The small borough of South Plainfield is located in Middlesex County, N.J. Situated in the center of the state, South Plainfield offers its residents easy access to a high-quality education system, numerous healthcare options and various recreational options. Middlesex is also a major transportation corridor of New Jersey, making it an ideal spot for economic development. Highways within the county include the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 287, U.S. Routes 1,9 and 130, and State Routes 18,27,34,35 and 440. Residents in South Plainfield apartments for rent and homes can virtually travel the entire East Coast easily. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 23,500 people live in South Plainfield.
The area known today as South Plainfield was occupied by the British during the Revolutionary War, and the most activity took place here during the spring and summer of 1777. By the 1920s, South Plainfield was officially incorporated, and although development was slightly halted during the Great Depression, the community quickly turned into a thriving suburb post-World War II.
People living in South Plainfield apartments and homes have plenty of job opportunities throughout the county. Some of the top employers include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Novo Nordisk, Wakefern Food Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb and Silverline Building Products. South Plainfield is a great place for students as well. The Forrestal Campus of Princeton University, Strayer University, DeVry University and the Keller Graduate School of Management are all located nearby.
The abundance of parks in Middlesex County allows residents to enjoy the outdoors virtually all year round. Throughout the county, there are 21 parks spanning 6,625 acres, 7,000 acres of open space and 5,000 acres of preserved farmland.
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