There’s a lot to love about living in Tewksbury Township, a peaceful yet conveniently-located municipality in Hunterdon County. Measuring about 31 square miles in the northeast corner of the county, many parts of this scenic township look the same today as they did 100 years ago. Gently rolling hills and wide open spaces characterize the visually stunning landscapes, which include village centers in Oldwick, Cokesbury, Pottersville and Mountainville. Tewksbury was incorporated in 1798 and was once the location of mink farms, peach farms and applejack brandy stills.
Historic Oldwick village has charming examples of Federal, Victorian, New England and Georgian-style homes. Oldwick also offers an old fashioned setting with antique and gift shops, Melick’s Town Farm for apple picking and farm produce, a general store for sandwiches and light fare, and the Tewksbury Inn for elegant dining. Tewksbury Elementary School was named a Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education, an achievement that is a testimony to its excellence.
Just outside the historic village of Oldwick is a custom Colonial brimming with character, sophisticated updates and curb appeal on two level, park-like acres. Learn more about this four bedroom, two-and-one-half bath custom home here or take a video tour here
Tewksbury is proud of its successful land preservation program which ensures beautiful vistas for future generations. To this end, residents are closely involved in preserving its bucolic atmosphere by volunteering for local and government organizations including a Scenic Roads and Bridges Commission, Agricultural Advisory Committee and Environmental Commission. A popular privately-run organization is the Tewksbury Trail Association dedicated to protecting green space and open land in the region.
Many of the streams and rivers are stocked with trout, multiple horse facilities are available, and there are several nature preserves dotted throughout the township. No matter where you are in Tewksbury, chances are good that you’re near a park or network of trails. Christie Hoffman Farm Park on Fairmount Road West hosts special events like an outdoor movie night, summer concerts and harvest festival. The park has 170 acres of rolling hills, open fields, wetlands and woodland trails for horseback riding and hiking.
Another thing setting Tewksbury apart from other municipalities is a location that provides a harmonious balance of rural serenity and urban conveniences close to metropolitan amenities. Tewksbury is 55 miles from Manhattan, 38 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and convenient to major highways for commuting. Major shopping venues and restaurants are situated in neighboring Bridgewater.
The small town, close-knit community feeling found in Tewksbury has attracted many to live among its open spaces. A few notable former and current residents include Harriet Adams, aka Carolyn Keene, author of the Nancy Drew series; Eileen and Gerald Ford, co-Founders of the Ford Modeling Agency; and actors James Gandolfini, Joe Piscopo and John Amos.
Tewksbury Township is well-known for its regal estates, refined country manors and spectacular equestrian properties. If you are seeking luxury real estate in Tewksbury, horse farms in Hunterdon County or luxury homes for sale in New Jersey, contact Turpin at 877-788-7746. You are also welcome to visit our Oldwick Office at 4 Joliet Street to speak with a sales associate about the wide range of real estate for sale in Tewksbury, from restored antique homes for sale to luxury horse facilities in Hunterdon County.
Read more about Tewksbury Township here or watch a short video about the township here which features former New Jersey Governor and Tewksbury resident Christine Todd Whitman’s thoughts about living in Tewksbury.