Raritan is a borough located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area, which is part of New Jersey, United States.
Raritan offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. Most areas in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area are reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case closer to one of the railway lines. Lastly, there are a few public green spaces close by for residents to visit, including Duke Island Park and Raritan River Greenway, making them easy to get to.
The predominant housing types in Raritan are single detached homes and row houses. Around 30% of properties in this borough were constructed between 1980 and 1990, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1960s. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 85% of the population of this borough own their home whereas the rest are renters.
Property owners will value the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most homes for sale in Raritan. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. With regards to eating, the nearest supermarket in this borough is generally only a short walk away. Moreover, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, for instance on Somerset Street, and a small number of coffee shops is available as well.
Raritan is reasonably conducive to traveling on foot; many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is very car friendly. Finding a place to park is easy, and most properties for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway. In contrast, public transit users may experience few options in Raritan as a result of the low service level. Thankfully, commuters are served by the Raritan Station with access to the Raritan Valley Line. No bus circuits traverse the borough.