Highland Park is a residential community approximately 2 square miles in size and centrally located in Middlesex County between New Brunswick and Edison Township along the Raritan River.
Highland Park's industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries has included such businesses as Johnson & Johnson, The John Waldron Machine Company, and the Janeway & Carpenter Wall-paper factory. Our commercial zones along both Raritan and Woodbridge Avenues have been filled with many small family businesses, some which have lasted for generations.
Throughout the 20th century, Highland Park's religious institutions, educational facilities, and municipal governance have kept pace with the growth of the town. The trends of local autonomy and control that shaped Highland Park in the past continue to this day.