Mountainside, New Jersey

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Mountainside is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,602.

Mountainside was incorporated as a borough on September 25, 1895, from portions of Westfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.[6]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Mountainside as its 16th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey, as well as eighth in the 2010 list.[7]



Mountainside is located at 40°40′49″N 74°21′22″W / 40.680301°N 74.356011°W / 40.680301; -74.356011 (40.680301, -74.356011).[8]

The borough is bordered to the north by Summit, to the east by Springfield Township, to the south by Westfield, and to the west by Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.74%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,602 people, 2,434 households, and 1,925 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,640.8 people per square mile (634.1/km2). There were 2,478 housing units at an average density of 615.8/sq mi (238.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.09% White, 0.94% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.01% of the population.

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