The Township of Franklin (population approximately 62,000) is 46 square miles and is bounded on the north, west and south by the Raritan and Millstone Rivers and the east by State Highway 27. The township encompasses the historic and geographic areas of Zarephath, East Millstone, Franklin Park, Griggstown, Middlebush and Somerset. It is the largest township in prestigious Somerset County.
The Somerset section, where Estates at Somerset is located, has a population of approximately 22,000 and is located at the eastern section of the Township, with excellent access to New Brunswick and major state and interstate roadways such as Routes 287, 78, 95 and NJ 22, 27 and 18. Close proximity to New Brunswick allows access to a city that boasts Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and corporate giants Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Meyers Squibb.
Franklin Township was ranked #5 on Money Magazine’s list of Americas Top 100 Places to Live in 2008. The Township has a rich history with revolutionary war involvement and an agricultural base. The Township has enjoyed tremendous growth from the late 90’s into 2000. Today the Township has great schools, parks, golf courses, preserved land and features 22 miles of the Delaware & Raritan Canal.Print