Flemington, NJ – August 26, 2022 – Travel + Leisure, an internationally recognized resource for travel information and inspiration, has named Flemington, NJ as one of the Best Small Towns in New Jersey.
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Travel + Leisure listed Flemington among its 12 Best New Jersey Small Towns, touting its historical sites and fascinating attractions like the Flemington Castle Museum, dating back to 1756. Downtown Flemington’s unique dining and shopping options are also highlighted, and travelers are encouraged to find out more about special seasonal events in Flemington like car shows, ghost walks and parades by visiting their online events calendar. Click here to read the story.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a top New Jersey small town. Flemington’s historic sites, beautiful architecture, exciting farm to table eateries, high-energy events and eclectic shops make our small town a destination,” explained Robin Lapidus, Executive Director of the Flemington Community Partnership (FCP)/BID. “We invite everyone to visit our beautiful and historic Main Street and to support our businesses during construction of the Courthouse Square project this fall by joining us for the many seasonal events we have planned, dining in one of our fabulous restaurants or participating in the many workshops offered at our newest cultural attraction, Flemington DIY.”
The Travel + Leisure accolade comes at the same time that Flemington, NJ is being considered for 2023 Destination of the Year by Jersey’s Best, a lifestyle and entertainment brand committed to showcasing everything that makes the Garden State great.
The recent grand reopening of Flemington DIY (Do It Yourself) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an inclusive art space that engages the community with the burgeoning local arts scene, inspires social change, and invigorates the economic development of Flemington – is an example of how a recent $100,000 NJEDA Opportunity Zone Challenge Grant helped the community build consensus on future planning and desired improvements.
“In addition, we are thrilled that grant awards from the Neighborhood Preservation Project/NJ Department of Community Affairs of $125,000 every year for five years, will allow us to focus on visible and tangible public art and other improvements to build a diverse, economically strong and sustainable Arts and Cultural District in the South End of Flemington,” Lapidus added.
“The message is pretty clear,” said Mayor Betsy Driver. “Flemington is a progressive and growing town that embraces innovative business and investment.”
Historic Flemington is Hunterdon County, NJ’s beautiful county seat. We invite you to stroll our tree-lined streets and admire our charming buildings – 65% of our borough is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Flemington has always been a fascinating crossroads for shopping, agriculture, and the arts. It has grown in recent years as a regional destination for more than 400 businesses, including 50 restaurants, boutiques, country stores, national outlets, bookstores, and art galleries. Flemington boasts several antique stores on Main Street and others nestled in unique spaces on side streets waiting to be discovered. Flemington is a boutique shoppers’ dream with great finds at small-town prices and friendly business owners.
Fun in Flemington is measured by almost weekly special events. Flemington’s convenient free parking lots and long picturesque streets make it a favorite destination for seasonal festivals.