Middlesex County Is the Place...
Where History Meets Innovation.
Where Art Meets Culture.
Where Education Meets Opportunity.
Where Diversity Meets Collaboration.
Halfway between New York and Philadelphia and just
minutes from Port Elizabeth, Middlesex County is home to
numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities and
world-class healthcare and research facilities. It has long
been a place where innovation and productivity have thrived.
It was the Raritan River, the second longest river in the
state, that originally brought about trade and commerce.
Today, nearly every major north/south rail line and roadway
on the East Coast passes through Middlesex County. The
New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Interstate
287 and U.S. Routes 1 and 9 intersect within its borders,
facilitating rapid commerce travel. Middlesex County is
served by Newark Liberty International Airport, which
accommodates travelers from throughout the world.
But Middlesex County is so much more than its location. It is
a dynamic and growing county of about 843,000 residents,
making it the second most populated county in the state.
Thousands of residents from a diverse array of cultures
are attracted each year to our 25 unique municipalities,
composed of a mix of small towns, urban centers and rural
communities. Our residents are young (median age 36.9),
skilled and highly educated.
A vibrant array of dining experiences has grown around
the thriving theater district, and the county’s diversity has
given rise to a restaurant scene that includes some of the
most diverse and praiseworthy cuisine in the region. French,
Cajun, New American, Ethiopian, Japanese, Middle-Eastern,
and Italian hotspots line New Brunswick’s downtown streets.
The county’s Parks System boasts more than 11,000 acres
of parks and conservation areas, offering some of the
best-maintained and most diverse recreational sites in the
region, including sports fields, playgrounds, trails and paths
for hiking and biking, a family skating rink and an outdoor
amphitheater. The Raritan River and Raritan Bay offer
beautiful views and great opportunities for fishing, boating
and other water recreation.
Popular summer concert series and numerous historic and
cultural programs are offered every year. Perhaps one of
the most unique offerings is East Jersey Old Town Village, a
collection of renovated, reconstructed and replica buildings
that illustrate what life was like in Middlesex County in the
18th century and offer a glimpse into the County’s rich
agricultural and manufacturing past.
thin the heart of New Jersey, Middlesex
Photo by Kate Clark
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