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Living in Carteret, NJ
Carteret, NJ Originally carved out of Woodbridge Township as the Borough of Roosevelt in 1902, Carteret officially got its name in 1922. Today, this 4.4 square mile borough of approximately 20,000 residents is a homespun community full of dedicated residents. Carteret has 5 public schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, and 4 private schools, including a subsidized school with facilities for K-12 children with special needs.
An active community, Carteret is home to scenic Carteret Pond and 10 parks, including a waterfront park overlooking the Arthur Kill. Park amenities range from mini-golf and rock climbing facilities to fishing piers and basketball courts. In addition, Carteret is actively working towards completion of its new Health and Wellness Center, slated to be both a hub of physical wellness and a step towards green living and construction–complete with renewable energy infrastructure and water efficiency measures.
Carteret borders the Rahway River on the North, the Arthur Kill on the East, and Woodbridge Township along all land borders. The closest train station to Carteret is the Woodbridge Station, providing service to New York City via NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line. Alternatively, NJ Transit’s number 116 and 62 bus routes run directly through the borough and provide service to Midtown Manhattan and Newark. Carteret is also accessible via exit 12 off the NJ Turnpike. Browse our Carteret apartments for rent below.