Discover North Brunswick

The Township of North Brunswick is nestled in the heart of Central New Jersey, approximately 40 miles southwest of New York City. With a population of 43,905 (2020 Census), the Township offers a suburban feel with a mix of families, young professionals and retirees.

North Brunswick takes pride in its diversity, with a 2022 ranking of #2 in the most diverse suburbs in New Jersey and #5 in the most diverse places to live in New Jersey. The Township celebrates its rich history and diversity each October at its annual Heritage Day at Community Park off Route 130 South.


North Brunswick is a community that also prides itself on volunteerism. We are grateful to the people who share their talents and skills to the multitude of volunteer organizations, the North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department, the North Brunswick First Aid & Rescue Squad, Domestic Violence Response team, North Brunswick Food Bank, CERT team, the Township’s advisory committees, school groups and our youth sports programs.

We would like to invite all residents to get involved in the community. Our local volunteer organizations always need your support. Support can come in many forms: participation, assistance, encouragement, financial – just to name a few. Your time, your praise, and your monetary contributions are most appreciated – and all are very necessary!

If you are interested in serving on our advisory committees, please call the Mayor’s office at (732) 247-0922, ext. 430.

Please click on the links below for our three volunteer fire department companies, First Aid & Rescue Squad and community organizations.

Main Street North Brunswick

Main Street North Brunswick, a transit village, is under active and continuing construction along Route 1 North on the former 200-acre Johnson & Johnson property. The mixed-use development will feature residential living units, retail stores, commercial office space, restaurants, and a hotel.  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. The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opened in 2019. One hundred townhome residences at The Heights at Main Street were built and are fully occupied.

Shake Shack opened its first drive-thru location in New Jersey in January 2024 at Main Street North Brunswick.

The North Brunswick Train Station will bring a new train stop to Middlesex County along the Northeast Corridor, providing numerous benefits, including substantial relief to one of the state’s busiest rail lines, reducing traffic along Route 1, and attracting new revenue to the region. The New Jersey State Legislature allocated $50 million for the train station project through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (NJTTF) and in late 2019, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) was tasked with managing the project, a first-of-its-kind partnership between NJ TRANSIT and a county. In 2020, the MCIA officially entered into this partnership with NJ TRANSIT through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which permits the MCIA to serve as the project manager overseeing the design and construction of the project. Under this agreement, the MCIA will coordinate input from NJ TRANSIT, AMTRAK, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Middlesex County, and the local developer.

In 2021, a significant step forward in the development of the train station was made when WSP USA was selected as the design and engineering consultant for the project and given formal notice to proceed.  The MCIA and NJ TRANSIT subsequently reached a preliminary consensus regarding the conceptual location and configuration of the station platform for the project.  The design and engineering elements of the project remain active under MCIA’s leadership and management.

In February 2023, the MCIA achieved a significant design milestone with formal approval by NJ TRANSIT of 10% of the concept design.

Township Schools

The North Brunswick Township School district includes the Early Childhood Center, John Adams Elementary School, Arthur M. Judd Elementary School, Livingston Park Elementary School, Parsons Elementary School, Linwood School, North Brunswick Township Middle School and North Brunswick Township High School. Please click on the link below for the North Brunswick Township Schools website.