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New Brunswick, NJ

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There are a lot of things to like about New Brunswick. Its moniker is the “Healthcare City\ because of the large number of medical universities and pharmaceutical company headquarters there. It is as diverse as it is vibrant, with expansive Hungarian and Hispanic populations there. This glittering, sleek city is home to several theaters, museums, and a strong music bar scene. If you are looking for a city with plenty to do all day, every day, New Brunswick may be it.

Getting Around in New Brunswick, NJ

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in New Brunswick is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.71%
  • 20.97%
  • 1.19%

Making Music for Deca

This is one city that takes its bar scene seriously when it comes to live music. World-famous rock band Bon Jovi got started playing bars and clubs here, as did alternative 1980s and ‘90s band the Smithereens. Musicians here play everything from punk to pop, and it is not difficult to find a place with whatever you are in the mood to listen to. Several theaters in the city are home to operas if Madame Bovary is more to your tastes than heavy metal. It is all a matter of interest, and there is plenty of interesting music in New Brunswick.

University Pride

New Brunswick is the proud home of Rutgers University, which has four campuses scattered across the city. You can begin an academic program at one of these convenient locations. Whether you are interested in mathematics or marketing, Rutgers University will challenge and inspire you. If you dream of becoming a doctor, turn that dream into reality and attend the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, which is part of the university. Or start small, if you prefer, at Middlesex County College. The college has a child care program for kids ages 2 to 5 if you have a little one that needs looked after during classes.

Memorable Museums

New Brunswick offers a glimpse of the past, present, and future when you visit its unique museums. Art from around the world finds its way to the art museum, delighting visitors with a variety of exhibits. It is not uncommon to find fantastic displays centering on Russian or American art, in pastels or posters. Things can get a little rocky when you visit the geology museum, but in a good way. A small, well-kept home to hundreds of gems and minerals await visitors here. Quartz, malachite, and arrowheads are a small part of the offerings.