Welcome to the Borough of Far Hills! The Borough of Far Hills, incorporated in 1921, is located in the northern part of Somerset County on nearly five square miles. Far Hills has a lot to offer including shopping at many local merchants, a fitness walking track at the J. Malcolm Belcher Fairgrounds, the Leonard J. Buck Garden, the annual Far Hills Steeplechase, the Essex Horse Trials, and the biannual Atlantic Visiting Nurse Rummage Sale.
The Far Hills Train station offers easy access to New York City!
New Vernon History
The history of Far Hills begins with a man named Evander H. Schley, a land developer and real estate broker from New York state purchased thousands of acres in Bedminster and Bernards Townships in the 1880s. The origin of the name Far Hills is from 1887, when Schley’s brother, Grant, and his wife, Elizabeth, arrived by horse-drawn carriage to see Evander’s farms. Elizabeth remarked on the beautiful vista of the “far hills,” thus giving the name to the place before a village was built. The Borough of Far Hills was incorporated in 1921.