Edison Homes for Sale

With a reported population of 99,967 in the 2010 Census, Edison Township ranks as the fifth-largest municipality in the state of New Jersey. While large in size, Edison maintains a suburban feel with the population spread over almost 31 square miles.


Due to its large population and close proximity to major transportation, Edison is known as a hub of New Jersey. Edison features two stops on New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line – Metropark Station and Edison Station. Metropark, which is actually just over the border in Iselin, is the busiest of all of New Jersey Transit’s non-terminal stations with 7,620 average weekday boardings. In addition, the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287, Route 1, and Route 27 all either pass through or in close proximity to Edison.

Originally known as Raritan Township, the name was changed to Edison in 1954 in honor of Thomas Alva Edison. The famed inventor based his laboratory in the Menlo Park section of Edison and is said to have developed the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph there, among many other inventions.

The township is marked by a wide diversity of neighborhoods and people including a large Asian population. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Edison is 44% white, 43% Asian, and 8% Hispanic. The concentration of Asian residents is the third highest in New Jersey after Palisades Park and Plainsboro.

Edison boasts a respected education system that includes 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. The two high schools area J.P. Stevens High School in North Edison and Edison High School in the south part of the township.

Middlesex County College – a two-year community college – is also located in Edison along with two county parks in Roosevelt Park and Thomas A. Edison Park. Also, Edison’s Raritan Center is one of the largest industrial parks in the Eastern United States.

According to the official Township of Edison website, “Our high achieving public schools, central location, vibrant business environment and diverse community make Edison a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

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Zip Code(s):  08817, 08818, 08820, 08837
2010 Population (% Change Since 2000) - Rank in New Jersey (Out of 566 Municipalities):
   99,967 (+2.3%) - 5th largest
Total Area:  30.7 square miles
   NJ Transit Train: Edison Station (Northeast Corridor Line), Metropark Station (Northeast Corridor Line); Amtrak Train: Metropark Station; NJ Transit Bus: #62 (Newark-Perth Amboy), #801/804/805 (Metropark Loops), #810 (New Brunswick-Woodbridge Center), #813 (Perth Amboy-Middlesex CC), #814 (North Brunswick-Middlesex CC), #819 (Piscataway-Middlesex Mall); Suburban Transit Bus: #702 (South Plainfield-Atlantic City)
New Jersey Monthly 2010 Public High School Ranking (Out of 322):
   J.P. Stevens High School - #65, Edison High School - #169
Estimated Median Household Income:  $83,891
Town Website:  www.edisonnj.org
Average Residential Sale Price (Past 12 Months):  $362,553
Residential Sales Price to List Price Ratio (Past 12 Months):  94.89%
Average Days on Market for Residential Sales (Past 12 Months):  69