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Living in Perth Amboy, NJ
First settled in 1683, Perth Amboy has undergone tremendous changes since named New Jersey’s colonial capital over three hundred years ago. Today, this diverse 4.8 square mile city is home to almost 50,000 residents and oversees 11 public schools, including an Adult Education Center, and a growing public library, offering resources for native and non-native English speakers alike.
Dubbed “The City by the Bay” for its waterfront location, Perth Amboy is located across the Arthur Kill from Staten Island and boasts a redbrick promenade, historic yacht club and attractive marina. The Waterfront district is home to Kearny Cottage, Perth Amboy’s local museum and architectural landmark, and Proprietary House, the former Governor’s mansion. Perth Amboy also claims a walkable downtown: a seven-block area on Smith Street undergoing economic revitalization, stimulated by reduced taxes and new development.
Located at the mouth of the Raritan River, Perth Amboy enjoys access to Staten Island via the Outerbridge Crossing and to Sayreville via the Victory Bridge. Accessible via exit 11 off the NJ Turnpike, the city is also home to the Perth Amboy Train station, located on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and connecting Perth Amboy to other towns in New Jersey and New York City. Browse our Perth Amboy apartments for rent below.