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Thinking of renting an apartment in Somerset, New Jersey? Maybe the fact that in 2008, Money magazine ranked Franklin Township, which includes Somerset, number five on its list of the Ò100 Best Places to LiveÓ among America's small cities will help you decide. A big reason the township ranked so high is that it has managed to preserve its 46-acre wilderness while continuing to improve its economy and academic institutions.

You'll find many neighborhood parks near Somerset apartments with a variety of recreational facilities. Be sure to visit the Veterans Memorial in Franklin Township, which honors the men and women from the township who served in the armed forces. The memorial includes six large monuments surrounding a fountain, and each one represents a branch of the armed forces. There are also U.S., New Jersey and POW-MIA flags, a bell tower and memorial stones with quotes from a handful of past presidents.

Whether you're looking for a new job now or might be in the future, there are many career opportunities near Somerset apartments. The Franklin Township is home to technology companies, pharmaceutical businesses, research centers and more. Many Fortune 500 companies chose Franklin Township for their businesses, such as Federal Express, Frito Lay, L'Oreal, Philips Electronics and others. The township also boasts many small businesses like retail stores, executive offices and professional services.

Impressive schools like Princeton University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are both a reasonable distance from any apartment in Somerset, and Rutgers University, Middlesex County College and Raritan Valley Community College are all within 10 miles of Franklin Township.

In 2009, the property and violent crime rates in Somerset were both lower than the U.S. average, so you can feel a little safer in any Somerset apartment. That doesn't mean you shouldn't lock your doors or be careful, but lower than average is always good when it comes to crime.

Find a fantastic apartment in Somerset today on ApartmentGuide.com and start enjoying all the great things this city has to offer.