Located less than an hour’s drive from New York City, sits the quaint, charming township of Old Bridge, NJ. The area is filled with a multitude of large, spacious single-family homes and a number of renovated condos and apartments. This historic town was established in 1869 and features homes with towering trees and mature landscaping, not to mention the broad yards that New Jersey has become famous for. Walk the streets of Old Bridge and you will notice strong family neighborhoods, involved senior citizens and a general sense of community among the residents.
With a population of over 65,000 people, Old Bridge continues to grow. In a ten-year period it grew about eight percent with the growth mainly being attributed to Old Bridge’s charm. It was named as a contender for one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine in both 2005 and 2007. Families are flocking to the area; the draw to raise a family in a tight-knit, involved community with plenty of open space for the kids to explore is strong. And parents are able to easily commute into the city for work. But singles and elderly can’t be discounted either. The area features many apartment buildings and condos that require little maintenance and draw in the young and old. The baby boomer generation especially loves Old Bridge for its commitment to senior activities and games.
Old Bridge, New Jersey offers residents a wealth of options to keep entertained. In addition to the many dining and shopping options, there are unique attractions only available in Old Bridge. These include the infamous Cottrell Homestead, which was built in 1831 and still stands today as an apple distillery, as well as one of the oldest state parks in the country, Cheesequake State Park. The park officially opened in June 1940 and New Jersey residents and tourists still flock to the area for sunbathing, picnics and concerts. If the state park is too crowded, residents might frequent the many streams and rivers that run through Old Bridge Township. The Raritan Bay, South River, Matchaponix Brook and Tennets Brook are all beautiful options for a quiet afternoon spent on the banks of the water. If you’re ready to make the move to a beautiful area with strong community ties, look no further than Old Bridge. Browse our large selection of the many homes and condos for sale to find one that meets all your needs.