From its genesis as a planned neighborhood in the 1800s, North Plainfield has evolved into a pleasing residential community with considerable commercial activity. Victorian mansions still grace the tree-lined streets of the Washington Park Historic District. Just 23 miles from Manhattan, this small-town setting is convenient to Routes 22, 78, and 287. Green Acres parkland, sports and playground facilities, the 4H center, Vermeule Arts Center, and a senior center are highlights of this proud community. The central business district is utilizing a Main Street New Jersey grant to foster economic growth, while Route 22 offers a commercial corridor. Housing options include fine older single-family homes and newer construction.