Located in New Jersey, United States, the borough of Raritan is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Raritan is very good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. It is rather difficult to get to public green spaces in the borough since they are spread out sporadically. Still, there are around 10 parks nearby for residents to unwind in.
In Raritan, roughly two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly townhouses. This borough has quite a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 85% of the dwellings in the borough are occupied by home owners while the remainder are rented. Around 30% of properties in this part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area were built in the 1980s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1960s.
Property owners in Raritan generally have to use a car to do groceries in one of approximately 10 stores. There are also a few opportunities for those who cherish restaurants in close proximity. As far as education is concerned, there are only a few high schools and primary schools in Raritan and for this reason they can be a long walk away. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Raritan is an extremely good part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area for driving. Most real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, and it is very convenient to park. However, walking is not very convenient for property owners in Raritan as running daily errands is impractical.