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Overview of Perth Amboy

The city of Perth Amboy is located in northeast New Jersey, roughly three miles south of Woodbridge and approximately 16 miles south of Newark. The city is situated in Middlesex County and is considered part of the Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon metropolitan area. Perth Amboy apartments for rent offer an excellent way to join the more than 51,000 people living across 4.7 square miles of land.

Perth Amboy is a particularly family friendly city, with more than 27 percent of its population younger than 18. The city offers easy transportation to New York's Staten Island via the Outerbridge Crossing, and John F. Kennedy International Airport is roughly an hour's drive away.

Living in Perth Amboy, NJ

Perth Amboy has a rich history that dates back to December 8, 1651, when the Lenni Lenape Native Americans transferred land that sits at the mouth of the Raritan River to Augustine Herman. Perth Amboy is one of the only cities in the country to have been incorporated twice, receiving its first charter in 1718 and its second after the American Revolution in 1784. 

Residents enjoy life in a waterfront city, and Perth Amboy underwent a transformation of its waterfront walkway along Sadowski Parkway in 2000. Nearly one-third of the city's land was redeveloped along the waterfront, beaches were restored and brownfields were cleaned up. The redevelopment also saw significant construction of housing, a community center, an open-air market and many new retail and service facilities.

Perth Amboy Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Perth Amboy apartments and visitors can enjoy a visit to numerous historical buildings, scenic landscapes and recreation facilities. Families can enjoy time together picnicking, and the Perth Amboy Recreation Department offers numerous facilities for children's sports, such as tennis courts, pool tables and basketball courts.

Another popular area attraction is the Raritan Yacht Club, which is one of the oldest clubs in the nation and has been positioned on Perth Amboy's shores since 1865. Visitors can find a historic clubhouse, large yard, mooring field and a busy launch service. While the club was founded with the intent to provide residents with a safe place to enjoy boating, there are numerous events sponsored here throughout the year that continue this spirit of safe fun for all.

To find a Perth Amboy apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

From $1158

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Perth Amboy, NJ (Downtown, Perth Amboy)

(3)

From $1158

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

$1259 - $1694

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Perth Amboy, NJ (Perth Amboy, The Waterfront)

(2)

$1259 - $1694

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

$935 - $1610

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Perth Amboy, NJ (Perth Amboy, The Waterfront)


$935 - $1610

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

From $1540

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Perth Amboy, NJ (Perth Amboy, Southwestern Perth Amboy)

(2)

From $1540

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

From $1600

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Perth Amboy, NJ (Harbortown, Perth Amboy)


From $1600

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

Fords, NJ 08863

$1475 - $1975

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Avenel, NJ 07001

From $1845

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4

Metuchen, NJ 08840

$1990 - $3540

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Linden, NJ 07036

$1525 - $2030

Loft-2 Beds1 Bath

Linden, NJ (Linden)

(32)

$1525 - $2030

Loft-2 Beds1 Bath
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

$1800 - $3220

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ


$1800 - $3220

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

From $1950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ

(2)

From $1950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

From $1500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Brunswick, NJ


From $1500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Old Bridge, NJ 08859

$1130 - $1670

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Edison, NJ 08837

$1475 - $1975

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Edison, NJ (Menlo Park - Valentine)


$1475 - $1975

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Woodbridge, NJ 07095

$1345 - $1935

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Woodbridge, NJ (Iselin)

(3)

$1345 - $1935

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cliffwood, NJ 07721

$1150 - $1900

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cliffwood, NJ

(2)

$1150 - $1900

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Matawan, NJ 07747

$1375 - $1725

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Carteret, NJ 07008

From $1575

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Carteret, NJ (Carteret)


From $1575

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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2

Matawan, NJ 07747

$1375 - $1699

1-2 Beds1 Bath

6

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

$1250 - $1579

1-2 Beds1 Bath