Introduction to South Amboy, New Jersey

South Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County, is 5 miles S of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 18 miles S of Newark, New Jersey.

South Amboy History

South Amboy was created from parts of Perth Amboy. It was incorporated as a township on February 21, 1798. Initially, the municipalities of Jamesburg Cranbury, Sayreville, Old Bridge and Monroe were a part of South Amboy. However, they all broke off during the mid 19th century. The economy of the city was largely dependent on shipping and manufacturing industries during its early years. South Amboy was incorporated as a borough on February 25, 1888, and reincorporated as a city on April 11, 1908.

South Amboy and nearby Attractions

  • Middlesex County Museum
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Cheesequake State Park
  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Brooklyn Bridge

Things To Do In South Amboy

The Middlesex County Museum, Monmouth Museum, the Steamboat Dock Museum, the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, the Vietnam Era Educational Center and the Zimmerli Art Museum are some of the local museums. The Cheesequake State Park and Washington Rock State Park offer swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking and camping opportunities. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium, the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Prospect Park Zoo are all accessible from South Amboy as well.

South Amboy Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the closest major airport.

South Amboy Higher Education

Middlesex County College, Rutgers University-New Brunswick and CUNY College of Staten Island are some of the colleges near South Amboy.

South Amboy Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8879
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.47
Approximate Longitude-74.29

South Amboy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

South Amboy Public Libraries

Dowdell Library Of South Amboy
South Amboy, New Jersey
(732) 721-6060

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South Amboy Public Schools

South Amboy Elementary
249 John Street
ZIP: 8879
(732) 525-2118
Total Enrollment 572
South Amboy Middle/high School
200 Governor Harold G Hoffman
ZIP: 8879
(732) 316-7669
Total Enrollment 512

South Amboy Private Schools

Cardinal Mccarrick High School
310 Augusta St
ZIP: 8879
Total Enrollment 284
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