Government - Metuchen, NJ
Located in the heart of central New Jersey, Metuchen captures the spirit of “small town USA.” Metuchen’s residents often walk or jog down its many tree-lined streets, shop and dine on vibrant Main Street, and frequent the many playgrounds and parks including the Middlesex Greenway, the Dismal Swamp, Kentnor Park, Thomas Pond, and Oakland Park. Area residents gather downtown for annual events like parades, the arts & crafts festival and the “country” fair. Metuchenites often get to know their local merchants and enjoy the personalized service they find missing at large chain stores in the nearby shopping malls.
Aside from its “neighborly” small-town friendliness, Metuchen’s age differentiates it from its more modern suburban neighboring towns. From the Victorian era horse watering trough on Middlesex Avenue to its many charming restored historic homes, Metuchen retains a historic character and timeless stability.
Also known as “The Brainy Borough” because of the many professionals, artists, educators and literary figures who lived here, Metuchen developed primarily due to its location and access to key transportation routes. From Metuchen it is easy to commute to New York City by train or bus, or to Newark, Trenton, or nearby Rutgers University in New Brunswick.