About North Brunswick
The Township of North Brunswick is a 12-square mile municipality in western Middlesex County with a population of 40,800 as of the 2010 Census. It is located in Central New Jersey, approximately 40 miles southwest of New York City.
The Township features three major highways, U.S. Routes 1 and 130 and State Route 27 and the Amtrak Northeast Corridor line. North Brunswick is also home to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development facility off Route 1 South.
North Brunswick takes pride in its diversity, with a modest Southeast Asian, Hispanic and African-American population. The Township celebrates its history and diversity each fall at Heritage Day at Community Park. The event marked its 35th year in 2017.
Along with Heritage Day, North Brunswick is home to other major events. The Youth Sports Festival is held during mid-June near DeVry University off Route 1. It is a family friendly event featuring amusement rides, music, food and fireworks.
The North Brunswick Italian-American Social Club’s Carnevale Italiano is held annually in mid-July off Route 130 North and Apple Orchard Lane. The five-day event includes food, games, rides and a fireworks display.
The North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department consists of three companies. It is proud to have provided professional fire and rescue protection to the Township and surrounding communities since 1925.
The North Brunswick First Aid and Rescue Squad is the Township’s EMS and Rescue agency. It is a non-profit organization composed of both volunteers and career staff, serving the community since 1955.
A transit village, Main Street North Brunswick, is currently under construction off Route 1 North on the former 200-acre Johnson & Johnson property. The mixed-use development will feature residential living units, retail, office, restaurants and hotels.
Grand openings for Costco and Target were held in 2014. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille opened in 2017, becoming its first location in New Jersey. Panera Bread also held a grand opening in 2017. Construction is underway for townhome residences at The Heights at Main Street and The Courtyard Marriott hotel.
The transit village will also feature a new commuter bus lot and a new passenger station for the Northeast Corridor rail line. Funding for the train station was announced in October 2017 as $50 million will come from state funding while Middlesex County committed to construction of the station's parking facilities.
Further up on Route 1, Trader Joe's opened its first store in Middlesex County in October 2017 in the North Village Shopping Center.