Belle Mead Real Estate
Located along the northern edge of the rapidly growing Montgomery Township in north-central New Jersey, the hamlet of Belle Mead combines modern conveniences with the same rural charm that has characterized this area for centuries. From the early 1700s when Dutch, German and English families first settled here, Belle Mead and the surrounding communities have grown to hold some of the state’s most popular residential real estate.
This primarily residential area is known for its numerous open spaces, parks and walking trails, making it a haven for outdoor recreation. Just west of Belle Mead lies Sourland Mountain Preserve, a 4000-acre nature reserve that provides ample space for hiking, biking, birding, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Additionally, many historic structures continue to dot this area, some dating back hundreds of years, providing a boon for history lovers.
Real Estate Information
Belle Mead and vicinity boast some of New Jersey’s most popular real estate, including many well-kept established homes (nearly 40 percent of homes were built prior to 1940). The median home value in Belle Mead is currently around $550,000, but actual home prices are diverse enough to accommodate a variety of budgets, ranging between the high $100s for a condo to over $1.5 Million for a large rural home. The median household income in Belle Mead is about $106,000 per year.
Belle Mead is served by the Montgomery Township School District, a popular school district testing well above the state average. The district’s five schools accommodate students by grade level rather than location. The breakdown is as follows:
- Orchard Hill Elementary School (grades K-2)
- Village Elementary School (grades 3-4)
- Montgomery Lower Middle School (grades 5-6)
- Montgomery Upper Middle School (grades 7-8)
- Montgomery High School (grades 9-12)
Several private schools are also in close proximity to Belle Mead, including: