Hillsborough Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. Originally created in 1771, Hillsborough was incorporated as one of New Jersey's original 104 townships in 1798.
Hillsborough is a collection of small villages, each of which has left its own imprint on the Township's history. It includes the unincorporated communities of Belle Mead, Blackwells Mills, Flagton, South Branch and Neshanic.
The Hillsborough Township School District serves students in grades K - 12th. Hillsborough residents enjoy many parks that offer multiple recreational programs, as well as easy access to The 4,000 acre Sourland Mountain Preserve (administered by the Somerset County Park Commission).
Hillsborough was named the 16th Best Place to live in America by Money Magazine (2013). And The security organization Safewise ranked Hillsborough the #19 among the 50 safest cities in New Jersey (2014). Such rankings contribute in Real Estate in Hillsborough becoming more desirable for residential purposes.