Metuchen Real Estate
Metuchen is “small town America” covering an area of 2.9 miles. The Borough of Metuchen is located 25 miles southwest of Manhattan and 2 miles west of where the New Jersey Turnpike intersects the Garden State Parkway. Its southern boundary is defined by Interstate 287 where that interstate changes into Route 440 and continues eastward into Staten Island.
Metuchen was actually part of Woodbridge Township until 1870. Settlers in the western portion of the township felt far removed from Woodbridge, so they developed a separate identity, calling their area of town ‘Metuchen district.’ In 1870, Metuchen became a village in the newly incorporated township of Edison, then known as Raritan Township. Metuchen emerged as the township’s commercial and cultural center and acquired substantial political control. It then decided to break away and become incorporated as a separate municipality in 1900. It is completely surrounded by Edison township.
Small-town charm is what makes Metuchen such a popular place to live, run a business or shop. The largely affluent residents reside in older stately homes, cottages and town homes. Metuchen has a quaint feeling and many older houses on quiet, leafy streets. There’s a bustling Main Street lined with park benches, floral displays, Victorian-style street lamps and an eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee bars and specialty shops.
Many families have lived in Metuchen for generations, but it also attracts the young professionals working in Manhattan. Metuchen is one of the area’s few true walking communities and many people walk to the local train station which has a direct line into Manhattan, the journey takes about 40 minutes. The train also stops at Newark Airport.
Tommy’s Pond is a scenic and popular recreation area tucked in the middle of a residentialneighborhood. The pond has continued to draw local residents looking for a quiet place to relax for the last 100 years. Recreation is also provided by the Metuchen YMCA, Metuchen Municipal Pool, Oakland Park and the Forum Theatre.
There are four public schools plus a couple of private schools. The education system is good and Metuchen prides itself on being known as the “Brainy Boro”. New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s biennial listing of the State’s top 75 high schools, recently ranked Metuchen as number 56.
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