Piscataway, the fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey
Piscataway was founded in 1666 and officially incorporated in
1798. The town has grown from an Indian
territory, through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest
settlement of the Atlantic seacoast which eventually led to the formation of
the United States.
This diverse community has a fair percentage of apartments, townhomes and condominiums, though most housing accommodations are single family dwellings. The township was named by MONEY magazine in 2014 as one of the best place to live in the United States. Mentioned was the prestigious history of the community and noted also that 190+ buildings on Rutgers campuses are located in Piscataway. The township has a highly educated workforce; 93.5% are High School graduates or higher.
Since the opening of Interstate 287 in 1960, the township has proven a highly desirable location for suburban development. In addition many FORTUNE 500 companies are located there. Despite the Township's growth, Piscataway has maintained its friendly welcoming atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.