Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Carteret is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,682. Carteret is in Middlesex County. Living in Carteret offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carteret there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Carteret and residents tend to be liberal.
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Working in Carteret
I like Carteret because of its people, diversity everywhere and the most welcoming of people. The schools are improving every single day and the teachers are amazing too. There's also a lot of construction going on, which will make living in Carteret even better. There will be a ferry going to New York and a medical center. I honestly can't find anything wrong with Carteret, some areas do need a lot more improvements because they can be unsafe but that is in any community. Overall, great for families! Also, because Amazon moved one of its headquarters near here there's an abundance of jobs.
It is a quiet little town. Safe overall and has good neighbors. Has 3 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school which provide a good education!
Carteret NJ could be elucidated by one thing; that attribute being a serene environment, with a perfect mix of aircraft turbulence! Sure the aviation tremors are sporadic and trivial, but it reminds one of the industrial, technological age we live in! The neighborhoods are replete with law abiding citizens, obviously every place has its blighted areas, so beware and avoid those. The parks are clean and fun to hang around in, or kick the ball about. The shopping centers are perfectly located, you can literally walk to a nearby store to buy groceries, all shopping centers are within walking distant for those that feel inconvenienced by gas prices and or don’t have an available automobile. The schools aren’t as impressive as the ambiance, but suburban perfection more than makes up for it.