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Carteret Homes & Real Estate

View today's hottest Carteret homes for sale & real estate in Middlesex County below! Carteret is a city located at the heart of Central New Jersey that is rich with bodies of waters, making for great scenery. The town was named after George Carteret, one of the first proprietors in New Jersey. To request up-to-date information about Carteret, NJ properties for sale or to arrange a private home showing, contact your local real estate experts today. Read more about Carteret real estate.

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Carteret is a borough that sits along the coast in Eastern New Jersey. It has a population of nearly 24,000 people and stands as the 85th largest community in New Jersey. It has a high concentration of employment for those working in the math and computer industries, and visitors are attracted to the area by the scenery and activities along the coast.

There's plenty to do in terms of checking out newly developed waterfront locations and boardwalks, as well as scoping out the local parks. The city of Carteret, New Jersey is an appealing neighborhood to raise a family or enjoy retirement years. Residents can enjoy beach activities, and if they're really looking to get away, they can take a 1-hour trip to New York City. For those looking to move into a middle-class New Jersey town with diversity and lots of activities, Carteret could be the next new town to call home.

Carteret Home Prices

The home prices in Carteret, New Jersey are generally in the median range of $237,000 as a listing price. Ultimately, many homes tend to sell around the $280,000 range, which indicates that the median sale price per square foot is $146. On average, most homes sell around $130 per square foot. There's a mix of housing styles on Carteret, from your classic Cape Cod to townhomes. The market has increased by 370% in terms of homes listed from 2014 to 2015, but selling your home is a different story. The number of homes sold in April 2015 is a total of count of two — this suggests high competition in the area, and you must price competitively in order to get your home off of the market. However, the median sales price of homes in Carteret is on the rise. In April 2015, the median sale price was slightly higher at $259,000. This data indicates that the median sale price per square foots breaks down to $180 per square foot. Whatever your budget happens to be on your new home, you're likely to find a very suitable home in a safe location in Carteret.

Popular Carteret Neighborhoods

Roosevelt Ave / Washington Ave

The neighborhood of Roosevelt Ave/Washington Ave in Carteret, New Jersey, has a median real estate price of $306,510. It is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the community, and it‘s 75% more expensive than neighborhoods in the US. Roosevelt Ave/Washington Ave is a generally walkable neighborhood. It's served by the community high school, Carteret High School, and its middle school is Carteret Middle School. The neighborhood of Roosevelt Ave/Washington Ave is located west of the New Jersey turnpike and is bordered by Carteret Ave and Roosevelt Ave.


Carteret Neighborhood named Chrome has real estate prices that are higher than the community average at $317,556. The area is 52.5% more expensive than other New Jersey neighborhoods, and 76% more expensive than other neighborhoods in the US. Chrome's real estate generally consists of medium sized homes with three to four bedrooms. There's also a selection of small homes with one bedrooms available, along with apartment complexes and high rise apartments. The majority of Chrome homes are older, well established, and built in the 1940s-1960s era. There was also a rush of new homes developed between 1970-1999.


The neighborhood of Borough has a median homes sales price of $266,113. It's more expensive than 33.9% of other neighborhoods in New Jersey, but slightly less expensive than other Carteret neighborhoods such as Chrome and Roosevelt Ave. The Carteret Borough center is an urban neighborhood and is located west of the New Jersey turnpike. Willow Street, Middlesex Ave, and Carteret Avenue border the area and create the distinct neighborhood. This area is an excellent location for college students to live, and its perks include high safety ratings and walkability.

Port Carteret Road / Lafayette Street

The New Jersey Turnpike, the Rahway River, Roosevelt Ave, and Peter J Sica Industrial Highway border the neighborhood of Port Carteret Road/ Lafayette Street. It's a small community with the median real estate price averaging at $260,386. This price is less expensive than 68.2% of other New Jersey neighborhoods. The area is primarily made up of small studio apartments, two bedroom homes, apartment buildings, and single-family homes with two to three bedrooms. The homes were built between 1940 and 1969, but another new wave of homes were built between 2000 and present day.

West Carteret

The New Jersey Turnpike, the Rahway River, and Blair Road border the neighborhood of West Carteret. It's in close proximity to multiple parks and a wildlife preserve, and has more South American and Slovak people living in it than any other neighborhood in the country. The median real estate price is $226,840, which is 78% less expensive than other New Jersey neighborhoods. Many of the homes in West Carteret are owner occupied, and the homes were generally built between 1940-1960. Demand for real estate in this area is above average for the US, which indicates a possible demand for price increases or new construction.

Carteret Utility Information

  • Water & Sewer: 732-634-1500
  • Electricity: 1-800-436-7734
  • Natural Gas: 1-800-242-5830
  • Phone Landline service: 1-800-934-6489
  • Internet, Phone & Cable Television: 1-800-934-6489
  • Garbage Services: 732-541-3881

Carteret City & Public Services

  • Administrative Offices: 732-541-3801
  • Animal Control: 973-388-9126
  • Business Licenses (City): 732-541-3800
  • City Hall: 732-541-3801
  • Codes Administration: 732-541-3810
  • Codes Inspection: 732-541-3810
  • Economic and Community Development: 732-541-3835
  • Emergency Management Office: 732-541-4007
  • Finance Department: 732-541-3820
  • Fire Department: 732-541-8000
  • Mayor's Office: 732-541-3801
  • Parks and Recreation: 732-541-3885
  • Police Department: 911 or Phone: 732-541-4181
  • Library: 732-541-3830

Carteret School Information

  • Carteret School District: 732-541-8960

Carteret is served by one primary high school, Carteret High School, one middle school, and three elementary schools. The school district of Carteret has a student-to-teacher ratio of 13-1.

Carteret Real Estate Agents

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