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4 Reasons That Frenchtown Is a Great Place to Live

By Amy Wood in Luxury Apartments, in Apartment Hunting, in Frenchtown
4 Reasons That Frenchtown Is a Great Place to Live | Country Classics


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It can be a challenge to find the perfect place to call home when you’re searching for a Central New Jersey apartment. Some locations may be too noisy, while others may be far from stores and restaurants. You may find the perfect town only to discover that you can only afford an older apartment or realize that your commute would be too long. If you’ve been struggling to find a new place to live, Frenchtown, NJ, may be the ideal spot for you for these four reasons.

You’ll Love the Atmosphere

Bustling urban areas certainly offer many advantages, but after a while, the noise and congestion can leave you yearning for a more peaceful existence. Laidback Frenchtown is an ideal place to live if you prefer small-town living. At just 1.23 square miles, the Delaware River town is just big enough to offer all the things you need but small enough to truly feel like home. 

Graceful historic homes line the borough’s streets, many dating back to the 1800s. And there isn’t a chain store in sight. Instead, you’ll find locally owned businesses operated by their proud owners. If you want small-town charm with plenty of amenities, Frenchtown is the ideal place to live in Central New Jersey. 

There are Lots to Do

You may be moving to a small town, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored. On weekends and evenings, you’ll find residents walking, running, or biking on the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. The trail is an excellent place to view the sunrise, sunset, and changing seasons. 

If soccer or softball is your preferred activity, fields are available at borough parks. Depending on the location, parks also offer picnicking, hiking, fishing, ice skating, and bird watching. During the summer, tubing on the Delaware River is a popular activity. 

You won’t have to give up the nightlife when you move to Frenchtown. Artie’s Bar and Grill is the place to go for karaoke, line dancing, and live musical performances. The National Hotel also offers live music, in addition to comedy performances and a bi-weekly Tuesday trivia night.

Frenchtown holds several popular events throughout the year, including the Bastille Day celebration in July, Riverfest in September, the Zombie Crawl in October, and the tree lighting and Santa’s arrival in December.

One-of-a-Kind Shopping and Dining Is on Your Doorstep

Shops and restaurants are just a few blocks away when you live in Frenchtown. During your trip downtown, you’re bound to find something you need, something you want, and a few things you never knew you wanted or needed. The business district features an assortment of independently owned gift shops, boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, and general stores.

After a busy morning or afternoon shopping, cooking may be the last thing you feel like doing. Fortunately, a hearty meal at one of Frenchtown’s restaurants will give you the energy to tackle a night on the town. 

Frenchtown Is a Convenient Place to Live

Nothing’s far away when you live in Frenchtown. Pennsylvania is just across the river, and many New Jersey towns are a short drive from the borough. You can reach Flemington in 15 minutes, Bridgewater in 40 minutes, Trenton in 47 minutes, and New Brunswick in an hour. New York City is only about two hours away. (Of course, driving time may be a little longer during rush hour.)

If you’d rather not drive the entire way to New York, Trenton, New Brunswick, or any town in between, the train is a good option. Annandale, the closest New Jersey Transit station, is about 20 minutes away.

If you’ve been looking for an apartment in Frenchtown, you’ll want to add Harrison Square to your list of possibilities. Frenchtown’s newest apartment community will include 92 luxury apartments with upscale kitchens, spacious closets, in-unit washer and dryers, and private balconies. Add your name to the VIP list for updates about availability, floor plans, pricing, and other details.

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Amy Wood

Vice President of Operations at Country Classics

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