East Rutherford is a borough situated in Bergen County. It is considered an inner-ring suburb of famous New York City and is just 7 miles west of Midtown Manhattan, making it a convenient option for apartment renters due to the easy commute. It is especially known as being the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, home to the Ticket-City Legends Classics and Fordham Rams basketball teams. The MetLife Stadium also hosts the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets. The city is the smallest one in history to have been the host to five professional sports teams simultaneously.
New Jersey Legislature was enacted in 1889 that designated a portion of Union Township to become incorporated under the name "Boiling Springs Township," The name was derived from a spring that ran through neighborhoods within the community. In 1894, that name was dissolved, and the Borough of East Rutherford took its place. It was the second of 26 boroughs that were formed in 1894.
With an estimated population of nearly 9,000, the borough is also the future site of the American Dream Meadowlands project, an enormous entertainment complex that will be the second largest shopping center in the state once completed. Tourists and locals alike love to visit the American Folk Art Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Battery Park and the Central Park Zoo. Local attractions are sure to be appealing, regardless of whether you're a nature lover or prefer to experience entertainment in an indoor setting. Brooklyn Bridge is only a short commute away, making it easy to explore all that New York City has to offer as well.
While it is easy to navigate around the city, many apartment renters choose to utilize public transportation for an easier commute to New York City. There are a variety of options available, including train service from Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and air train options. Busses and taxis are also a popular choice for individuals who want the convenience of being able to rent in a smaller town and not have to fight the busy NYC traffic. For further destinations, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are easily accessible by commute.
If you're in search of finding an apartment to rent that is close to a higher education institution, several community colleges are available in surrounding neighborhoods, including Felician College, Bergen Community College and Bloomfield College. Many people who rent in this area prefer to commute to a university. Some of the most popular choices are New York University, Columbia University, Julliard School, Hunter College and Fordham University. The convenience of being so close to a major city draws many apartment renters to East Rutherford to focus on their education while saving money in monthly rent by living in a smaller neighborhood.
The top industries in the area are the professional, scientific, and technical services, manufacturing, finance and insurance, construction and transportation and warehousing. Some of the most prominent employers are Management Dynamics, East Rutherford Operations Center, Guardian Life of America, The Judge Group, Hudson Group and Global Strategy Group.