Market Trends: 6/19/2013
Total Properties Listed: 75
Month-Over-Month Change: -3.85%
Average List Price: $431,061
Month-Over-Month Change: -2.29%
Median List Price: $425,000
Month-Over-Month Change: -5.35%
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Average Price by Bedrooms:
1 Bedroom: $149,975
2 Bedrooms: $260,311
3 Bedrooms: $398,838
4 Bedrooms: $498,585
5 Bedrooms: $665,500
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Metuchen Real Estate
Metuchen real estate is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. This borough is only 8 miles from New Brunswick, 24 miles from Jersey City and 29 miles from Manhattan. Living in close proximity to the New York metropolitan area provides residents with abundant opportunities. With a population of 13,574, this is also an advantage when choosing Metuchen homes for sale. Residents enjoy a small town atmosphere by living in a community that is small, but centrally located.
Metuchen was a part of Woodbridge Township until 1870. The borough was named after a Native American chief, Matouchin. The area grew quickly between the late 18th century and early 19th century. Commercial and residential development was mainly spurred by the arrival of the railroad in 1836. This was when the New Jersey Railroad was completed. Metuchen was incorporated in 1900.
Residents of Metuchen real estate are served by the Metuchen School District. They include one kindergarten, one elementary, one middle and one high school. St. Joseph High School is an all-boys Catholic school available to residents and is noted for academics and sports. It is a private school operated under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. A historic school, the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, was named for Benjamin Franklin. Built in 1807, this building has been restored and serves as a music venue for the community. A part of the rich history of Metuchen, this was one of the early one-room schoolhouses.
Metuchen attracted many artists and literary figures in the late 1800s and the borough was often called the ‘Brainy Boro.’ One of the post offices in Metuchen is named Brainy Boro Station due to this. There are some historic homes in Metuchen that have been restored and as with the rest of the county of Middlesex, the area contains many row houses, single family homes, town houses and condos. Within the more rural areas, farms may be found.
There are many residents of Metuchen real estate that commute to other areas for work. Commuting became a way of life early for residents and in 1900; this area became a prestigious place to live due to the proximity to New York City and New Brunswick. Today, it remains a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, providing a peaceful and tranquil area where residents can enjoy small-town life while living near the big-city amenities.