Located between Princeton and Montgomery, the small borough of Rocky Hill offers easy access to larger metropolitan areas like Philadelphia and New York while maintaining the same small-town flavor that has characterized it for centuries. First settled in the early 1700s and incorporated in 1889, Rocky Hill is a town rich in history with delightful rural surroundings, and over a third of its land is dedicated to open space.
Primarily a rural community, Rocky Hill is known for its numerous parks and walking trails, including the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail that passes just east of town. History buffs will appreciate the town’s Historic Preservation District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the architecture of Princeton University in nearby Princeton. Additional shopping and dining can be found in nearby towns like Montgomery and Princeton.
Rocky Hill currently has no public school district, so students attend schools in the nearby Montgomery Township School District. Rated “best bang for the buck” by NJ Monthly, the District has also been awarded several national awards of excellence. Public schools in Montgomery Township are divided by grade rather than location, as follows: Orchard Hill Elementary (K-2); Village Elementary (3-4); Montgomery Lower Middle School (5-6); Montgomery Upper Middle School (7-8); Montgomery High School (9-12).
Rocky Hill is proud of its National Historic Places designation, which offers certain tax incentives and protects the area from urban development. As such, many of the homes in Rocky Hill are older, well-preserved historic dwellings. Average home sale price in Rocky Hill is around $500,000*, but actual sale prices range between the high $100s for small dwellings to the mid-$600s for larger homes. The median family income in Rocky Hill is approximately $90,000 per year.