South Brunswick

South Brunswick is a township in Middlesex County, situated on 42 square miles with a population of 43,417 as of the 2010 Census.

Dayton (2010 Census population of 7,063), Heathcote (5,821), Kendall Park (9,339), Kingston (1,222 of a total CDP population of 1,493, with the balance in Franklin Township) and Monmouth Junction (2,887) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within South Brunswick Township.

South Brunswick is a vibrant, diverse and active suburban town, and although it has been growing rapidly, much of the town's 42 square miles remain undeveloped and there are still significant amounts of wetlands, woodlands and open space within the community. There are over 2,000 acres of municipal, county and state park land within South Brunswick, 23 developed parks and 8 tracts with over 1168 open space areas. The Township Recreation and Community Affairs Department along with organizations such as PAL and the South Brunswick Athletic Association offer a wide range of services and programs to residents.

Industry and commerce are well developed in the area. There are several warehousing and distribution centers along the NJ Turnpike corridor and other large companies have research facilities and office complexes within the town. South Brunswick also benefits from being located along the Route 1 corridor between Princeton and New Brunswick, which has become a hot spot for high tech companies. ranked South Brunswick Township 22nd on its 2011 list of the "Best Places to Live", featuring its picks of the best small towns in the United States. In 2016, SafeWise named South Brunswick Township as the tenth-safest city in America to raise a child; the township was the third-highest ranked of the 12 communities in New Jersey included on the list.

About fifty percent of the housing in South Brunswick are single family homes. The balance of the units are townhouses, condominiums, apartments and mobile homes. 

The South Brunswick Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in ten schools. 


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