Named one of America’s “Best Places to Live,” (Money Magazine), one to the top 100 places to live, one of America’s safest cities, one of the nation’s most livable small cities, and one of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up (US News and World Report), it’s no wonder Edison, New Jersey is such a popular place for renting apartments – and why it is the fifth most populated township in New Jersey. Edison is convenient to the Jersey Shore, Rutgers University, the Raritan River, Middlesex County College, and Menlo Park Mall.
Edison is nicknamed the “Birthplace of the Modern World,” and the town motto is “Let There Be Light.” Edison was settled in 1651, but wasn’t incorporated until 1870, when it was part of Raritan Township. It was renamed in 1954, and is named for Thomas Edison – who set up his home and research laboratory here in 1876.
Once you’ve chosen an Edison apartment for rent, be sure to take some time and visit Edison State Park, the site of Thomas Edison’s laboratory and where he invented incandescent electric light and the phonograph – two of more than 600 inventions by Edison. The park includes a museum with historic light bulbs and phonographs, souvenirs, tours, two hiking trails, and a historic tower.