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Living in Perth Amboy, NJ
About Perth Amboy:
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 in Middlesex County is home to almost 50,000 residents. Perth Amboy is known as the “City by the Bay” which refers to the Raritan Bay. It also borders Arthur Kill River and has a historic waterfront. View our apartments in Perth Amboy above.
Schools in Perth Amboy:
Perth Amboy has 11 public schools, including an adult education center. There are 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school. There are also 3 early childhood centers in Perth Amboy.
Nearby Transit & Points of Interest:
Transit & Commuting:
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.
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 an 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. For more information about events, activities, and places of interest in Perth Amboy, NJ CLICK HERE!