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Population: 14,597
Size: 4.494 miles
Distance from NYC: 51 min 23.7 miles

The territory that would become Clark was originally a part of several of the early villages, the Robinson Plantation House and The Squire Hartshorne House, buildings from the late 17th century are remnants of the era. The Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge was the site of a skirmish preceding the Battle of Short Hills. Clark was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1864, from portions of Rahway. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Clark as its 33rd best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey. In 2013, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Clark as 174th in its rankings of “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey.

NJ Transit provides bus service to New York City and points in-between. The 112 route provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 11 miles (18 km) from Clark.


Elementary (K-5)

  • Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School
  • Valley Road Elementary School

Middle School (6-8)

  • Carl H. Kumpf Middle School

High School (9-12)

  • Arthur L. Johnson High School


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