Most Walkable Neighborhoods Near Perth Amboy, NJ
Situated in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Perth Amboy is a small town in the middle of the action. With only about 51,390 people as of the 2019 population estimate, it has experienced a small but steady growth over the last decade. The 2010 Census indicated 50,814 residents called the town home. However, the community is part of the huge Metropolitan New York City footprint.
Perth Amboy offers residents the best of both worlds. Being part of the New York area means quick access to various restaurants, career opportunities, and world-class entertainment. However, as a smaller town, it has a lower cost of living and more affordable housing than many parts of the metro. But before relocating to Perth Amboy to a condo near Perth Amboy's beaches or Perth Amboy's new housing, here are a few things to know about the most walkable neighborhoods in Perth Amboy to keep in mind while house-hunting.
- High neighborhood walkability
- Multiple public bus transit stops
- Dozens of specialty shops, grocery stores, and other destinations
- Green spaces with nice trees
Downtown Perth Amboy serves as the major commercial area of the city and features an Urban Enterprise Zone to encourage investment. The community has invested heavily to improve the local facades, providing Victorian streetlights, sitting benches, redbrick walkways, and greenery such as sidewalk trees. The Downtown Perth Amboy population is about 4,400 residents. The median rent for the community is $1,091, which is slightly more affordable than the average for the entire city, which is $1,136. Detached housing in the downtown area has an average estimated value of $478,000, with townhomes about half that price at $241,000.
Around 11.3% of residents walk to work. The higher percentage of pedestrians is likely due to the foot-traveler accessibility of the neighborhood, with a Walk Score of 96 out of 100.
State Street Amenities
- Many apartment buildings and homes have views of the water
- Lots of beachfront green space nearby
- Views of the New York City skyline
- Many restaurants, bars, and more within walking distance
Directly north of the downtown area, the State Street neighborhood of Perth Amboy has Fayette Street to the south and the Arthur Kill River to the east. The west and north boundaries occur on a diagonal that ends right before the Edward J Patten Elementary School. The median price for homes in the community is $315,000, placing it among the more affordable areas of the state. Rental costs for the neighborhood average around $2,154 each month, around the mid-range for New Jersey.
Much of this neighborhood exists along the riverfront, and there are plenty of sites for views of the water and New York City skyline. Nearly 6,000 inhabitants call this area home. Around 9% of workers walk to their jobs, and the local walkability rating is 88. The community also scores in the mid-ranges in terms of access to public transportation and biking.
State Street Hotspots
Southwestern Perth Amboy
Southwestern Perth Amboy Amenities
- Amphitheater Park
- Lots of beachfront green spaces
- Many homes or apartment buildings offer views of the river
- Riverview Bridge Outlook park
With a population of about 7,230 residents, Southwestern Perth Amboy is another very walkable community. In fact, it scores an 86 out of 100. Those without personal vehicles will also enjoy that access to transit and biking fall at about the mid-range. The neighborhood extends just past Elm Street to the east and uses Convery Blvd and Florida Grove Rd as the western borders. The northern border is just under Sayre Ave, and the community continues to the Raritan River to the south.
The median listing for homes in this area is about $350,000, with a general price per sq ft of $198. Those purchasing homes soon may have a great investment, as prices increased 12% in the last year.
Southwestern Perth Amboy Hotspots
The Waterfront Amenities
- Several parks, including International and 2nd Street
- Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens
- Numerous areas for fishing or boating
- Plenty of waterfront greenery for walking or relaxing
The community known as The Waterfront exists at the meeting place of the Raritan and Authur Kill rivers. It's the site of the Brighton Avenue and High Street Municipal Fishing Piers, as well as a long stretch of riverfront green space. The community borders Southwestern, Downtown, and State Street neighborhoods to the north. Because it borders two bodies of water, a large portion of apartment buildings and houses in the area either overlook the water or the parks nearby.
The community has a walking score of 77, with transit and bike scores around 45. Much of the real estate in The Waterfront is midsize homes, with a median sale price of $310,000. The average price per square foot is $167. However, buyers can find houses available for anywhere between $185,000 to nearly $500,000.
The Waterfront Hotspots
Amboy Avenue Amenities
- Quick access to NJ-440 or Convery Blvd
- Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy
- Several area public and private schools
- Many restaurants or other destinations within walking distance
Amboy Avenue is a landlocked neighborhood sandwiched between the Southwestern neighborhood and NJ-440 to the north. The western border is set by Convery Blvd, while eastern boundaries are near West Side Ave and Dillman Lane. The area has a walkability score of 81 out of 100, followed by a transit score of 41 and a bike score of 51. With more than 10,000 residents, it's one of the largest neighborhoods in the city.
The median real estate price within the community is about $368,000, and the average monthly rental cost is $1,901. Homes in the area were built during several time periods ranging from the 1940s to the turn of the century.
Amboy Avenue Hotspots
Amboy Avenue Shopping
Amboy Avenue Nightlife
Amboy Avenue Cafés
- Margarita's Deli
Get Some Fresh Air in Perth Amboy
Perth Amboy has some of the best and most affordable waterfront homes in the region. The city has carefully created a layout that includes plenty of walkable streets and green spaces for relaxing along the river. Those that want to live within the footprint of New York City with a lower economic cost of living would do well to check these neighborhoods.
If you'd like to live in one of Perth Amboy's most walkable neighborhoods, contact The Dekanski Home Selling Team of RE/MAX 1st Advantage with New Jersey Real Estate Network at (800) 691-0485 to get in touch with local real estate agents who are familiar with Perth Amboy's neighborhoods and can help discover the perfect fit for you.