Apartments for Rent in Somerset, NJ(show city information)
Somerset, New Jersey is situated between the city of New Brunswick and the more rural southern section of Franklin Township. Here, the neighborhoods vary from tightly packed urban areas to sprawling tree-lined suburban developments – both offering a selection of Somerset apartments for rent. Somerset is a draw for young professionals because of its up-and-coming neighborhoods, nearby shopping and close proximity to Manhattan.
Somerset forms the northeast quadrant of the 47-square-mile Franklin Township in Somerset County and is home to three-fourths of the township’s 51,000 residents. Besides having available Somerset apartments for rent, Somerset also encompasses its own business district as well as major cultural attractions and an 18-hole golf course.
Nearby Trenton, NJ, the capital of New Jersey, also offers diverse neighborhoods as well as Cadwalader Park, a city park designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – most famous for designing New York City’s Central Park. Trenton is popular with residents because portions of Trenton are part of an “Urban Enterprise Zone,” which allows shoppers to take advantage of a reduced three-and-a-half percent sales tax rate (versus the seven percent rate charged statewide).