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Popular Raritan Apartments
Somerset, New Jersey, 08873
Studio/1 BedroomUp to $1,300
2 BedroomsUp to $1,550
Raritan, New Jersey, 08869
1 Bedroom$1,595 - $1,925
2 Bedrooms$2,050 - $2,450
Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854
1 Bedroom$1,379 - $1,464
2 Bedrooms$1,578 - $1,653
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
1 Bedroom$1,663 - $2,065
2 Bedrooms$2,184 - $2,633
3 Bedrooms$2,678 - $2,823
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Raritan apartments are expertly laid out near city attractions and appealing during all four seasons - you can find beautiful park views or dog friendly apartments available in a good number of different neighborhoods all over the city. MyNewPlace can help you find every amenity you need in your new place in Raritan - whether it is a taupe den or a kid friendly apartment.
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A Rare Kind of Town (Except in Name)
Raritan, New Jersey, not to be confused with the nearby Township of Raritan, is a small borough close to the center of the state. There are around 7,000 people who call this town home. With such a small population, newcomers won't feel lost in the crowd when they arrive. Apartment renters who move here will love the peace and quiet of this countryside borough.
Where Apartments are a Rarity
There aren't a lot of people who live in Raritan so it should come as no surprise that it can be hard to find an apartment here. In this kind of town, people tend to set down roots and stick around for the long haul. When they do open up, apartments rates in town can be competitive, so be sure to use our apartment finder to lock up the best price on the place you want. Take a look at the table above to see what apartments are currently renting for in Raritan.
Every year, the people of Raritan get together to celebrate the life and sacrifice of local hero, Manila John Basilone. This Marine fought in WWII and held off 3,000 Japanese soldiers with the help of only two other men at the battle of Guadalcanal. Though he never made it home from the war, dying tragically at the battle of Iwo Jima, his memory lives on in the town he grew up in. Renters should be sure to make it down to the Memorial Concert and Parade held in his honor every September. There's no need to pretend you know all the local history when you first move to Raritan. Feel free to ask your neighbors about Basilone. They’ll be happy to share their town's history with you.
A Breath of Fresh Air
If you're the type of renter who can't stand to stay indoors, there are a number of places around Raritan that you'll need to be sure to visit. They don't call New Jersey the Garden State for nothing and in Raritan, you'll be surrounded by plenty of beautiful open spaces. Six Mile Run, the Great Swamp, the Round Valley Reservoir, and the Black River Wildlife Management Area are some of the larger parks in the county. Just down the road, renters will also find the Sourland Mountain Preserve. This area has been left as close to its natural state as possible and is open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and boulder scrambling. This is a great place to spend a sunny Saturday.
The Sporty Side of Raritan
The people of Raritan make good use of their vast network of parks. There are scenic hiking trails, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields, and playgrounds. With so many parks around, most renters will likely have one within a short walk of their new apartment. Newcomers to town who are looking for an excuse to get into shape or an activity to share with their new neighbors should be sure to sign up for a sport or fitness class. Adults can play basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and other seasonal sports all year long.
If outdoor activities aren't your style, don't worry. There are still plenty of ways to stay active in Raritan and get to know your neighbors. The library serves as a gathering place for townspeople who are looking to learn a new skill or sit back and enjoy a film with the family. Renters can try their hand at a variety of arts and crafts, practice a little yoga, or get together with a few other avid readers to discuss a good book. Even if the events and classes at the library aren't to your liking, it's still a good idea to start here when you're first scoping out the city. The librarians are a great resource and they'll be able to point you in the direction of the type of fun you're looking for.
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Do most people in Raritan rely on public transportation?
3 percent of Raritan residents uses mass transit to commute to work on a daily basis, while close to 73 percent drives a private automobile. These figures would suggest that Raritan's public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired, and that's not far from the truth. There are, however, some public transit options in the area, most notably New Jersey Transit service on the Raritan Valley Line, which can be accessed at the Raritan train station.