South Brunswick

South Brunswick is a growing community situated on 42 square miles in southwest Middlesex County. It is about an hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.  

As of the 2010 Census the township's population was 43,417, nearly double the 25,792 counted in the 1990 Census.

Dayton, Dean, Heathcote, Kendall Park, Kingston, Franklin Township and Monmouth Junction are census-designated places and unincorporated communities located within South Brunswick Township. ranked South Brunswick Township 22nd on its 2011 list of the "Best Places to Live", featuring its picks of the best small towns in the United States, largely because of it's proximity to good employment, great school system, and availability of diverse housing opportunities, from $100,000 condos to homes over $1 million.

Much of the township's 42 square miles remain undeveloped and there are still significant amounts of wetlands, woodlands and open space within the community. The Lawrence Brook, a tributary of the Raritan River, flows through the township, as does Pigeon Swamp State Park that has 1,078 acres of undeveloped land.

The South Brunswick Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district has grown substantially in recent decades, with high school enrollment doubling to nearly 2,000 in the decade prior to 2001, and increasing by another 1,000 in the subsequent decade.

Photo:  One of the few free-flowing (undammed) sections of the Lawrence Brook - South Brunswick. Author hb123 

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