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Fanwood is located in Union County, New Jersey. Fanwood has over 7,000 residents as of the 2000 United States Census.

Fanwood was incorporated as a borough in October of 1895, from portions of Fanwood Township (now known as Scotch Plains). Fanwood is surrounded by Scotch Plains in all directions other than in the Southwest which it shares its borders with Plainfield.


Students in Fanwood attend the schools of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District, which has students in Grades PreK-12. The district has five elementary schools (PreK-Grade 4), two middle schools (Grades 5-8), and one comprehensive high school (Grades 9-12).

Elementary Schools

  • Howard B. Brunner Elementary School
  • J. Ackerman Coles School
  • Evergreen Schoo
  • William J. McGinn School
  • School One

Middle Schools

  • Park Middle School
  • Terrill Middle School

High School

  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School


Fanwood has rail service to Penn Station in Newark and onward to the Hoboken Terminal or Penn Station in Manhattan.

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 25 miles away from Fanwood.