New Jersey December 03, 2017
The Small Town In New Jersey That Will Capture Your Heart
In all honesty, this article could be about almost any small town in New Jersey. Cape May, Lambertville, Haddonfield, Clinton…my heart belongs to each. Luckily, I’m allowed to love more than one place. I’ve written about each of the aforementioned towns in detail though, and I’d like to cover someplace new…Somerville.
This small Somerset County town is home to about 12,000 residents. It sits atop approximately 2.3 square miles of shale and red clay deposits.
You'll find a wide range of architectural styles and several historic buildings here including the Old Dutch Parsonage - home of the founder and first president of Rutgers University.
If the history doesn't have you hooked, the dining scene should. Top local restaurants include Savor, Da Filippo's and Verve.
From Italian to Indian, they've got all kinds of cuisine. If you're looking for locally sourced, farm fresh fare, head to The Farmer And The Chickpea.
Craving sweets? Summer Ville Homemade Ice Cream has you covered! Enjoy unique flavors including salted caramel and orange pineapple.
More into nightlife and the bar scene? Check out the 1933 Room (a speakeasy) or McCormick's Pub (with billiards and bar games).
Not a foodie? No worries! You'll fall in love with the fantastic variety of shops. Gallery on Main has got antiques...
And then you've got Comic Fortress, The Big Little Railroad Shop, Retro Classics, The Hungry Hound (baked goods for pups!), and Incogneeto, among others.
Looking for fun? Look no further than YESTERcades, a retro arcade with over 60 classic arcade games, 12 pinball machines, a pool table, and classic and modern gaming consoles.
If nature is more your thing, you'll enjoy several parks in town and the incredible Duke Farms, just across the Raritan River.
Best of all, the community comes together for frequent events including cruise nights, concerts and cookie exchanges. Check out Detox & Retox Yoga & Beer Social on December 9th!
Are you familiar with Somerville? What’s your favorite thing about the town? What other New Jersey town are you absolutely in love with?
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