Are you considering moving to Edison, New Jersey? Named after the famous inventor Thomas Edison who worked at Menlo Park, the city is the fifth most populous municipality in New Jersey. With a diverse community, a large commercial and industrial presence and important standing in American history, it’s understandable why Edison, NJ, has been acknowledged as one of Money’s “Best Places to Live” and as one of “America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up” by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about life in Edison, NJ, including local schools, weather and things to do and see.

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Year Founded: 1651

Population as of 2015: 102,701

Land Area (sq. miles): 29.9

Median Age: 38

Median Household Income: $91,881

Median Home Price: $361,700

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 72° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 42° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 48 inches
  • Snowfall: 28 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Business, entertainment and e-commerce have seen positive growth, while large manufacturing has seen a decline in employment opportunities in the last decade.

Major Employers: Majesco Entertainment, FedEx, UPS, Newegg, Zylog Systems and


  • Public Schools of Edison Township:
    • 4 preschools serving 1,273 students
    • 13 elementary schools serving 7,908 students
    • 4 middle schools serving 3,330 students
    • 3 high schools serving 4,260 students
  • 21 private schools serving 4,011 student
  • Universities and Colleges within 15 miles of Edison, NJ:

Nearest Major City: Approximately 25 miles to NYC.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WNYE (91.5) Public Radio
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM) Adult Contemporary
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits Radio
  • WNEW (102.7 FM) Adult Contemporary
  • WKTU (103.5 FM) Top 40 Radio

Public Transit: New Jersey Transit (bus and rail)

Parks, Beaches and Other Recreation:

  • For an enjoyable day outdoors and a dose of history, check out Oak Tree Pond, a beautiful park and the site of the Battle of Short Hills, a battle which occurred during the Revolutionary War. Or take a trip to Roosevelt Park, the oldest park in Middlesex County and home to the Veterans Memorial. Here you’ll find a family skating rink, tennis, basketball and softball courts, picnic groves, playgrounds, fishing, Plays in the Park and the infamous fountain sculpture entitled “Light Dispelling Darkness.”
  • Golf fan? Plainfield Country Club is an exquisite private golf course that has hosted major events such as the U.S. Women’s Open, The Barclays golf tournament and the first PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoff event.
  • Total foodie? Visit Edison’s Farmers Market, where you can get a taste of local fruits and produce, as well as tasty treats from local vendors.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park will expand your historical knowledge and teach you about the fascinating life of Thomas Alva Edison, including his significant accomplishments (the incandescent lamp, the electric railway, the phonograph) and the impact he had on modern research and development.
  • The Fall Family Spectacular is an annual street and craft held along Amboy Avenue. With local vendors and merchants, two stages of live entertainment, a motorcycle and car show, a variety of delicious foods, pony rides and a petting zoo, it’s bound to be a day the whole family will enjoy.
  • The Edison Arts Society will get your creative juices flowing through acting, music, dance and visual arts programs.
  • Plays in the Park is a 54-year-old event where you can see shows such as The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, South Pacific and Rapunzel.
  • The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is New Jersey’s No. 1 showplace with an ever-changing calendar of events.
  • The Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert is an evening of high-energy entertainment that you can enjoy for free in Roosevelt Park.

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