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Matawan Apartments
Last updated February 2 2023 at 7:01 AM

399 Apartments in Matawan, New Jersey

Matawan Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 8,640
Population Density: 3,813.1 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

Matawan, NJ: Home to the most well-known freshwater shark attacks in history - thankfully, they were 100 years ago.

Matawan is a small town in the shadows of New York City, close enough to be convenient, but far enough for separation from the rat race

Matawan, NJ: Home to the most well-known freshwater shark attacks in history - thankfully, they were 100 years ago.

Matawan is a small town in the shadows of New York City, close enough to be convenient, but far enough for separation from the rat race. It is a town that has grown over the years, with new residents adding to the bedrock of the community. It is a historic town that is in transition, becoming more urban while holding onto a village-like atmosphere.

The Neighborhoods of Matawan

Freneau: This well-established, older neighborhood is mostly owner-occupied. However, it does offer a handful of rental properties, from studio apartments to 3 bedroom houses for rent. This is a great neighborhood for the foodies, with international flavors including Amravathi Indian Restaurant, Shanghai Bun Restaurant and Peter's Fishery all close by. It's not bad for the outdoorsman either, encompassing Lake Lefferts for swimming and fishing. Best of all, it's the best neighborhood in Matawan for those on a budget.

Strathmore: This is a suburban area to the east of downtown. With an extremely low vacancy rate and a great majority of owner-occupied units, it can be very difficult to find rental properties here. That being said, these are also some of the nicest properties in town, so it's well worth a look.

Borough Center: This is probably the best spot to start your hunt for apartment rentals in Matawan. The middle of Matawan has the most renter-occupied units out of all of the neighborhoods in this city. This includes apartment buildings, condo rentals, and row homes -- many of them older, bordering on historic, but definitely not run down. Borough Center has a great small-town feel; it's very walkable and features tree-lined streets. It's also the best spot for commuters -- the neighborhood is right next to the Garden State Parkway and is centered around the train station. Yes, you have to deal with a little noise, but its worth it for easily accessible transportation.

Moving to Matawan

Travel: Matawan is a massive travel hub, with the Aberdeen-Matawan train station providing direct service into New York City. This service makes it one of the most popular train stations along the North Jersey coastline. Bus service runs from Matawan to the Midtown Manhattan terminal as well. If you're not a fan of public transport -- although if you commute to the city, you should become a fan so you don't have to battle traffic -- Matawan touches all of the major routes of the area, including the Garden State Parkway. You will need a car if you live in Matawan though -- the residential areas are not all that convenient to the commercial and business parts of town.

Weather: The weather around Matawan can get a bit rough, thanks to being so close to the ocean. This can cause some high winds, and Matawan gets hit particularly hard by hurricanes that roll up the coast occasionally. It also can get blasted by blizzards, but those come and go from year to year. The good news is that being close to the ocean keeps the summers from getting too stifling. Keep a sweatshirt or windbreaker handy year-round -- even in summer, a breezy night might call for long sleeves.

Lead Time: With its convenient location, Matawan isn't cheap. You'll need to save up for a security deposit because there is high demand for rentals around here and landlords are happy to take financial advantage of that fact. Vacancy rates are low, and the town is constantly attracting folks who want to move out from New York City and stay close or who want to move a bit closer to the city from other areas of the state. Have references and pay stubs on hand -- you may need to jump on a property right away before someone snags it out from underneath you. All of this means that it could take two or three months to find an apartment in Matawan, especially if you're looking for the perfect fit.

Living in Matawan

If you like enjoying the fresh air on a daily basis, you could do a lot worse than Matawan, especially being so close to a major city. Lake Lefferts and Lake Matawan are hotbeds for activities throughout the year, as is Raritan Bay just to the north. The lakes are peaceful, except when the July fireworks light up the sky above Lake Lefferts. The area gets super cold in the winter, but that isn't so bad when you realize Lake Lefferts freezes over, offering the perfect opportunity for skating. A bit further away is the bay, which is great for fishing, boating and swimming. Both of the lakes and the bay offer boat and canoe rentals, along with tackle shops and marinas. If you want to travel a bit out of town, the beaches are within a half-hour, with Sandy Hook just over 10 miles from downtown Matawan.

One of the highlights of the year for many residents is the Matawan Day and Food Festival. This October event brings vendors, bands, and other entertainment to downtown Matawan, along with an outdoor beer garden and the many restaurants from around town showing off their best tastes. There's always a great variety of international flavors.

Many of the long-time Matawan residents are proud of the town's history, and the Matawan Historical Society loves to put it on display. Based in the historic Burrowes Mansion that still bears the musket ball holes from the American revolution, the society makes sure that history buffs will have plenty to discover around town.

Of course, many residents love to get out of town for entertainment as well. With the city that never sleeps nearby, all the shopping and entertainment you can imagine is but a train ride away.

Matawan Crime


Overall Crime

Low
Overall crime in Matawan is low in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Lowest
The level of violent crime in Matawan is one of the lowest violent crime rates in the nation.

Property Crime

Low
The level of property crime in Matawan is low compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Matawan


Elementary Schools

5 /10
Ravine Drive Elementary School
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Link at Aberdeen Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$2,115
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,790
966 sqft
VIRTUAL TOUR The Link at Aberdeen Station introduces modern, luxury apartments and an impressive collection of lifestyle amenities to an ultra-convenient location next to the Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station, offering quick access to infinite possibilities. Apartments for Rent in Aberdeen, NJ We proudly introduce The Link at Aberdeen Station, our upscale community set to change your expectations of luxurious suburban living. Nestled in one of the most sought-after locations, our beautiful apartments in Aberdeen, NJ, are everything you could wish for. Step inside and marvel at the world of comfort that awaits you. Each apartment for rent in Aberdeen, NJ, was made to impress, from the sleek designs and utmost finishes to the thoughtful amenities. The fully-equipped kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and modern bronze hardware are perfectly complemented by the convenience of in-home washers & dryers. There is no time to waste at The Link at Aberdeen St
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Chelsea Village Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
1 Bedroom
$1,840
700 sqft
Chelsea Village is offering spacious one and two bedroom apartments with walk-in closets, air-conditioning, patio or terrace and much, much more. Our apartments are centrally located near restaurants, shopping and transportation and include heat, hot water and cooking gas. Come and tour our spacious apartments and see why we are one of the best values in Monmouth County. *Advertised photos may not be of actual unit available, please contact for more details.
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400 Cross Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$1,650
660 sqft
1 bedroom 1 bath annual rental in Matawan. Great for commuters as it is located 1/2 mile to the GSP. Other attractions include the Bayshore and downtown Keyport just 3 miles away. Unit has new carpets and has been freshly painted, Kitchen includes dishwasher, Good storage with large closets in living room, and bedroom. Unit has 1 assigned parking spot. Common laundry and tennis court on site. No pets, no smoking.
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299 Broad Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
1209 sqft
Beautifully updated cape home in the heart of Matawan, conveniently located in between Route 34 and Route 79. Home is near train, bus and the Parkway, doesn't get any better! Hardwood floors, recessed lighting and an abundance of storage! Fenced yard with paver patio, great for entertaining. Large living room/ dining room combo, 3 bedrooms (huge master bedroom) Kitchen with full appliance package and laundry on site. Oversized driveway can accommodate up to 4 vehicles. Home backs up to the Henry Hudson trail (biking, jogging, walking path) and Gravelly Brook Park is right up the block. Come take a look at this awesome home! Pets considered on a case by case basis. No Smoking please! Matawan, named top 10 safest small town and highly rated school district!
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249 Broad Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
2 Bedrooms
$2,635
1270 sqft
Our beautiful community, located in Historic Matawan, offers spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, and first class features. With 9' ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pure luxury bathrooms, including cultured marble vanity tops and porcelain tile flooring, these are just a few of the outstanding features you will come home to! Community amenities include a Fitness Center, Concierge Service and Package Acceptance, a Resident Lounge, Game Room with Pool Table, Business center, Conference Room, Bicycle Storage, Elevators and trash chutes on each floor, controlled access building, open surface parking and optional carports. We are a pet free and smoke free community.
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500 Cliffwood Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 4
1 Bedroom
$1,900
Great commuting location, close to Garden State Parkway. All necessities near by. Quiet first floor end unit with generous size rooms. Enjoy all the complex amenities offered. Reserved parking.
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7 Johnson Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
1964 sqft
Welcome to this amazing 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in the desirable town of Matawan. Located in a prime location for commuters. This home comes with, a 2 car detached garage and a 2 driveways, freshly painted, with new flooring on the second floor, A pet-friendly home located at a short distance from the train station, transportation to nyc, nearby restaurants, shopping, close to beach. NTN required as well as a 1.5 month deposit. Call me or Schedule an appointment today.
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19 B Mill Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
3 Bedrooms
$3,595
This is such a great house! From the private location to the rocking chair front porch and everything in between, you will love it! Freshly painted interior, new laminate flooring, stairs newly carpeted,refreshed kitchen w/gray cabinetry, white cast iron sink w/black faucet, large pantry & laundry room, great sized master bedroom w/two walk in closets. Very spacious living area and formal dining room. Plus a one car garage. Close to everything, train to NYC,bus to NYC,shopping. Don't delay on this one,
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418 Sloan Court Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1440 sqft
Beautifully updated first floor condo in Matawan's preserve with wood and vinyl flooring. Serene backed to woods location with outside balcony. Spacious open floor-plan. Dining room with loads of natural light. Lovely kitchen with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and subway tiled backsplash. Large primary bedroom with en suite and walk-in closet. Very spacious second bedroom with private hallway. 2 dedicated parking spots.
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11 Taylor Road Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1196 sqft
This updated ranch style home has 3 beds and 1 bath (garage converted as 3rd bedroom), is conveniently located in Matawan only minutes from RT 34, shopping, restaurants and a train station. House is freshly painted. Kitchen includes new appliances stove and microwave oven and a refrigerator that is not even a year old. Very spacious yard is perfect for entertaining including furniture and covered and uncovered patios. Attic can be used for minimum storage. No smoking, no pets. NO COMMISSION paid by tenant; water utility included. This home will not last. Check it out today.
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119 Morristown Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Beautifully renovated 1st floor, 2br apt in Matawan Village. Updated white kitchen w/granite counters, SS refrigerator, SS dishwasher and washer/dryer combo in unit, dining area, and living rm. Hardwood floors throughout and parking space included. Tenant pays electric and cable. Application and credit check required. Tenant insurance required. Pets up to 30 lbs allowed(add'l fee).
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53 Lucia Court Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1284 sqft
Spacious 3 level 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhome features full finished basement, 1-car garage and is situated on a private street with no thru traffic! Oversized Master BR features cathedral ceiling, walk-in closet and private bath. Just blocks to Matawan Train Station.
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912 Wellington Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
965 sqft
Great opportunity to RENT this UPPER level 2 bed/2 bath condo with balcony. Freshly painted. Wood laminate flooring in the hall. Cute kitchen with granite counter top and gas cooking. Very spacious living room/dining room combo with fireplace. Comes with large storage unit. Located nearby community pool/amenities. Commuter delight with Rt.34 bus and Matawan train, GSP nearby. Tenant responsible for utilities.
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413 Atlantic Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
2 bedrooms plus office. Walking distance to NYC train.New kitchen with quartz counter tops. All appliances included. New wood floors in bedrooms, large basement for storage, private back yard, new vanity in bathroom, new shower door, central A/C. No pets, non smoking unit. Looking for long -term renters. Must have good credit and income
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35 Lower Main Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
4 Bedrooms
$2,975
1228 sqft
Completely renovated in 2022, this turn key cape home offers a large kitchen w/ SS appliance package, ceiling height gray cabinetry, quartz counter and recessed lighting. Living room is bright and airy with three large windows directly across the front of the home. You will also have two nicely sized bedrooms & a full bath with shower stall and glass doors. Beautifully redone wood floors on the main level and staircase. Upstairs, has two more nicely sized bedrooms with neutral carpeting & a gorgeous, crisp, full bathroom with tub. Basement level offers tons of storage, washer/dryer, workspace and a bonus area, with LVP flooring, that is easily convertible to a 5th bedroom. All within close proximity to the train to NYC ,Rt. 34, 35 and 36! Matawan School District. No pets, no smoking
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415 Wellington Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
807 sqft
Absolutely gorgeous, 2nd Floor, 1 Bedroom Condo with beautiful Wood Floors, Upgraded Kitchen, and Upgraded Bathroom in the very desirable Wellington Place. This lovely home features a cozy Living Room with a Wood burning Fireplace, Dining Room open to the Balcony, Master Bedroom with a HUGE Walk-in Closet and Laundry conveniently located in the unit. Rent includes the extra storage unit in the Hallway. Excellent location, close to Shopping Restaurants, GSP, and commute to NYC via Bus, Train, and Ferry. MUST SEE!!
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352 Sweetbriar Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
903 sqft
Gorgeous Three Bedroom House. New kitchen Quartz Counters Stainless Appliances, Vaulted ceilings. Grab this one!
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411 Wellington Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
965 sqft
Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in Wellington Place, second level unit. Large living room/dining combo with a wood burning fireplace and a door to private balcony. The kitchen features beautiful cabinets and black appliance package. Large master suite with walk-in closet and newer beautiful bathroom. The hallway bathroom has also been recently renovated and features the laundry room. Laminate flooring throughout and nice paint colors makes this unit very warm and stylish. There is also a separate storage closet right outside next to the front door! Great location and commuters dream near NYC bus line, Matawan Train Station, shopping and restaurants.
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718 Wellington Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
1 Bedroom
$2,000
810 sqft
Fantastic rental located in desirable Wellington Place. Upper level end unit is light,bright, freshly painted with new flooring, bathroom, appliances. Unit has firplace, walk-in closet, storage area. Complex features a pool, tennis courts, walking trail, and clubhouse. Close to mass transit, shopping, walk to bus. Aberdeen train station just 5 minute drive.
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Baypointe at Keyport Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
2 Bedrooms
$2,140
966 sqft
Luxury apartments for rent in desirable Monmouth County, THE FINEST APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN KEYPORT, NJ! Enjoy life at Baypointe At Keyport . . . Just minutes from the beach and amusement park, and within a short distance to many shopping centers. Our convenient location puts you near the Garden State Parkway and Highway 36. The express bus to NYC is just up the street. Were located between the Hazlet and Matawan train stations. Living at Baypointe At Keyport gives you the location that you want, the convenience that you need, and the amenities that you deserve.
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Green Grove Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$1,805
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
710 sqft
In Desirable Monmouth County, THE FINEST APARTMENTS IN KEYPORT! Enjoy life at Green Grove . . . Just minutes from the beach and amusement park, and within walking distance to many shopping centers. Our convenient location puts you near the Garden State Parkway and Highway 36. The express bus to NYC is just up the street. Were located between the Hazlet and Matawan train stations. Living at Green Grove gives you the location that you want, the convenience that you need, and the amenities that you deserve.
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The Landing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
1 Bedroom
$2,295
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,540
1064 sqft
From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, award-winning schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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Station Bay Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,940
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,835
1155 sqft
The lifestyle you've been dreaming of awaits you at Station Bay, a breathtaking new residental collection that delivers luxurious living spaces and modern amenities to a commuter-friendly location... where the train meets the water.
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Apartment Rentals in Matawan start at $1,650/month.

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