plains Township, NJ
5
beds
5.1
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX COMPETITIVE EDGE GSMLS
All information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. Real estate listings held by other brokerage firms are marked as IDX Listing. This information is provided for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.
The dissemination of listings on this website does not constitute the consent required by N.J.A.C. 11:5.6.1 (n) for the advertisement of listings exclusively for sale by another broker. Any such consent must be obtained in writing from the listing broker.
Copyright © 2018 Garden State Multiple Listing Service, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

Today's Market Trends for SCOTCH PLAINS, FANWOOD *

$824,630

0.02%

$286

-0.39%

100

0.14%

May

April

 

88

77

 

 

0.14%

0.08%

Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes