The borough of South River is located in northeastern New Jersey, approximately two miles northwest of Old Bridge and 22 miles southwest of Newark. The borough is in Middlesex County and is considered part of the Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon metropolitan area. South River apartments for rent are excellent options for joining the growing population of more than 16,000 people living across 2.81 square miles of land.
Residents of South River have easy access to major roads, including Route 18 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Newark Liberty International Airport is just over a half-hour away by car, providing residents with easy means to travel the world. The Washington Canal feeds the Raritan River into the borough, allowing convenient access to both the Hudson Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The area in which South River sits today was originally established in February 1870 as part of the East Brunswick Township. The name South River was adopted later that year, and it became an independent borough in February 1898.
South River is a relatively affluent and family-friendly community. Nearly 23 percent of its population is younger than 18, and the cost of living in the area was assigned a value of 122.9 points in March 2012, which is nearly 23 percent more than the national average. Residents had an estimated median household income of $62,284 from 2006 to 2010.
People living in South River rentals have numerous attractions at their doorsteps, including a vast park system. Some of the popular area parks include Causeway, Edward A. Grekoski and Varga parks. The South River Recreation Department additionally offers numerous programs and activities for children and adults.
Special events that the department puts on annually for residents include the Spring Egg Hunt, Fourth of July fireworks, Fishing Derby, Halloween parade, Frost on the Pumpkin 10k Race and the holiday tree lighting ceremony.
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