Hightstown Borough

148 North Main Street Hightstown, NJ 08520
609-490-5100 fax: 609-371-0267
Email: clerk@hightstownborough.com



John and Mary Hight founded the Borough of Hightstown in 1721. Many of the Borough's well-preserved houses have historic connections from the Colonial and Victorian periods. For example, during the Civil War, the Norton House was the temporary residence of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.The Hightstown area has various historic and recreational sites to visit that are great for families and explorers. The Ely House, which serves as the home for the Hightstown Historical Society, has tours available by appointment. The Stockton Street Historic District also has many antique homes from the early eighteenth century and was recently nationally recognized. The Peddie School, a private, coeducational boarding and day school founded in 1864, occupies a beautiful 280-acre campus in the town and has a golf course.

An assortment of downtown shops, restaurants, and convenient strip malls provide numerous choices for shoppers. Housing includes single-family, condominiums, townhouses, senior housing, and apartments.The community has a number of educational and recreational options through the YMCA, children's pre-school programs, four municipal parks and a boat ramp for fishing on Peddie Lake. Annual events include a Memorial Day Parade, Santa Parade, HarvestFest, and a Youth Fishing Derby.


Mayor: Lawrence "Larry" Quattrone

District: 4th Congressional District, 12th Legislative District

Type of Government: Mayor and Council

Population: 5,216

Land Area: 1.2 square miles

Housing Cost Range: Varies for all income levels

Property Tax Rate: 2.943 (2007)

School District: East Windsor Regional School District 609-443-7717

Public Schools: Pre-School, Kindergarten,Elementary, Middle, High School

Private Schools: Peddie School

Public Library: Hightstown Memorial 609-448-1474

Cable: Comcast 609-655-1300

Gas/Electric: PSE&G and JCP&L

Refuse Removal: Municipal 609-490-5115

Water: Hightstown 609-490-5100