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Population: 8,194
Size: 2.161 miles
Distance from NYC: 43 min 19.8 miles

Kenilworth was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 13, 1907, from portions of Cranford and Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held on June 18, 1907. In the late 1890s, the New Orange Industrial Association purchased land in Cranford and Union that was subdivided into building lots. The firm brought in several large industries and lured Upsala College from Brooklyn with an offer of cash and free land for its campus.

NJ Transit provides bus service between Kenilworth and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City and to New Jersey points, including the city of Elizabeth and nearby Union County College in Cranford. Local service is available on the 58 route, which is a direct descendant of Kenilworth’s trolley route in the early 20th century. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 9 miles (14 km) from Kenilworth.


  • Harding Elementary School (PreK-6)
  • David Brearley Middle School (7-8)
  • David Brearley High School (9-12)


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