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Figure 1. Main Street Woodbridge (Source: Townsquare Publications).

Woodbridge Township, the oldest and sixth largest municipality in the State of New Jersey, is comprised of Ten Towns that boast close-knit neighborhoods each of which embrace their individual identities and community personality – Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasbey, Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren, and Woodbridge. Geographically, the Arthur Kill tidal strait lies to the east of the township, the Rahway River touches its north end, and various tidal and fluvial creeks and rivers flow throughout the community. Being a coastal community which encompasses two watersheds and nine sub-watersheds requires the implementation of strong floodplain management activities to ensure that residents within risk zones are protected. The National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System verified that Woodbridge Township is a Class 5 municipality dedicated to becoming disaster resilient while enhancing public safety.

Additionally, Woodbridge is recognized as the most sustainable municipality in New Jersey having captured the Sustainable Jersey Champion award from the New Jersey League of Municipalities for the past 12 years, has also been named an “All American City” by the National Civic League and has earned the National Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” award for 24 consecutive years. With its ideal location in northern Middlesex County – considered the Crossroads of New Jersey – Woodbridge encompasses 26 square miles and is strategically located between New York and Philadelphia. The plethora of transportation options offers residents, businesses and visitors easy access to employment, shopping, dining and recreational opportunities including the beautiful Ernest Oros wildlife preserve.

Below are the latest demographic statistics for Middlesex County.








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If you live or work in Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, or Woodbridge, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.



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