Located in New Jersey, United States, the borough of Carteret is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
The character of Carteret is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. This borough is quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to New Jersey Turnpike or the railway line. Lastly, the majority of locations within the borough have good access to parks, including Carteret Park and Joseph Medwick County Park, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to check out.
In Carteret, most of buildings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this borough own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Most homes in this borough were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.
It is a rather short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from most houses for sale in Carteret. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Concerning food, the nearest grocery store in Carteret is usually only a rather short walk away. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes.
Carteret is very car friendly. The majority of homes for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as New Jersey Turnpike, and it is convenient to park. However, the public transit network in Carteret is not particularly accessible. Thankfully, there are a few bus lines crossing the borough, and bus stops are typically close by. It is occasionally challenging for pedestrians to get around in Carteret since few daily errands can be run on foot.