Welcome to Bound Brook, a historic borough of approximately 1.6 square miles and 10,600 residents – a great place to live, work and play.
First settled in the late 1600s, Bound Brook is located along the Raritan River, in the northeastern corner of Somerset County. It sits between two brooks – the Middlebrook to the west along its border with Bridgewater, and the Green Brook (also referred to as the Bound Brook) to the east along its border with Middlesex Borough and Middlesex County.
The borough has much to offer. Its size is optimal — small enough to retain a “small town” flavor, and with its own downtown, but within easy travel distance of all the cultural, economic and transportation resources of the Newark/New York metropolitan area. Bound Brook is conveniently located along the Raritan Valley Line passenger railroad, which runs to Newark and New York City, as well as Interstate 287, State Highway Route 22, and Route 28 /Union Avenue. Community events include several annual carnivals, Farmer’s Market in the summer months on Hamilton Street, RiverFest street fair, a Memorial Day parade, reenactment of the Battle of Bound Brook, the Criterium professional bicycle races (Memorial Day weekend), Movies in the Park, the Halloween walk and costume contest, and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.
There are many local recreational sports leagues and activities, and adult and kiddie community pools are open during the summer months. Bound Brook is even a popular location for ‘railfans’ who come to watch and photograph interesting freight trains as they pass by the station. Just over the town line on the Bridgewater side is Patriots Stadium, home of the professional Atlantic League Somerset Patriots Baseball Team (somersetpatriots.com), which plays there from April through October. Other sporting events and a circus also take place at the stadium grounds throughout the year.
We have a charming old library that hosts regular lectures, small concerts and club meetings in addition to providing traditional services for adults and children. Next door is a historic cemetery with gravestones dating back to 1744. Soldiers from the Revolutionary, Civil and other wars are buried there.
The Raritan River offers fishing and kayaking opportunities as well as scenic views from the Queens Bridge.
Please look at the resources to the right for information for all new residents regarding Guidelines for Resident Trash Collection, Recycling Schedule, Public Works Calendar and other information. Just click on the links and it will take you to the information. Also click on the Welcome Packet button to the left for the Welcome Packet with more information.