Quite a bit can be said about the Central New Jersey metropolitan area. A geographical area with mostly cultural (and not official) boundaries, it sits between the suburb of New York that North Jersey has become over the last century, and the Delaware Valley and tidelands of South Jersey. It is home to nearly three and a half million people living in several municipalities: Trenton, Edison, Woodbridge, Lakewood, Hamilton, and others, and Homes.com can help you find a home there.
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The residents of Central New Jersey metro either commute to the city of Philadelphia in the South, New York City in the North, or they find work in a variety of industries closer to home. The region is home to several giants of the telecommunications industry, with Avaya, Bell Labs, AT&T Communications, Verizon Wireless, and Vonage headquartered near the historic home of the Bell Labs Holmdel Complex where radio astronomy and several other technologies were actually invented. The region is also home to a large concentration of healthcare companies and organizations, as well as a large portion of the American pharmaceutical industry. Bolstering the area's reputation for innovation are several top-ranked colleges and universities, with Princeton and Rutgers ranking high among them. Central Jersey has a great many major shopping malls and several tourist and cultural attractions, including Six Flags Great Adventure, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Gateway National Recreation Area, Asbury Park, Freehold Raceway, the Trenton War Memorial, and several colonial sites, as well. Looking for a home in Central New Jersey might take you to the Edison Township, consistently voted one of the nation's best places to live, and named for Thomas Edison who located his laboratory in the Menlo Park part of the town.
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