Introduction to Woodbridge, New Jersey

Woodbridge, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 13 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It was named in tribute to Reverend John W. Woodbridge of Newbury Massachusetts. The township is recognized as the oldest original township in New Jersey. The population substantially increased during the 1950s due to the construction of the Garden State Parkway. The town includes ten distinct sections. The environment offers Colonial charm and modern buildings. Education, health services and retail are some of the primary factors for the economy.

Woodbridge History

The township was established by the Puritans in 1664 and given a charter by King Charles II of England. James Parker, a Woodbridge resident, had been a business associate of Benjamin Franklin. In 1758 he founded and printed "The New American Magazine," which had been the first periodical of this variety published in the Colony and the second periodical of this type published in the country.

One of the earliest meetings regarding anti-slavery occurred in Woodbridge at the farm of Moses Bloomfield, a surgeon for the Continental Army. In 1859 Woodbridge was a major supplier of fine clay deposits that were utilized for producing bricks. A prominent brick making facility was located in town.

Woodbridge Activities

The Brunswick Square Mall is a popular destination for shoppers. The Louis Brown Athletic Center - Rutgers University is one of the primary sports venues in the area. Families enjoy the Keansburg Amusement Park and the Runaway Rapids Water Park. The township hosts the Multicultural Arts Festival.

Merrill Park and William Warren Park provide residents opportunities for recreation. Notable attractions in the region include the Expo Hall Great Adventure, Menlo Park Mall, the Woodbridge Mall and Parker Press Park. The Sewaren Waterfront is popular with boating enthusiasts.

Woodbridge Attractions

The Barron Arts Center is included in the National Historic Registry and exhibits a vast number of art pieces. The White Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of New Jersey and the country. The Jacob K Javits Convention Center is located in the township. Raritan Art Center and the Royal Albert Palace are notable attractions.

Woodbridge Transportation

The township is home to three train stations. Transportation is provided by the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and the Amtrak Acela. The Newark Liberty International Airport provides air flights.

Woodbridge Almanac

CountyMiddlesex County
Standard Zip Codes07095
Phone Area Codes7,32,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.55
Approximate Longitude-74.28

Woodbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
Distance10 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

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Woodbridge Public Libraries

Woodbridge Public Library
Woodbridge, New Jersey
(732) 634-4450

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Woodbridge Public Schools

Mawbey Street Elementary School
275 Mawbey Street
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8401
Total Enrollment 359
Middlesex County Voc Acad Allied Health & Biomedical Science
1 Convery Boulevard
ZIP: 7095
(732) 634-5858
Total Enrollment 253
Ross Street Elementary School
Ross Street
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8511
Total Enrollment 449
Woodbridge High School
25 Samuel Lupo Place
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8600
Total Enrollment 1507
Woodbridge Middle School
525 Barron Avenue
ZIP: 7095
(732) 602-8690
Total Enrollment 446

Woodbridge Private Schools

Kidsport Academy
585 Main St
ZIP: 7095
Total Enrollment 14
Rainbow Academy Woodbridge
458 Amboy Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 7095
Total Enrollment 20
St James School-woodbridge
341 Amboy Ave
ZIP: 7095
Total Enrollment 273
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