Offering a comfortable suburban lifestyle with easy access to New York City and other key destinations, Livingston Township offers a wide variety of housing choices and a highly rated public school system. The recreational amenities include community swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and athletic programs for all ages. Transportation efficiencies are guaranteed by close proximity to Interstates 80 and 280, the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Route 24. From its industrial roots as a manufacturing center for brooms and hats, Livingston has evolved into a well-balanced residential community. Abundant office space and a number of large commercial areas have further encouraged economic growth. Two of the area’s attractions appeal to visitors as well as to residents. Livingston Mall is a regional shopping center and the Thomas Force Homestead serves as a public museum.