A self-proclaimed "proud diversified community," Piscataway NJ is a city that has developed steadily since its beginnings in 1666. The city is the fifth oldest in the state and has transitioned beautifully throughout history. Its early identity as an Indian territory was followed by a colonial link in the earliest settlement of the seacoast. This progression was one of many that helped form the United States. Only 35 miles from New York City, Piscataway is an attractive and convenient area for visitors and residents alike.
Piscataway NJ has just undergone a significant $28 million project that extends Route 18 through the city. This project has taken half a century to complete, and has improved stretches of major interstate and has added pedestrian paths, sidewalks, and two crosswalks overhead. Such renovations show a dedication to the safety of residents, particularly students. Bicyclists can also enjoy new paths that didn’t previously exist. Whereas driving through Piscataway once may have been a hassle, by next summer the transportation should be considerably safer and smoother. Life in the city is characterized by an impressive selection of parks, landmarks, dining, and entertainment. Winding along the Raritan River, Johnson Park is considered by residents to be the best in the country. The park spans several acres and includes a zoo, ponds, sport fields, horse tracks walking and hiking trails, a playground, and a picnic area.
The most popular neighborhoods in Piscataway are suburban and comprised of medium to large-sized homes and townhomes. A majority of the residential real-estate is occupied by owner. These neighborhoods have established character, but are not necessarily old. Residents and families enjoy the low-crime rate that affects the neighborhoods of Piscataway. In fact, the city is safer than 75% of the country. And factoring in the population of the area, the city is one of the safest in the country for its small size.