Located along the New Jersey Turnpike just outside of New York City's Staten Island, the township of East Brunswick, N.J., is one of the best places in the Garden State to call home. Many New Jersey residents are finding their way into East Brunswick apartments for rent due to the township's dynamic residential growth, excellent educational opportunities, premier shopping centers and quality medical services. Many of the homes here are single family residences, making this an area full of families. According to City-Data, more than 65 percent of residents here are married, they enjoy a very low unemployment rate and most are well-educated. The median household income went up almost $25,000 per year in East Brunswick from 2000 to 2010, showing the economic growth of the community.
East Brunswick was settled in the 17th century by Scotch, English, Dutch and German immigrants. Unlike some other settlements in the United States during the time, the original incomers here made deals with the Native Americans, making the spread of population here one without bloodshed. Because of the abundance of raw materials in the area during the 19th century, East Brunswick saw a boom in growth and its economy, and began shipping many goods along trade routes to New York City and Philadelphia. Today, East Brunswick is committed to preserving its history through its Main Street Historic District. According to the township's official website, the area is home to more than 40,000 residents, making it an ideal small town outside of the country's largest metropolis.
One of the biggest attractions in the area is Playhouse 22, a community theater located in the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center. This venue shows classic and new productions, and has been a mainstay in this community for more than 50 years, showing the commitment to culture and the arts in New Brunswick.
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