Have you heard the buzz about Somerset, NJ? The Central New Jersey town is getting plenty of attention these days, as more and more people realize that Somerset is a great place to live. A recent New York Times article highlighted the area’s reasonably priced homes and apartments, diverse schools, and proximity to shopping and highways. If you’re thinking about moving to Somerset, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind.
Participate in Local Events and Activities
After a move, it can take a while until your new location really feels like home. Speed the adjustment process by immersing yourself in local activities like these ones:
- Cheer on the Home Team: Show your support for the local team by attending a Somerset Patriots baseball home game in Bridgewater.
- Shop at the Farmers Market: Follow the crowd to Duke Farms on Sundays for the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, chocolates, and flowers.
- Visit the Library: In addition to offering books and e-books, the Franklin Township Library in Somerset is also the place to go for museum passes and free or low-cost classes and lectures.
- Take In a Local Event: Celebrate your new neighborhood with a visit to the annual Franklin Festival in September. The festival, held at the Municipal Complex in Somerset, features food, fun, and music for the entire family.
Test the Waters by Renting an Apartment
It’s hard to know if you’ll really love an area until you live there. If you’re thinking about buying a house in Somerset in the next few years, renting will give you a feel for the town without requiring a long-term commitment.
Thanks to a recent building boom in Somerset, you won’t have to settle for an outdated, cramped apartment if you decide to rent. 745 Hamilton, a Country Classics rental community in the heart of Somerset, offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with gourmet kitchens, quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers, on-site parking, and spacious balconies. The on-site fitness center and yoga studio, provided at no extra charge, make it easy to stay in shape and de-stress.
No matter how long you plan to rent, finding a comfortable, convenient apartment is the key to feeling at home in a new town.
Take Advantage of Recreational Opportunities
When you live in Somerset, you’re never far from a public park. Somerset parks offer trails, sports courts and fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas that will make you forget that you’re close to civilization. Colonial Park, located on Mettler’s Road in Somerset is home to several trails, an impressive garden, a spray park, sports fields and courts, a dog area, a barrier-free playground, and the Spooky Brook Golf Course.
Leave the Driving to Someone Else
There’s no getting around the fact that rush hour in Central New Jersey can be a little chaotic. Whether you work locally or in New York City, public transportation options make it easy to get where you’re going. If you commute to New York City, consider taking an NJ Transit train from New Brunswick to the city. The Park and Ride off Route 27 is another option. While you relax in a comfortable seat, your bus driver takes care of the driving. NJ Transit bus service is also an option if you’ll be commuting to another New Jersey town. Will you be commuting to a nearby town? A Somerset County shuttle may be the perfect transportation choice.
Are you eager to move to Somerset but haven’t found an apartment yet? Since the area has become a hot place to live, it’s a good idea to start your search months before you plan to move. Be sure to put 745 Hamilton on your list. The apartment community is just minutes from New Brunswick and close to shopping, restaurants, mass transit, and area highways. Contact our leasing team to learn more about current availability and pricing.