A Message from the Honorable Mayor Dahlia O. Vertreese,
Welcome to the Township of Hillside website. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this great community nestled just 12 miles away from New York City. Hillside’s proximity to Newark International Airport, Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark, and a number of major roadways (Garden State Parkway, Routes 1, 22, and 78) make it an ideal location for residential, employment, and business opportunities.
Incorporated in 1913, Hillside has a long history of servicing a strong diverse population of residents. Hillside takes tremendous pride in our ability to maintain a quiet setting, an important characteristic of a suburban community, while conveniently located next to major urban municipalities. Thereby making it a wonderful place to live and work.
As we embark upon the daily journey to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play here, we eagerly welcome and look forward to your participation and feedback. “Many People/ One Hillside!!”
Dahlia O. Vertreese
Hillside has been the home of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lionel Trains were manufactured from 1929 to 1974 at a factory located in Hillside that employed as many as 2000 employees.
Hillside Quick Fact
Hillside was incorporated as a township on April 3, 1913, from portions of Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 29, 1913. The township was named for the surrounding hills.
Township Mission Statement
The Township of Hillside, in partnership and communication with the townspeople, nonprofits, businesses, and schools is dedicated to:
Providing a safe, healthy, welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live
Promoting economic vitality and strategically positioning Hillside for the future
Supporting planned growth and influencing decisions that impact the town
Building an inclusive informed town with opportunities for all
Meeting service demands through high quality customer service, innovation, a positive work environment, and a commitment to excellence
Public Information & Quick Links
For General Assistance
Drop us a line anytime at (973) 926-3002