Introduction to South River, New Jersey
South River, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 22 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area, South River is home to some 15,322 residents.
South River History
The area that is now known as South River was originally established as a part of East Brunswick Township in February of 1870. The present name of South River was adapted in 1870. The area became an independent town in February, 1898.
South River and nearby Attractions
- Metlar-Bodine House Museum
- Rutgers Gardens and Helyar Woods
- New Jersey Convention Expo - Raritan Center
- Jamesburg County Park
- Pigeon Swamp State Park
- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
Things To Do In South River
There are a number of parks in and around the area, as well as water bodies which serve well as places where people go to relax and also pursue physical activities like jogging and various sports. There are some interesting places around the area which include museums and also a bird sanctuary.
South River Transportation
The Newark International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
South River Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Middlesex County College, Rutgers University, Devry Institute and Union County College.