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Franklin Township

About Franklin Township

Located in Somerset, New Jersey, Franklin Township is a fast-growing and diverse suburb with a population of about 62,300 located about midway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.  It’s historically known as being a tight-knit community and was ranked #5 on Money Magazine’s list of Top 100 Places to Live in America. 

Originally a farming community, the majority of the land in Franklin Township is devoted to agriculture, whereas only 25% of the town is residential. Franklin Township is mostly covered in trees and forests, with many lakes and streams that connect to the Maurice River. 

History of Franklin Township

The origins of the city’s name have been a bit unclear in history. For a while, it was unknown if the community was named after the founding father Ben Franklin, or Ben Franklin’s illegitimate son and last Royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin. It wasn’t until the year 2000 when the township Council confirmed that the community was indeed named for Ben Franklin. 

Franklin Township was very much part of the Revolutionary War’s history as many raiding parties took place along Route 27, an NJ state highway that runs through the town. Similarly, the neighborhood was a huge part of the Civil War as well, as a 22-mile canal ran through the town, providing a route of travel from New York to Philadelphia. This canal allowed for hundreds of thousands of freight to be transported, providing a great economic boom for the area.

Public Education 

According to, Franklin Township is ranked in the top 10 best school districts in Somerset County. Their school district is ranked above average, having a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. Franklin Township is also known for having one of the most diverse school districts in all of New Jersey. 

There are 10 public schools and approximately 7,200 students in Franklin Township. The breakdown of schools includes seven preschools/elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. 

Things to Do in Franklin Township

Although being a smaller city, Franklin Township nonetheless still provides plenty of unique and diverse options for fun. For example, with 75% of its land being dedicated to farming, Franklin Township is known for offering its local residents and visitors plenty of recreational activities to enjoy. Please see our list below of top things to do in Franklin Township, NJ:

  1. Franklin Mineral Museum
  2. Colonial Park
  3. Snyder’s Park
  4. Perlé
  5. Spooky Brook Pond
  6. Museum at Buccleuch Mansion
  7. Sourland Mountain Preserve Trail 
  8. Rutgers Zimmerli Art Museum
  9. Brook Arts Center
  10. Alfa Art Gallery

Medical Spa in Franklin Township

Our state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery practice and laser center located in Princeton is dedicated to providing the safest, most effective surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures available. Led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and Princeton native Eugenie Brunner, MD, FACS, our friendly and knowledgeable medical team creates natural-looking results that optimize the inherent beauty of every patient. 

Treatments Offered

  • Facelift 
  • Necklift 
  • Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers

Schedule a Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon in Franklin Township

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