Metuchen Homes for Sale

Looking for that small-town feeling while living in the shadow of the big city? Then Metuchen is the place for you. A haven for commuters because of its train station, as well as its close proximity to most major New Jersey highways, Metuchen offers one of the more desirable communities in Central New Jersey.


The NJ Transit Train Station is a major factor in Metuchen’s popularity with New York’s Penn Station less than an hour ride away. In addition, Metuchen is in close proximity to the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287, Route 1, and Route 27.

The small-town spirit is embodied in Metuchen’s central downtown area with its mixture of restaurants and shops. With an area of just 2.7 square miles, the downtown is within walking distance from all parts of Metuchen.

Metuchen also boasts a long history with the town having been settled in the early 1700s before being officially incorporated in 1900. Nicknamed the “Brainy Borough,” Metuchen was named after the Lenni Lenape Indian chief Matouchin. The town grew in the mid 1800s when it became a stop on the train line between New York City and points south.

With my family moving to Metuchen from New York City over 30 years ago, I have an in-depth knowledge of the town. We first moved to the Jefferson Park Condominiums before building a house to live in on High Street, close to the Metuchen YMCA. I can personally vouch for the friendly people and the pleasant feel of Metuchen.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about living in Metuchen.

Zip Code(s):  08840
2010 Population (% Change Since 2000) - Rank in New Jersey (Out of 566 Municipalities):
   13,574 (+5.7%) - 86th largest
Total Area:  2.7 square miles
   NJ Transit Train: Metuchen Station (Northeast Corridor Line); NJ Transit Bus: #810 (New Brunswick-Woodbridge Center), #813 (Perth Amboy-Middlesex CC), #819 (Piscataway-Middlesex Mall)
New Jersey Monthly 2010 Public High School Ranking (Out of 322):
   Metuchen High School - #54
Estimated Median Household Income:  $88,864
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Average Residential Sale Price (Past 12 Months):  $388,752
Residential Sales Price to List Price Ratio (Past 12 Months):  94.61%
Average Days on Market for Residential Sales (Past 12 Months):  75