Introduction to Iselin, New Jersey
Iselin, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metropolitan area. There are an estimated 16,698 people in Iselin.
Iselin is an unincorporated area within the Woodbridge Township of New Jersey. The community was named after philanthropist Adrian G. Iselin. The town has a vibrant downtown area with a distinctive South Asian culture. There were many Italian and German immigrants who settled in Iselin. But in the last few years, Indian influence has been so strong that one will find numerous shops selling Indian food, jewelry, clothing, music, and other goods. In fact, Iselin is now often referred to as "Little India."
Iselin and nearby Attractions
- Edison Memorial Tower
- Drake House Museum
- Trinity Church
- Metuchen Art Works
- Kennedy Park
- Colonia Country Club
Things To Do In Iselin
Iselin has a number of museums and historical sites nearby. These include the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Liberty Hall and the Buccleuch Mansion. One can also visit the Conference House which is a stone manor built in the 17th century. The Drake House Museum is another historic monument that was once George Washington's headquarters.
Air transportation is available from the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Iselin Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Iselin include the Union County College, Kean University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the Cuny College of Staten Island, and Middlesex County College.