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All About

Living In Avenel, NJ

The small city of Avenel, New Jersey is home to slightly less than 19,000 people. Middle-aged professionals should fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (53%) and owning (47%) their home despite a relatively expensive average rent of $1,376 per month, substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

Avenel has an average commute time of about 35 minutes. Many residents (34%) drive to work, while public transit is used by just 5% of the population. Few workers commute on foot.

Many Avenel residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 14% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Avenel workers take home an average annual income of just under $81K, about $5,000 less than their peers elsewhere in New Jersey. Avenel, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Avenel has a high number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (40%) compared to the national average. Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Top Scores: Grocery Stores, Pet Services, Gas Stations

Things to do in Avenel

Top Score

Grocery Stores

The food shops around here are few and far between.
  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 67% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

Avenel could do with more oppawtunities for pets.
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  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 63% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

Honk if you see a gas station.
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  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.
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  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 80% fewer restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.
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  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly fewer coffee shops than average
  3. Far fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

Disco is definitely dead around here.
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  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

Room for improvement. More parks please.
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  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly fewer parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.
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  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

Do you even lift, bro? Avenel is weak on fitness.
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  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 67% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

An all around mediocre performance for art.
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  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Far fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow
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  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Avenel

Apr 20Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$1,275$1,710$2,370
1,2751,7102,370
1,2751,7102,280
1,2751,7102,280
1,2751,7102,280
1,2751,7102,280
1,2751,7302,315
1,2751,7302,315
1,2751,7302,315
1,2751,7302,365
1,2501,7302,315
1,2501,7302,315
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in Avenel

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Campbell Elementary School

24 Durham Avenue
Grades 1-4 | Public
Apartments Near Campbell Elementary School
8/10
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Hillside Avenue School

125 Hillside Avenu
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Hillside Avenue School
8/10
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Jefferson

1200 Blvd
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Jefferson
8/10
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Livingston Ave School

75 Livingston Ave
Grades 3-5 | Public
Apartments Near Livingston Ave School
8/10
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Menlo Park Elementary School

155 Monroe Avenue
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Menlo Park Elementary School
8/10
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P.S. 056 The Louis Desario School

250 Kramer Avenue
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 056 The Louis Desario School
8/10
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James Madison Intermediate

838 New Dover Rd
Grades 3-5 | Public
Apartments Near James Madison Intermediate
7/10
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James Monroe Elementary School

7 Sharp Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near James Monroe Elementary School
7/10
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Kennedy Park School 24

150 Goodrich Avenue
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Kennedy Park School 24
7/10
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Martin Luther King

285 Tingley Ln
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Martin Luther King
7/10
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Mawbey Street School 1

275 Mawbey Street
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Mawbey Street School 1
7/10
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Tamaques

641 Willow Grove Rd
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Tamaques
7/10
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Frank K Hehnly Elementary School

590 Raritan Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Frank K Hehnly Elementary School
6/10
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Highland Avenue School No 10

2801 Highland Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Highland Avenue School No 10
6/10
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Indiana Avenue School 18

256 Indiana Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Indiana Avenue School 18
6/10
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Lynn Crest School 22

98 Ira Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lynn Crest School 22
6/10
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Winfield Township School

7 1/2 Gulfstream Avenue
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Winfield Township School
5/10
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Joseph E. Soehl Middle School

300 East Henry St
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Joseph E. Soehl Middle School
4/10
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Samuel E Shull Middle School

380 Hall Ave
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Samuel E Shull Middle School
3/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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Carl H Kumpf Middle School

59 Mildred Terrace
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Carl H Kumpf Middle School
8/10
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Hillside Avenue School

125 Hillside Avenu
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Hillside Avenue School
8/10
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John Adams Middle School

1081 New Dover Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near John Adams Middle School
8/10
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Herbert Hoover Middle School

174 Jackson Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Herbert Hoover Middle School
6/10
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Iselin Middle School

900 Panther Way
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Iselin Middle School
6/10
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Winfield Township School

7 1/2 Gulfstream Avenue
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Winfield Township School
5/10
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Carteret Middle School

300 Carteret Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Carteret Middle School
4/10
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Colonia Middle School

100 Delaware Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Colonia Middle School
4/10
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Grace Wilday Junior High School

400 Brooklawn Ave
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Grace Wilday Junior High School
4/10
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Joseph E. Soehl Middle School

300 East Henry St
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Joseph E. Soehl Middle School
4/10
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Rahway Middle School

Kline Place
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Rahway Middle School
4/10
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Woodbridge Middle School

525 Barron Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Woodbridge Middle School
4/10
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Avenel Middle School

85 Woodbine Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Avenel Middle School
3/10
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Fords Middle School

100 Fanning Street
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Fords Middle School
3/10
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Samuel E Shull Middle School

380 Hall Ave
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Samuel E Shull Middle School
3/10
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Academy For Allied Health Sciences

1776 Raritan Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Academy For Allied Health Sciences
10/10
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Academy For Information Technology

1776 Raritan Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Academy For Information Technology
10/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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Union County Vocational-Technical School

1776 Raritan Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Union County Vocational-Technical School
10/10
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Union Cty Magnet High School

1776 Raritan Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Union Cty Magnet High School
10/10
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Academy For Perform Arts

1776 Raritan Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Academy For Perform Arts
9/10
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Metuchen High School

400 Grove Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Metuchen High School
8/10
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John P Stevens High School

855 Grove Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near John P Stevens High School
7/10
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Arthur L Johnson High School

365 Westfield Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Arthur L Johnson High School
5/10
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John F. Kennedy Memorial High School

200 Washington Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
5/10
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Colonia High School

100 Delaware Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Colonia High School
4/10
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Colonia Middle School

100 Delaware Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Colonia Middle School
4/10
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Carteret High School

199 Washington Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Carteret High School
3/10
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Linden High School

121 West St George Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Linden High School
3/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy

457 High St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy
3/10
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Rahway High School

1012 Madison Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Rahway High School
3/10
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