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Be in the Center of It All

  • Commutes
  • Walkable
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Riverfront
  • Outdoors

Located directly across the Arthur Kill from Staten Island, Carteret was once part of the Woodbridge Township. It became the borough of Roosevelt in 1906 and was renamed Carteret in 1922. This popular community is bordered by the Rahway River to the north, Arthur Kill to the east, and the Ernest L. Oros Wildlife Preserve to the west. Due to its central location, the borough bills itself as the "Center of it All."

Residents enjoy a fantastic location and beautiful parks. Carteret Waterfront Park has a fishing pier and access to two hiking trails: Danielle's Garden Trail and the Waterfront Fitness Trail. Shopping in Carteret is plentiful -- the brick-paved sidewalks and outdoor cafes along Washington Avenue provide historic charm and locally-owned businesses, while the shops and restaurants along Roosevelt Avenue have a more modern feel. With just 22 miles to Manhattan, 10 miles to Newark, and 70 miles to Philadelphia, residents can easily commute to nearby cities. Mass transit is available to make the trips even easier.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Carteret, NJ is $1,043 for a studio, $1,612 for one bedroom, $1,791 for two bedrooms, and $2,988 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Carteret has increased by 1.4% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 550 $1,043
1 BR 853 $1,612
2 BR 1,148 $1,791
3 BR 2,100 $2,988


48 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
32 Transit Score® Some Transit

Top Apartments in Carteret

  1. Bristol Station, 1-2 Bed, $1,579 - 1,904
  2. Gateway at Carteret, 1-2 Bed, $1,676 - 2,136
  3. Meridian Terrace, 1-2 Bed, $1,420 - 1,985
  4. Carteret Gardens, 1-2 Bed, $1,205 - 1,745


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