Highland Park, New Jersey

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Highland Park is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 13,999.

Highland Park was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1905, when it broke away from the then Raritan Township (present-day Edison).[6]



Highland Park is located at 40°30′01″N 74°25′33″W / 40.500254°N 74.425700°W / 40.500254; -74.425700 (40.500254, -74.425700).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.

Highland Park received its name for its "Park like" setting, on the highland of the banks of the Raritan River, overlooking New Brunswick. Highland Park is in Raritan Valley ( a line of cities in central NJ). Highland Park is on the south side of Raritan Valley along with Piscataway, New Brunswick, and South Plainfield.

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