Watchung is a small borough smack dab in the center of New Jersey. Its about 45 minutes from Pennsylvania, the beach, and NYC, which makes it the ideal commuting town. Watchung itself tends to be on the mundane side of things, but it's more than a perfect town to grow up in or raise a family because children are forced to explore the town's boundaries. Watchung has become more affluent in the recent years and has seen significant changes both environmentally (destruction of old Best lake) and socially (absorbing of the Crystal Ridge Apartments in Plainfield into the school system). Most will say that Watchung is home to many upper-class yuppie like people, however, many fail to see Watchung's true faces.
If you talk to those who've grown up in Watchung, they will tell you that there's not much in to do in the town besides running through the wooded areas (which are mostly gargantuan houses now), attending REC in the summer (a less than average day camp run by teens at Mobus field), or sneaking out at the wee hours of the night to roam the barren streets.
Riding your bicycle is a popular form of transportation for people of all ages due to the town's small proximity. Phillip's field is home to the town's baseball fields and sees much activity during the Spring little league season.
The people of Watchung pretty much all know eachother, again due to the town's small proximity. It is the smallest sending district that attends Watchung Hills Regional High School, a high school that is made up of 4 towns (Warren, Watchung, Green Brook, and Long Hill). Since Watchung sends the least amount of kids to the high school, most are likely to make friends and associate with children of the surrounding towns. This makes Watchung immune to stereotyping for the most part which is really the best way to describe Watchung due to the fact that it really holds no negative or positive attributes. It is however the best town to throw a party in because even though the Watchung P.D. drives scary looking Dodge Chargers, they do a poor job in breaking up even the largest of get-togethers, and are more understanding than most of the cops in the surrounding towns. (Long Hill)
"Hey man is that kid from Warren?"
"Na yo, he's from Watchung."
"Really? Shit I thought he was from Warren like everyone else."
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