Springfield Township is a beautiful residential community located in Union County, New Jersey with a population of approximately 14,800.
Springfield was formed as a township on April 14, 1794, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. The extremely critical Battle of Springfield was fought here between the American Continental Army and British forces on June 23, 1780. Some historical landmarks from the Revolution still stand: the Cannon Ball House built 1741, served as a farmhouse when the British used it as a hospital. Today it is museum. Springfield’s First Presbyterian Church, which had been burned by the British, was rebuilt, using much of the original structure. It remains at # 37 Church Mall to this day. The statue of a Continental Soldier out front is the smallest state park in New Jersey.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Springfield in the Top 100 best places to live in New Jersey in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey. In June 2010, Newsweek named Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton High School as one of the best high schools in the county – only 6% of all public schools
There were 6,511 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.05. Click on the link below to enjoy this video parody of Springfield.
Springfield Market Update – Strong
- February 2015 Average Sale Prices were up 4.5% compared to February 2014
- 2014 Average Sale Price was $411,816 and the average number of days listings were on the market was 57.
- 2013 Average Sale Price was $360,102 and the average number of days on market was 71
- In 2014 the Average Sale Price was up 14% over 2013 and the number of days on the market decreased by 20%