Matawan, loocated in Monmouth County, has been inhabited for over 310 years, making it one of the oldest establishments in the state of New Jersey. Known for its access to the Atlantic Ocean and two lakes named Lake Lefferts and Lake Matawan, Matawan is praised for low crime rate, and in 2007, Businessweek Magazine ranked the town twelfth in the United States for a list of best places in the United States to raise kids.
A Native American Indian tribe named Lenape were the original inhabitants in Matawan before Dutch settlers began populating the community. Later, Scottish-Irish settlers gave it a new name called New Aberdeen. The town was formally settled in 1895.
Today, the population surpasses 8,500 residents, and people living here have an abundance of recreational activities to choose from. Many people like to visit the two lakes and Raritan Bay. Others travel the few extra miles to get to the Atlantic Ocean. Sandy Hook Beach is just over ten miles away for those who want to spend some time sunbathing and swimming while the kids are building sandcastles. Cheesequake State Park and Old Bridge are the two places to swim and boat in Raritan Bay. The Buttonwood Manor is another interesting place to visit with the family.
More exciting family destinations include iPlay America, Party and Play USA, the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, Classic Boat Rides and Atlantic Highlands. The destinations offer amusement park rides, boat cruises and bumper cars. Michaels at Buttonwood, MJ's and Maloney's offer tasty treats when you are ready to sit down and relax for a few minutes.
If you are going to rent an apartment in the neighborhood, you will be pleased to find that walking is the most preferred method of travel in the area. Boats, automobiles, scooters, motorcycles and bicycles are also common methods to move around. The New Jersey Transit runs public bus routes while Garden State Parkway is the best way to get around the city. You can also grab a direct line to New York City at the Matawan-Aberdeen Station and the NJ Transit Co.
As a student looking to rent a downtown apartment, Brookdale Community College, Middlesex County College, Rutgers University and Monmouth University offer you several options for a college degree. Wagner College and Union County College are also excellent choices.
When living in a Matawan neighborhood, you'll have access to excellent employment in the computer, sales and operation fields. Management is another top field for those that rent in Matawan. If you live in this neighborhood, you can find employers like Enterprise Iron Financial Solutions, Chase, Broadcom, iCIMS, Marriot and JP Morgan Chase. Eqm, Oracle and Care.com are also prime employers in the area. Others go further into the major cities like New York and Manhattan for jobs.