Old Bridge Real Estate
Old Bridge is a developing community of over 60,000 persons, covering 38.3 square miles. It has an unparalleled location, situated between the Gateway Region, with its tourism, culture and other urban amenities, and the Shore Region, with its beach and boardwalk and other amusements. Old Bridge has access to major transportation corridors, Routes 9, 18 34, 35 and 516 go directly through the Township and access to the Garden State Parkway is at Exit 120.
In 1684, South Amboy Township was formed. At that time, it covered an area that included Old Bridge. The township eventually separated and was called Madison Township until 1975, when the name was changed to the Township of Old Bridge. Initially, the town was made up of farms and the town grew very slowly.
The Old Bridge Waterfront has considerable commercial and recreational activity ever since the area was first inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians. A combination of the detrimental effects of water pollution, storm damage, beach erosion and a general neglect of this valuable asset led to a deterioration of the bay front area. During the past decade, the Township of Old Bridge initiated efforts to reverse this trend and residents can now unwind and enjoy the township’s summer concert series on the Laurence Harbor Beach.
The Township retains ample farmland and green space, including the beachfront, Cheesequake State Park and 15 municipal parks. Other areas of interest include the PNC Bank Arts Center where famous names give summer concerts, Monmouth Racetrack Park and Sandy Hook Beach. Old Bridge Airport is also located within the Township.
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The Township is served by nearby railroad stations with train service into New York City, Newark and Philadelphia. Bus service in the town is served by the following:
New Jersey Transit, Suburban Transit and Academy, which service the surrounding areas and New York City.
The Old Bridge public school system, with a student population of 10,047, ranks as one of the largest suburban school districts in the State of New Jersey. The educational facilities consist of one high school with two campuses, two middle schools and twelve elementary schools, along with numerous athletic fields for intramural and interscholastic athletics.
The Township has a mixture of single-family homes and townhome and condominium developments and is a very popular place for many young families to live.
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If you are looking to buy a home in Old Bridge or you would like to find out further information, simply fill out this form or call (732) 548-5555 ext 314.