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Overview of Somerville

The charming borough of Somerville is located in the central New Jersey County of Somerset, which is one of the country’s oldest. Somerville is the perfect blend of historic architecture and unique buildings and modern office buildings and remodeled apartment complexes. Main Street still holds much of its character that it has since it was built, and it attracts residents and out-of-towners with its countless dining options, boutique shops and convenient transportation. Somerville apartments for rent put people right in the mix of a vibrant, yet peaceful community. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 12,300 people live in Somerville.

Living in Somerville, NJ

During the colonial times, Somerville was settled by Dutch immigrants who built up the community with a church, courthouse and a tavern shortly after the American Revolution. For much of its early existence, Somerville remained mostly a rural farming community but went through a major boom after a railroad was built in the 1840s, and water power was developed in the 1850s.

Many people living in Somerville apartments enjoy the rich historic architecture that gives the community a unique flair. However people are also attracted to the diverse business and employment opportunities in Somerville. Some of the top employers of Somerset County include AT&T, ABC Limousine, Bloomberg, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Johnson & Johnson.

Somerville Attractions and Special Events

Downtown Somerville boasts a wide variety of family-friendly attractions and lively nightlife to please someone of any age. From free music along Division Street to festive events that promote a tight-knit community, there is always something going on downtown.

Residents can also take in the culture of area cultural attractions like Duke Farms and the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage. Both of these historic spots offer fun and education for the entire family.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Somerville, N.J., search for rental properties at Rent.com®.


Somerville, NJ 08876

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Somerville, NJ 08876

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Somerset, NJ 08873

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North Plainfield, NJ 07060

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