The Middlesex County town of Old Bridge Township, NJ was originally established as Madison Township in 1869, but was renamed the Township of Old Bridge in 1975 in a referendum to avoid confusion with Madison in Morris County. The first bridge spanning the South River was built in the area and became known as “the old bridge” as other bridges were built, so the township was named Old Bridge.
As of the 2000 Census, Old Bridge had a population of 60,456, and the population today is estimated to be approximately 60,000. The estimated median household income in Old Bridge was $95,053 from 2005-2009, compared to $68,981 for the State of New Jersey.
Convenience is king at London Terrace in Old Bridge and adjacent Parkwood Village in South Amboy, just off Route 9 near the Garden State Parkway. Both communities of apartment homes are a short walk from Old Bridge Park & Ride, with departures every five minutes during rush hour and 40-minute express service to Port Authority in New York. Residents of both communities can also walk to the bank, supermarket, post office, restaurants and your favorite stores, like Kohl’s, Walmart and BJ’s. London Terrace and Parkwood Village share a swimming pool, barbecue and picnic area, playgrounds and laundry facilities.
NJ Transit trains offer service to New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC, while bus service is provided by NJ Transit, Suburban Transit, Academy and the Old Bridge Jitney Service. In addition to the Garden State Parkway and Route 9, Old Bridge is just eight minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and Routes 18, 34 and 35 run through the township.
One of the biggest attractions in Old Bridge is Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, where families can enjoy auto and motocross racing, swap meets and car shows. Cheesequake State Park is home to open fields, saltwater and freshwater marches, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens and a northeastern hardwood forest with hiking and mountain biking trails and designated camping areas.
Serving more than 10,000 students, Old Bridge Township Public Schools include 12 elementary schools, two middle schools and Old Bridge High School. Old Bridge also has one of the oldest and largest programs in the state for students age 2 and older who are handicapped. The Old Bridge division of Raritan Bay Medical Center and Old Bridge Airport are also in the township.
To learn more about what Old Bridge, NJ has to offer, from cultural and community events to local business and government, visit the official website of the Township of Old Bridge, NJ.