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  • Lisa Pascarello
    RE/MAX Dreams
    If you would like to attend this event in Edison with your children it will be a fun day for sure!
    Annual Fishing Derby is scheduled to take place on June 17th at the Lake at Roosevelt Park, located on Parsonage Road. It is a free event rain or shine!

    Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and fishing starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be awards for age groups 4-7, 8-10 and 11-14. First, second and third place prizes for each age group and the longest fish wins!

    Bring your own poles, equipment and bait. It is a catch and release event. Come and enjoy this fun family event!
  • Rosario Panzarella
    RE/MAX Platinum
    If you are in and around Edison and you are looking for above average Chinese food, do yourself a huge favor and come to Jade Dynasty. I have been getting takeout there for more than 11 years now and they are constantly super yummy. I must admit I am rather hooked on the Steamed Dumplings in hot sesame oil. OMG you never had anything like this, and the rest of the dishes do not disappoint. The General Tao's Chicken is not overwhelmingly spicy and is also another favorite. When dining in, the staff are very, very nice and extremely attentive; you would think you are dining at a five star snooty restaurant without the high price tag. Don’t hesitate to drop in for some of their legendary Egg Drop Soup when the weather gets nippy; it is warms your soul kind of good soup. Now with a high tech order online website, Jade Dynasty is a keeper on speed dial for sure.
  • Jacquie Zuvich
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Metuchen
    Edison is a community that loves to be active outside. There's so many local parks and options for hiking, biking, and playing outside. You'll find something close by for every outdoor activity.

    If you're into basketball, Bernard L. Dwyer Park, Edison Woods Park, and Gateway Park all have basketball courts. Full-size football fields can be found in Papaianni Lake Park, Schenkmeyer Park, and the new Shamrock Park on Shamrock Way. (Papaianni Lake and Bernard L. Dwyer also have full soccer fields). Tennis is popular in this area, and there's no shortage of dedicated facilities with plenty of courts. There are two in the Portland Street Tennis Courts, four at the North Eight Tennis Courts, and eight at the Oak Tree Tennis Courts.

    If you're out with the family and just looking for a playground, you've got tons of options. This is just a partial list of Edison parks with playgrounds: Beatrice Parkway, Blossom/Ellmyer Parks, Dudash Park, North Edison Park, and the Stelton Community Center (the site of many of Edison's events). Or if you're up for a nice picnic, the Papaianni Lake Park, Minnie B. Veal/Elder Park, and Yelencsics Park on Woodbridge Avenue all have picnic areas with tables and a grill.

    Most of Edison's parks have some sort of trail or walkway for those interested in a simple stroll. Getting out and enjoying nature is one of life's great pleasures. Edison's many parks and recreational venues are a great place to do it!
  • Jacquie Zuvich
    RE/MAX Competitive Edge Metuchen
    Edison is a growing, 100,000+ community. There are tons of recreational activities available for the whole family. The Edison Recreation Department has a host of events slated for 2015.

    This past June 29 through August 7, the Edison Summer Playground Program gave children ages 5 to 12 a chance to visit one of Edison's many parks and participate in arts & crafts, games, dance, drama, and science activities. It's a combination of fun and learning that serves as a chance to keep young minds sharp over the summer weeks. There's a 4th of July celebration hosted by the mayor, with fireworks lighting up Papaianni Lake Park. Also, Edison loves to get into the holiday spirit, with annual Halloween and Christmas Dances for the disabled, a Halloween Festival/Fair, and a Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    In addition to these, the Recreation Department hosts planned trips in the summertime to nearby attractions. This year, there were trips to the Philadelphia Zoo on 7/8/15, out to the new Yankee Stadium on 7/17/15 and 8/21/15, and Dorney Park (a theme park in Allentown, PA) on 7/29/15, as well as many others. All of these are just a small sample of what Edison has to offer!
  • Melanie McCann-Mott
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    With single family homes generally starting in the low $200's, South Edison has continued to attract first-time home buyers. From an easy commute via bus, train, or highway, to excellent shopping, a plethora of 5-star casual and fine dining, community recreation, parks and special events. South Edison has been and remains a great choice for many.
  • Edgar Dillon
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    Have you ever been stumped by the question of what makes your town of Edison, New Jersey so special? Perhaps you've also been approached with a question concerning the history of this magnificent town. Today, I will give you some insight as to the origins of Edison and just a few key points to keep in mind when holding a conversation about your hometown.

    Edison was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century; although many findings such as arrowheads of Native Americans and skull fragments from the Stone Age clearly point to other prehistoric settlements. In 1689 the first school opened up in what is today the Oak Tree Section. In the year of 1789, George Washington traveled on Old Post Road to his inauguration in New York City. In March of 1870, the area became part of Raritan Township (formed from Woodbridge and Piscataway townships). In the year of 1964, John P. Stevens High School opened up. Fast forward to the modern times, Jun H. Choi became the youngest mayor in Edison history when he was elected to office in 2005. The current mayor of Edison is Thomas Lankey.

    One unique aspect about Edison is that it is home to Thomas Alva Edison's famous Menlo Park Laboratory which was established in 1876. Thomas Edison is an innovator and inventor, famous for developing the first practical light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera. Edison, also known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," said that he preferred the Edison location because it was one of the highest points between Philadelphia and New York. In 1937, the Edison Memorial Tower was put up in the city to honor Thomas Edison's service.

    Today, the 32-square mile township of Edison of Middlesex County has more than 100,000 residents. To complement the large and diverse body of residents, the town has many points of interest as well as places to see. There are extensive park systems including the breath-taking Roosevelt Park as well as Papaianni Park. Furthermore, there are two golf courses as well as two train stations. There are also about fifteen neighborhood shopping centers. All in all, the town of Edison has reached great heights ever since its first establishment.
  • Edgar Dillon
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    Are you craving a filling and scrumptious meal and want to dive deeper into the cuisines of Edison, New Jersey? If that is so, read right on! According to the rankings offered by TripAdvisor, the five top-rated restaurants of Edison (ranked first to last out of a total of 209) are Tastee Sub Shop, LouCas, Harold's New York Deli, Edison Pizza and the Edison Family Restaurant.

    Here is a hint of information as to what each of them has to offer. Tastee Sub Shop specializes in providing a fresh variety of subs and unique sides. Even Barack Obama himself could not resist passing on an order when the president paid a visit to town. As opposed to the "fresh, fast, [and] affordable" sub shop, LouCas is an elite Italian restaurant that places a "special emphasis on seafood." Harold's New York Deli, is not just any typical deli. Aside from featuring the world's largest pickle bar, it offers a mouthwatering assortment of triple decker sandwiches, giant hot dogs, dinner items like Stuffed Cabbage, appetizing dessert and much more. Reading further into the rankings, Edison Pizza has been offering quality service 1967 and employs old-fashioned family recipes in the crafting of its pizza, rolls, hot and cold cut sandwiches, pasta, cheese steaks, sweets and many more mouth-watering items.

    Last but most definitely not the least is the Edison Family Restaurant. Famously known for its world's best oatmeal, the cozy eatery presents hundreds of other items including breakfast specialties, club sandwiches, sizzling entrees, and home-made soups. Here is where I conclude with the sneak peeks of what Edison has to offer. The only reason you may not be hungry by now is if you ate a few minutes ago. But, why not top that meal off with a delicious dessert?
  • Edgar Dillon
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    Jump into a world of thrill and excitement at Edison's newly built Rebounderz. I always have a terrific time with my child at this indoor trampoline arena located on 76 Carter Drive. The atmosphere is perfect for hosting a birthday party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, graduation party and so much more. Rebounderz is an amusing and safe place that will put a smile on your face while giving you a significant workout. Rebounderz contains a 24,000 square feet open jump arena and a foam pit jumper. Moreover, you can play air dodgeball and score some dunks at the basketball slam area. One factor that Rebounderz prides itself in is safety. Quality safety features include new trampolines, highly skilled staff, and protective gear. This place is one reason why crowds of visitors come to the family-friendly and cozy town of Edison, New Jersey. The popularity of Rebounderz has even earned it 18,000+ likes on Facebook! So what are you waiting for? Jump in on the fun!
  • Edgar Dillon
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    If you are considering moving to New Jersey, you should most definitely read on to find out many reasons as to why Edison is one of the most optimal places to move into. If you are currently a resident of Edison, you should still read on to be even more informed about your town.

    Located in the center of New Jersey, Edison is within proximity to other towns such as Woodbridge, Clark, and New Brunswick. Just as its position in the heart of the state suggests, Edison is a melting pot for people of all cultures and ethnicities. One of the first factors that we consider when moving is how well we are going to fit into the community. When it comes to Edison, this is but one factor that you need not preoccupy your mind with. No matter what your background is, you will surely find your niche.

    Safety is another factor that plays a key role in the decision making process of whether or not a family or individual wants to move into a certain town. Fortunately, Edison has extremely low and rare crime rates (another factor that you need not worry about). Obviously the layout of the town and what it has to offer is the other major player. In Edison, there are various locations to suit all your desires, should you need more serene places or those that are in the center of life.

    When it comes to school systems, there are elementary, middle, and high schools for the northern and southern sides of Edison. John P. Stevens High School, in particular, is a nationally ranked learning institution that offers a challenging curriculum. There are also several private schools, both religiously affiliated ones and those that are not, such as Wardlaw Hartridge and St. Helena's.

    As for the entertainment aspect there is plenty that Edison has to offer. One luxurious and major shopping center is Menlo Park Mall that contains various high-end retailers such as Guess, Armani Exchange, Swarovski, Nordstrom and so much more. Located on the second floor of the mall is grand food court of great variety. Alongside the mall is an AMC dine-in theater and the always lively CUPS frozen yogurt lounge. Restaurants are another wonderful asset of Edison...simply because there are so many of them to choose from. Some of the dining places include the Cheesecake Factory, Applebee's, Panera Bread, Edison Diner, Macaroni Grill and so much more. There are also loads of parks, including the eye-catching Roosevelt Park that contains a lavish lake, playground, skating rink, basketball court, tennis courts and more.

    Last but not least, the transportation systems in Edison deserve a grand amount of applause. Edison is conveniently positioned near major roadways such as Routes 1, 27 and 287 and is minutes away from the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Furthermore, there are loads of bus routes available and there are three train stations (Metropark and Edison Train Stations [located on the northern and southern ends of the town] and the Metuchen Train Station). All in all, Edison is one neighborhood worth moving into if you want the perfect combination of serenity and entertainment as well as accessibility, safety, and friendliness.
  • Edgar Dillon
    RE/MAX Diamond, Realtors I
    When it comes to estimating whether or not a property will degrade in value, many people tend to focus on classic qualities such as the look of the house, the initial price or the town. When it comes to Edison and Metuchen Townships, the properties in these cities, positioned in the heart of New Jersey, rarely fluctuate in value no matter the market conditions.

    Two key attributes that distinguish Edison and Metuchen properties are the school and transportation systems. Located within minutes of major roadways including routes 1, 27, and 287, Edison and Metuchen townships are also within proximity to the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. Conveniently located are also the Metuchen and Metropark train stations as well as various bus stops scattered all over the towns.

    When it comes to education, Metuchen and Edison townships offer competitive public as well as private school systems. North Edison's John P. Stevens High School has been nationally ranked and annually acquires recognition from College Board for Outstanding Advanced Placement testing performance. Moreover, there are plenty of private schools including Wardlaw-Hartridge and the Metuchen Christian Academy. Thus, whether or not you have children you will soon be sending off to school or if you work in the city, the lively Edison and Metuchen townships ensure convenience, safety, and entertainment.

    Aside from having exceptional transportation and education systems, you can venture through the shops of downtown Metuchen or through the luxurious Menlo Park Mall. Should you feel like exercising or basking in some serene scenery, Woodwild and Roosevelt Parks are at your convenience. With such perks at hand, it is to no surprise that buying a home in Edison or Metuchen is a good investment for the properties will most likely not devalue over time.
  • Bruce Parker
    RE/MAX Best Realty Highland Park
    Hollywood Night Cruisers Car Club is a fun time for all car buffs to show off their cars! Whether you own a car that can be displayed or just enjoy unique cars, the Hollywood Night Cruisers Car Club is a great event for you. Edison has always been a car persons town. Englishtown Raceway is near by and many auto plant workers lived and worked in Edison when the Ford Plant was open (now closed). The car show is a great way to enjoy a summer night in a fun environment!

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