Why Live in Matawan
Matawan is a very desirable place to live within Monmouth County for those who commute to and from New York City. Matawan is within easy access to NJ Transit and area highways. The Aberdeen-Matawan train station is conveniently located to Route 35 and the PNC Arts Center.
Matawan appeals to a wide variety of residents, partly because of an excellent transportation network but also for its wealth of natural resources, including two lakes and the Matawan Creek as well as being only a few miles from the Jersey Shore beaches.
Just 2.4 square miles in size, Matawan is informally divided into several neighborhoods largely defined by its two lakes, Lefferts and Matawan, and the two major highways that bisect Matawan, Routes 79 and 34. The Matawan-Aberdeen station serves most of western Monmouth County, offering a direct line to New York City, with commuting times ranging from 59 to 70 minutes.
Matawan borders both Aberdeen and Marlboro Townships in Monmouth County, as well as Old Bridge Township located in Middlesex County.
Matawan is also just off Exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway, which, depending upon traffic, takes you to New York City in 50 to 60 minutes.
Residents like living in Matawan because “it is a lovely town, very quiet area to live in, lots to do and see and just a beautiful community”.