Located in Middlesex County, the Borough of Carteret has a total land area of just under 5 square miles and is bordered on its north side by the Rahway River. This unique little riverside town was established in the early 1900s and has plenty of historical charm and boasts itself as “the center of it all”.
With all the convenience of a suburb, Carteret is the perfect location for professionals and families alike. Easy access to the city while remaining a quiet, relaxing little town makes it a sought-after New Jersey neighborhood.
If schools are a priority for your search, Carteret certainly fits the bill with top-rated schools and high-ranking academic programs. The Carteret School District runs from Kindergarten to 12th Grade and has a total student population of just under 4,000. The district prides itself on focusing on the individual needs of each student while providing a richly diverse environment of different learning opportunities.
Besides great schools, the town has plenty more for its residents. With ten large parks in the borough, all offering sports fields and courts, ponds, walking paths, rock climbing, fishing, there’s always plenty to do. There are also dozens of largely equipped playgrounds for kids of all ages scattered throughout the town. Located on the Arthur Kill River, the Waterside Marina is a lovely little spot to rent a boat and spend the day on the water.
Besides water and nature, there’s plenty of other things to keep you busy in Carteret. Whether it’s shopping or dining you’re after, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained. Although you may find some chain establishments and quick dining options, it’s the town’s unique family-owned cafes and restaurants that take the spotlight. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a gourmet experience, there’s always something for everyone.
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