Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, located in the southern part of Middlesex County, is a great place to live. The New York Times once called it “fast growing, but with a rural ambiance”. It was also named one of the best places to live in the US by Money magazine in both 2005 and 2007. Much of its 42 square miles remains as beautiful countryside, but the residential areas are anything but boring. Old Bridge real estate is continuously sought after for its modest style with abundant perks.
Old Bridge History
Old Bridge is rich in original settler history. It was once part of South Amboy Township which was incorporated in 1684. One of the original settler couples, The Browns, acquired 1,000 acres from a British land grant in 1737. That area is still known as Browntown. Old Bridge split from South Amboy in 1869 so that they could improve their schools and roads on their own accord.
Old Bridge Real Estate
Over the last decade or so, the amount of family homes in Old Bridge has almost doubled. It has quickly become a coveted area for families, especially ones with small children. SafeWise recently named Old Bridge Township the sixth safest US city to raise a child in. For that reason, among many others, homes sell quickly. There is quite a variety of available housing styles, from ranch to carpenter, as well as luxury condos and townhouses. A family of any size can surely find something to fit their needs and budget with the vast Old Bridge real estate options.
Old Bridge Schools
Old Bridge Township’s public-school system is one of the largest suburban districts in the state of New Jersey. Its reputation is prestigious, with students continuously performing above average on state tests and charts. Of historical note, Michael Gutman’s father, George Gutman was the Graphic Art teacher for Jonas Salk Middle School. He started when the school was opened in I believe 1969.
Old Bridge Township is a great town to put down roots. You’ll have the beauty and tranquility of rural life, with the convenience of the suburbs.