Overview of Keyport
The borough of Keyport is located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately five miles northwest of Middletown and 21 miles south of Newark. The community sits in Monmouth County. Keyport apartments for rent are excellent ways to join the population of more than 7,240 people living across 1.41 square miles.
The borough sits on the shores of Keyport Harbor of Raritan Bay, which separates the states of New York and New Jersey and leads out to the Atlantic Ocean. The town is lined by major road, Route 444, which leads north to Interstates 95 and 87. Newark Liberty International Airport is less than 28 miles away, putting the world within reach to all residents.
Living in Keyport, NJ
Keyport's history stretches back to 1714 when the Kearny family settled in the area. In 1830, the Kearny family plantation was divided up and auctioned off. From that day forward, until about 1900, the area evolved into a major shipping center.
Keyport's prime position on the Raritan Bay provide residents with stunning shoreline scenery. Census data revealed that the median family income for those living in Keyport is at $66,031. In addition, the area is known for its high air quality, low crime rate and high percentage of population that walk or bike to work.
Keyport Attractions and Special Events
Residents living in Keyport rentals have many attractions to enjoy, including more than 4,000 restaurants located within 15 miles. The area is home to hundreds of bars and roughly 26 museums within 30 miles. Two particularly popular museums are the Steamboat Dock Museum and the Keyport Fire Museum, which both feature memorabilia and artifacts for residents and visitors to discover.
The Empire Fulton Ferry can be found at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, which encompasses more than nine acres of waterfront park space. Another prime spot for outdoor recreation is the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, where people go to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, biking and horseback riding.
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