About Hightstown

flowerbasketWelcome to Hightstown, a community of a little more than 5,000 residents who are proud of the Borough’s history, diversity and culture.

Founded in 1721, Hightstown, New Jersey has a fascinating past, an engaging present and an exciting future. Hightstown is a warm and friendly community that embraces newcomers and long-time residents alike.

Hightstown has inviting neighborhoods, amazing architecture, interesting businesses and caring organizations. Whether you are a resident, a business owner, thinking about moving to, or are just visiting, Hightstown has something to offer everyone.

Got a few hours to explore someplace new? Stroll along Peddie Lake, admire the architecture in our Historic District or browse the downtown shops. In the evening, attend a cultural performance at the Peddie School, grab a drink at our local tavern, or view an art opening at a local gallery. Year-round, our community and local business owners host special events and promotions to entice day visitors and residents alike.

Looking to relocate? Hightstown is the perfect home for young professionals, retirees and families who want easy access to the tri-state metropolitan area, but without the congestion and suburban sprawl. Take a step back in time and enjoy small-town life where people stop to chat with newcomers and neighbors. When you’re talking politics with our local business owners, playing with your kids at one of our small recreational parks or biking along our greenway, you might almost forget that we’re only a stone’s throw from the NJ Turnpike, with every major retail service available within a mile.