Month: May 2012

Metuchen Real Estate: OPEN HOUSE

Deborah Kerr and The Kerr Team
Are Proud to Present:

AN OPEN HOUSE

Metuchen Real EstateAt this Beautiful Piece of Metuchen Real Estate
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
From 1pm – 4pm
At 285 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ 08840

Interested in Buying a Home in Metuchen?

Well this Piece of Metuchen Real Estate is Ideal for a Family and Ready for it’s new owners. Being Metuchen, this home is located so convientently from downtown Metuchen, with access to shopping, eateries, bars and access to New York City. This house is also located close to all major highways, Route 1 (In case you’re interested in driving directly to Florida), I-95 (Though in Jersey, we call that the Turnpike, also in case you want to drive to Florida), The Garden State Parkway (The Gateway to the Jersey Shore) and 287 (Also known as 287).  This centerfold-esq piece of Metuchen Real Estate is also perfect for the people who love to walk, run or bike as Metuchen is a very walkable town, with various trails and great parks that makes Metuchen an extremely scerenic town to enjoy while you excercise. This gorgeous home is sure to make your friends and family members jealous everytime you host a dinner party.

Center Hall Colonial Metuchen

Excellent location in Metuchen! Center hall Colonial with a spacious floor plan! Formal living room and dining room. Large sun-drenched eat-in kitchen with 2 pantries, family room with wood burning fireplace. French doors lead to a bonus den. Sliders to a huge deck and lush yard perfect for entertaining. The master suite features a full updated bath, vanity and walk in closet. The remaining bedrooms are very spacious with plenty of closet space. The full basement and 1 car garage just add to the convenience. Truly a WONDERFUL home that must be seen!

Or Check Out a Virtual Tour: http://tour.previsite.com/37C03EAF-CCB7-2D1B-673E-2998F0CC1BC1

For More Information on this or any other property,
Contact Deborah Kerr

Cell – 732-910-1682
Office- 732-549-1998
Website: http://debkerr.com/285-middlesex-ave.asp

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Edison Location and Transportation

 

Strategically situated within Middlesex County, this location Metuchen a smart move with a simple commute to New York City. Edison is located less than two miles from a number of the state’s major arteries, which include the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287, U.S. Highway 1 and State Highway 27, making Metuchen a strategic placement for all major highways in New Jersey.

 

From Edison, Manhattan can be reached within a mere 25 miles southwest making it a simple ride to be in the heart of the greatest city in the world. What’s more, aside from driving, it is an easy commute to bustling New York City by train or bus, or to Newark, Trenton or nearby Rutgers University in New Brunswick from any of the New Jersey Transit stops.

 

The transit station, less than a few miles from any one of the homes in Edison, serves as a connection point for many local New Jersey Transit bus routes, making Edison the perfect placement for easy transportation. These routes provide a connection between Edison and Fords, Plainfield, Perth Amboy, Raritan, Piscataway, Metuchen and any number of locations with relative ease. In Edison, if one does not care to walk, convenient parking and other amenities are offered for those utilizing the train station as well. Also, just a mere 15 miles from Edison, air transportation is readily available to travelers through Newark International Airport, also easily reached through a direct train route through New Jersey Transit. Allowing anyone to travel from their home in Edison to anywhere in the world, creating a new advantage to Edison.

 

Historic Edison

 

Edison began long before the large township was known as Edison. Edison, formerly known as Raritan Township, was first settled in the late 1600’s, when it was part of Woodbridge and Piscataway townships. Its first families included the Dunhams, Martins, Bonhams, Hulls and FitzRandolphs, to whom land grants were given.

 

Many of these names live on in the community in the form of street names and section names for Edison. But people have lived in the Edison area since prehistoric times. Skull and bone fragments from the Stone Age have been discovered in the Piscatawaytown area, and arrowheads and cooking implements, ascribed to Native Americans living in the area, were found in an archeological dig in the Dismal Swamp, making them the first to have residents of Edison, New Jersey.

 

Old Post Road, the earliest public road in eastern New Jersey, passes through Edison and is said to have been used by President George Washington as he traveled through the state on the way to his inauguration in New York City in April 1789.

 

A re-enactment of that journey took place in Edison on April 13, 1989, during the celebration of the bicentennial of Washington’s first inauguration. His route was retraced, and special ceremonies were held at the historic St. James Church on Woodbridge Avenue.

 

The Bonhamtown area of Edison, also very quiant Edison Real Estate on Old Post Road, is named after Nicholas Bonham, a freeholder from 1682 to 1683. The hamlet is said to have been the site of an old Native American village and later a Continental Army camp and battleground during the Revolutionary War. Making Buying a home in Edison or Selling a home in Edison, a historic investment.

 

The “Wizard of Menlo Park”

Edison grew in the second half of the 19th century as the attractiveness of the rural landscape became more accessible with the opening of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Easton and Amboy lines, making buying a home in Edison ideal. By the late 1800’s, many residents commuted to jobs in New York and other parts of New Jersey, making Edison a profitable endeavor.

While there, Thomas Edison invented items that led to for than 400 patents. These Menlo Park inventions include the phonograph, the electric railway (which incidentally, ran along present day Middlesex Avenue) and the incandescent lamp. Christie Street, on which the Edison Memorial Tower now stands, was the first street to be illuminated by incandescent lamps, and Mrs. Jordan’s Boarding House, home to many of Thomas Edison’s workers, was the first residence to be lighted that way. When Edison moved out of Menlo Park, the buildings fell into dilapidation, and the laboratory was even used as a chicken coop for a while before it fell down.

In 1937, the Edison Memorial Tower was erected to commemorate the years Thomas Edison spent at Menlo Park. In 1986, the Edison Township Historical Society erected 12 period street lamps surrounding the tower to commemorate the illumination of Christie Street. The Edison Memorial Tower is located on the National Register of Historic Places. During the first part decade of the 21st century, the township has placed a renewed focus on reviving this historical gem. Fundraising campaigns are ongoing to restore the Tower and develop a Thomas Edison educational center and museum.

 

 

 

 

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FOOD FOR ALL!!!

 Food Pantry Now Has a New Home For Food Distribution

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The Food Pantry has been a staple in the Spotswood Community by offering less fortunate families in both the town and the surrounding areas an opportunity to feed themselves on the charity of the surrounding area. Through a series of food drives, from an annual pancake breakfast provided by the borough, food drives sponsered by the Shop Rite on Summerhill Road on consistant occassions and a great deal of support from the Community Food Bank, allow The Food Pantry to continue their valued service.

For the assed 15 years, the Food Pantry has been giving it’s services to the surrounding communities with the assistance of CUP CUP (Churches United for People) that began in the 1990’s as a ministry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Spotswood Reformed Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church, and mainly from the help of Father Marshall K. Shelley and Alice Ryan (see above). This community outreach program has been so successful (having an average of 40 families visit the pantry about 2 and a half years ago, to now well over 170) that the program has had to find new digs to accomidate the families in need of their help. As of May 1st, 2012, the Food Pantry has set up shop at  455 Main St. in Spotswood, NJ at the Reformed Church Annex and will be open from 9:30 am to 11:30am and then again at 1:30pm until 3:30 pm, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Any other questions on the matter, or if you would like to donate, please contact Alice Ryan at 732-967-4883 for further information).

It is so refreshing to see, in a declining economy, such selfless action to help families in the community eat and leave them with one less thing to worry about. If all would pitch in just a little bit, we could all have more.

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RED DAY 2012!!!

Keller Williams Presents:

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RED DAY

 Today, May 10th, 2012, Keller Williams Celebrated RED DAY Company Wide:

RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.

Our Metuchen Office, Keller Williams Elite, Realtors, Celebrated Red Day, by donating time doing various things, including:

  • Encouraging Emergency Preparedness (Including Information on Natural Disasters and FEMA)
  • Cleaning Up Metuchen
  • And Raising Money for Hugs For Brady (For More Information on “Hugs For Brady” click HERE)

We are happy to be a part of this Great Event that promotes “Give Where You Live”

And raise Money for Hugs for Brady.

For More Information Click HERE and Be Part of this Great Cause

Follow its Progress on Twitter By Searching #REDDay or #KWREDDay

Or Find Our Company Facebook Page and View Our Videos and Pictures of This Wonderful Event by Clicking HERE

 Edison Real Estate

RED DAY 2012!!!

Keller Williams Presents:

Edison Real Estate

RED DAY

 Today, May 10th, 2012, Keller Williams Celebrated RED DAY Company Wide:

RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is an initiative dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year-round commitment to improving our local communities. Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, devoting their time to renewing and energizing aspects of the neighborhoods in which they serve.

Our Metuchen Office, Keller Williams Elite, Realtors, Celebrated Red Day, by donating time doing various things, including:

  • Encouraging Emergency Preparedness (Including Information on Natural Disasters and FEMA)
  • Cleaning Up Metuchen
  • And Raising Money for Hugs For Brady (For More Information on “Hugs For Brady” click HERE)

We are happy to be a part of this Great Event that promotes “Give Where You Live”

And raise Money for Hugs for Brady.

For More Information Click HERE and Be Part of this Great Cause

Follow its Progress on Twitter By Searching #REDDay or #KWREDDay

Or Find Our Company Facebook Page and View Our Videos and Pictures of This Wonderful Event by Clicking HERE

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Virtual Tour of this Fine Piece of Metuchen Real Estate

This Prime Piece of Metuchen Real Estate has everything one would look for in a home. Large front porch, neutral colors and a beautiful sunbathed living room, perfect for showing off this gorgeous Metuchen Home, sure to make your friends green with envy. Not only is it located close to Main Street Metuchen, perfect for a commute to New York City via New Jersey Transit, it is also located near all major highways such as Route 1, Route 27, New Jersey Turnpike and The Garden State Parkway, offering easy access to New York City, The New Jersey Shore, Rutgers University, and Newark International Airport. These amenities make Buying a Home in Metuchen a smart move for any potential home buyer.

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