Elizabethtown became the first seat of government in NJ. The “West Fields” of Elizabethtown (or the Baker tract of land) was what Westfield was referred to in the early Colonial times. The Village of Westfield was established in 1720 and contained only a Tavern and general store (besides farmsteads). It incorporated as a town in 1794.
Schools & Library
Westfield Senior High School is ranked 29th within New Jersey. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Westfield Senior High School is 55 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female.
There are 9 amazing parks in Westfield including Brightwood Park, a sprawling 44 acre park with a pond picnic areas, and nature trails!
Restaurants & Dining
More than 25 years ago, Catherine Bordeaux opened one of the best French restaurants in New Jersey. She was a woman at the top of a field that even today has few women at the top. Her reputation was so widespread that even Julia Child once visited. Bordeaux died in 2003, but her demanding standards, her success, and her legacy continue—at her own restaurant and at the restaurants and cooking schools of those who learned at her elbow. “She was the catalyst to bringing fine dining to Westfield,” says David Martone, owner of Classic Thyme, a cookware shop and culinary school on Broad Street. (If you doubt that Westfield is for food lovers, consider that Classic Thyme is one of four places where you can take professional cooking classes in town.)
Travel to and from New York City and Westfield via the train, bus or car – about 50-60 minutes each way unless you hit rush hour traffic!
Westfield Real Estate
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