North Brunswick Township G5
The Township of North Brunswick offers a suburban feel with
a mix of families, young professionals and retirees. North
Brunswick takes pride in its diversity, with a Niche.com ranking
of #3 in the most diverse suburbs and #5 in the most diverse
places to live in New Jersey. The Township celebrates its rich
history and diversity each October at its annual Heritage Day
at Community Park off Route 130 South. Main Street North
Brunswick transit village, currently under construction, will
feature a new commuter bus lot and new passenger station for
NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor rail line.
Old Bridge Township L7
Home to 70,000 residents and voted one of the safest cities
in the country to raise a family, the Township of Old Bridge is
located centrally between the Shore and Gateway Regions
of New Jersey. Old Bridge has one of the largest inventories
of municipal open space in the state and is home to many
sporting associations, as well as the John Piccolo Ice Arena.
The Laurence Harbor beachfront features a 3-mile running and
biking path parallel to the Raritan Bay. Visit the website for a full
listing of fun family events throughout the year.
Perth Amboy City L3
Perth Amboy has served as a lively commercial center, center of
government and active port since the colonial era, and, as in the
past, visitors will find much to enjoy in the City by Raritan Bay.
Perth Amboy has a beautiful waterfront, fine parks, a diverse
range of international cuisine, plenty of choices for shopping
and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation on land and
Founded in 1666 and officially incorporated in 1798, Piscataway
is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic
seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United
States. Piscataway is home to a significant portion of Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School and the Busch and Livingston
campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as
well as many notable corporations. Piscataway maintains a
friendly, welcoming atmosphere, making it a wonderful place
to live, work and play.
Plainsboro Township D9
Plainsboro Township has evolved from a rural farming enclave to
a vibrant, diverse community of 23,000 people. Its preservation
of open space earned the township recognition as one of the
top 10 Best Places to Live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly
magazine. Tour Plainsboro Village, the original settlement in the
center of town, with buildings dating from the 18th century. Bike
routes through Plainsboro connect the main shopping districts
and the D&R Canal cycle pathway. The 1,000-acre Plainsboro
Preserve includes a 50-acre lake, large wooded areas and an
environmental education center.
Sayreville Borough K4
Sayreville, on the Raritan River near Raritan Bay, has an area of
16.3 square miles and offers easy access to the Garden State
Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, I-287, and Routes 1, 9 and 35.
The area was an important river port for many decades, named
for James R. Sayre, Jr., a co-owner of a brick company that
flourished here from the early 1800s until 1970. Hometown of
rock icon Jon Bon Jovi, the borough remains well-known as an
industrial town and home to many technology companies and
a growing residential population.
Photo by Jenifer Rutherford
Plainsboro by Jenifer Rutherford