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245 Apartments for rent in Matawan, NJ

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Chelsea Village
40 Cross Rd
Matawan, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,525
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:46 AM
Chelsea Village is offering spacious one and two bedroom apartments with walk-in closets, air-conditioning, patio or terrace and much, much more.
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2 Units Available
The Edge at Matawan
249 Broad St
Matawan, NJ
1 Bedroom
$2,404
1032 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,386
1339 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 09:42 PM
The Edge at Matawan is centrally located for ultimate convenience and comfort. Being minutes from shopping malls, tons of dining destinations, recreational parks, and so much more, you have the chance to explore your surroundings with ease.
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Chestnut Court
201 Middlesex Rd
Matawan, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,500
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
Last updated February 6 at 10:24 PM
Welcome to Chestnut Court where comfort meets convenience. Our garden style apartments in Matawan, NJ are located in close proximity to public transit, major corporations and the Jersey Shore.
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Matawan Station Apartments
90 Main St
Matawan, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,485
2 Bedrooms
$1,660
Last updated February 6 at 10:26 PM
Discover serene living at Matawan Station, a garden style community in Central New Jersey.
1 Unit Available
13 Johnson Avenue
13 Johnson Avenue
Matawan, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Clean first floor apartment available in two-family building for annual rental.Hardwood floors, updated kitchen, and central air. Convenient location on a quiet street in walking distance to the Matawan train station. Please no pets, and no smokers.
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The Forge at Glassworks
145 Cliffwood Ave
Cliffwood Beach, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,740
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,550
1402 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Brand new apartments with designer lighting fixtures and stainless steel appliances. Community includes grilling stations, a sauna and on-site maintenance. Easy access to Garden State Parkway. Enjoy nature at nearby Cheesequake State Park.
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Strathmore Gardens
12 S Atlantic Ave
Beach Haven, NJ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,710
825 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:46 AM
The caring professional staff at Strathmore Gardens is dedicated to providing each of our residents with a quality home. We are committed to satisfying your needs with uncompromising integrity.
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Ken Gardens
400 Matawan Ave
Cliffwood Beach, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,345
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,620
1142 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 02:22 AM
Modern and updated, this community is near the area's retail centers and public transportation. Homes feature formal dining rooms, large living rooms, and updated kitchens. On-site basketball and tennis courts.
1 Unit Available
173 Edinburgh Court
173 Edinburgh Court
Monmouth County, NJ | Strathmore
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Fantastic opportunity to rent a THREE bed THREE bath condo in a lovely community that feels like home the minute you drive in! NEW CARPETING AND UPDATED BATHROOMS.
1 Unit Available
171 Edinburgh Court
171 Edinburgh Court
Monmouth County, NJ | Strathmore
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
965 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 171 Edinburgh Court in Monmouth County. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
19 Hanna Lane
19 Hanna Ln
Laurence Harbor, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Beautiful, very pleasant 3 level townhouse in much sought after Bridge Pointe. Well maintained, spacious home. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths , Full/Finished Walk out Lower Level with gas F/P. Tones of living space with recess lights throughout.
1 Unit Available
187 Chingarora Avenue
187 Chingarora Ave
Keyport, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Built in 2019 beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath town home with hardwood floors through out. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Quartz counter tops! 9ft ceilings on first floor. Slider doors to yard with Trex deck.
1 Unit Available
191 Chingarora Avenue
191 Chingarora Ave
Keyport, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Built in 2019 beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath town home with hardwood floors through out. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Quartz counter tops! 9ft ceilings on first floor. Slider doors to yard with Trex deck.
1 Unit Available
193 Chingarora Avenue
193 Chingarora Avenue
Keyport, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Built in 2019 beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath town home with hardwood floors through out. Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Quartz counter tops! 9ft ceilings on first floor. Slider doors to yard with Trex deck.
1 Unit Available
413 Atlantic Avenue
413 Atlantic Avenue
Monmouth County, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
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.. 2 year lease.
Results within 5 miles of Matawan
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Green Grove Terrace
99 Green Grove Avenue
Keyport, NJ
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1 Bedroom
$1,345
549 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 02:01 AM
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.
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Stratford Apartments
2 Arcade Ln
Old Bridge, NJ
1 Bedroom
$1,360
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,539
900 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 02:25 AM
Just a short drive to the city through Highway 9. Spacious apartments feature separate dining rooms, hardwood floors, and renovated kitchens. On-site playground. Pet-friendly. Near public transportation.
1 Unit Available
32 Athens Avenue
32 Athens Avenue
Middlesex County, NJ
4 Bedrooms
$2,550
1792 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:41 AM
NOW AVAILABLE! Exclusively listed by Hudson Homes Management.
1 Unit Available
823 2nd Street
823 2nd Street
Union Beach, NJ
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
2000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
BRAND NEW COLONIAL FOR RENT WITH GORGEOUS WATERVIEW & SKYLINE VIEWS - THIS GORGEOUS COLONIAL OFFERS OPEN AIRY LAYOUT W/ SLIDERS THAT LEAD TO REAR DECK AREA AND GORGEOUS UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS - WOOD TYPE CERAMIC TYPE FLOORING - HUGE CENTER ISLAND OPENS
1 Unit Available
613 Morningside Avenue
613 Morningside Avenue
Union Beach, NJ
1 Bedroom
$13,200
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
One bedroom cottage on two family property. This cottage in the rear of the property. Parking is on street. Heat is electric BB. No laundry in this cottage. No smoking. No pets.
1 Unit Available
21 Hamilton Avenue
21 Hamilton Avenue
Robertsville, NJ | Robertsville
4 Bedrooms
$3,250
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Fantastic value single family home in Marlboro. Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Split Level home, with 2 Car Garage and a Basement in a great neighborhood. Over 1 Acre Lot. Wood floors. Living room with vaulted ceilings. Nice size Bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
367 Minstrel Court
367 Minstrel Court
Brownville, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Freshly Painted 2 Bed 2 full Bath End unit Ranch backing to privacy of trees*Storage closet in back florida rm*Pull down attic*Eat in kitchen*Washer/Dryer*New HVAC*Large living rm/Dinng combo*Close to NYC Bus stop ,shopping,Library*Vacant ready for
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7 Bray Street
7 Bray Street
Monmouth County, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Country Charm Rental in Colts Neck , Renovated ''Farmhouse Ranch'' featuring 2 Bedrooms, Dining Room, Nice size Living Room , Kitchen , hardwood floors , Large Walk Up Attic And Large Walk Out Basement , Nice Size Shed, Off Street Parking with
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28 Raritan Reach Road
28 Raritan Reach Rd
South Amboy, NJ
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Last updated December 3 at 04:32 AM
Commuters Delight! Close to South Amboy Train Station!Waterfront! Beautifully maintained Home with Maple Hardwood Floors! Upgraded Maple Kitchen w/Granite Counters & Seating, Onyx Back Splash, Stainless Steel Appliances,Recessed Lighting & Extra
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Matawan. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include LIU Brooklyn, Hudson County Community College, Saint Peter's University, CUNY New York City College of Technology, and United Talmudical Seminary.
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City Guide

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

The Neighborhoods of Matawan
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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.

Moving to Matawan
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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.

Living in Matawan
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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.

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City Guide

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

The Neighborhoods of Matawan
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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.

Moving to Matawan
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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.

Living in Matawan
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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.