East Brunswick has plenty of options when it comes to entertaining, from Broadway shows at Playhouse 22 to parks full of fun. Running paths, tennis courts, nature trails and kiddie parks are just a few of the plethora of options offered. And Crystal Springs Family Waterpark, which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a wide variety of surprises for the big event.
“This year, we are providing some more programming, including swim lessons through the YMCA, youth parties, arts and crafts programs, family swim nights, movies in the park, a dog day at the park when we close in September and some other 25th anniversary surprises,” said Mike Reissner, director, Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Services.
Seniors looking to stay engaged can get active at the Senior Center and Department of Aging. The department runs a full schedule of programs and services for seniors. There are courses, hot lunches, intergenerational classes with the kids in school, free tax services, State Health Insurance Program counseling, season parties and many other programs. And for those who cannot make it there on their own, there are buses that can pick up residents.
The township isn’t just alluring to residents and visitors. It’s also attracting plenty of businesses, with more than 50 new businesses coming to the Route 18 corridor alone during 2017 and 2018. That number is expected to rise in the coming months.
“We’ve had a noticeable upswing in businesses coming to our main commercial corridor over the past couple of years with major retailers like HomeGoods, Burlington and Aldi’s choosing to open new stores here,” said Jonathan Sternesky, economic development officer for the township of East Brunswick. “Realistically, with our residents, central location and easy access to major transportation arteries, we expect that trend to continue.”
Located near open fields, away from Route 18 but easily accessible from exits 8A and 9 on the turnpike, sits one of East Brunswick’s newest jewels, the Park Chateau. Reminiscent of Versailles, this venue was so highly rated after its first wedding season, that it currently sits in the top 20 places to have a wedding in New Jersey. People literally come from all over the country to East Brunswick just to have their weddings there.
Bustling with business and ideal for all ages, the township of East Brunswick is the ideal place to live, work and play.
By Brooke Payne
Present Day East Brunswick Demographics
Population (2017) 48,840
Educational Attainment (2012-17)
High school graduate or higher, percentage of persons 25+94.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percentage of persons 25+53.4%
Median Household Income (2012-16) $101,435
Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing (2012-17) $379,800