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Overview of Old Bridge

Old Bridge, NJ, is a township in Middlesex County. It is about 24 miles southwest of Newark and is conveniently stationed along the Old Bridge waterfront, which provides local businesses and residents with various opportunities.

The U.S. Census Bureau classifies Old Bridge as a Census-designated place, and in 2010, the township had a population of 23,753 residents. In the past, people who have lived in some of the Old Bridge apartments for rent boasted higher-than-average median household incomes. Between 2006 and 2010, the median household income for Old Bridge residents was $91,911, while the state's median household income was $69,811 in the same time frame. 

Living in Old Bridge, NJ

Old Bridge encompasses 7.10 square miles of land and has about 3,346 residents per square mile. The Lenni Lenape Indians were the first known people to live in the area, and the Cheesequake Creek helped the region grow. Inns and taverns began to spring up across the area, and transportation opportunities helped bring more people to the region. Old Bridge was once part of the Madison Township, but was renamed the Township of Old Bridge in 1975.

When people first come to Old Bridge, many notice that the area is filled with educational opportunities. In 2010, 91 percent of Old Bridge's residents 25 years of age and older were high school graduates. Additionally, nearly 34 percent of the township's citizens 25 years of age and older had bachelor's degrees during the same time frame.

Old Bridge Work and Study

The Old Bridge Township Public Schools district includes 12 elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. This district serves students throughout the township and had an enrollment of 7,988 pupils in October 2011.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is considered by many to be one of the top schools in the area. The university is about 14 miles north of Old Bridge and offers a wide selection of graduate and undergraduate programs to students. Popular majors at this university include business, engineering, environmental studies, nursing and pharmacy.

The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark is a further education institution that was founded in 1970. This school includes 185 acres and 64 buildings, and had a student enrollment of 3,226 at its Newark campus in 2011.

Rentals in Old Bridge, NJ and Cost of Living

While many Old Bridge households have higher-than-average median incomes, people typically pay more to live in this township. City-Data.com reports that the cost of living in Old Bridge was higher here than in many other areas of the country, as of March 2012. Many rentals in Old Bridge are available between $900 and $1,400 per month.

Old Bridge Attractions and Special Events

Old Bridge gives residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The township features various parks, open space tracts and public buildings, and is home to more than 300 acres of developed parkland. Community members can also take part in a mix of programs offered by the township's Department of Parks and Recreation.

Those who are looking to learn about the area's history can visit the Thomas Warne Museum & Library in Matawan. The facility is located about three miles northeast of Old Bridge and features artifacts and research created by the Madison Township Historical Society. Check out this museum and library to get a better understanding about what life was like in the Garden State during the 1800s.

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