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See what South Amboy, NJ has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About South Amboy

I do like the affordability of where I'm living. I also like how centralized the location of where I live at in my town is; I'm not too far a distance from places I want to go to.

It is safe it is quiet my neighbors are quiet and not blasting music all night lol I also like that I can walk to a store and coffee shop within one mile.

I love that my neighbors have loved within their homes for more than 10 years. Most neighbors are very friendly and we look out for eachother.

The walkability and nearness of essential businesses, including business XXXXXX business YYYYYYY and the local neighborhood park.

I like to hang out in my free time, especially some shopping malls, so I like the neighborhood to be busy

I love that you can walk to restaurants. Lots of bike ridding, running, walking, jogging with families

Who Lives Here

South Amboy Demographics

Education

High School

27%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

34%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

29%

4 people

20%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

37%

50-100k

22%

100-150k

23%

150-200k

11%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

8%

20-45

31%

45-65

29%

65+

18%

Affordability

How expensive is it in South Amboy?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Dec '23-$1750$2215-
Nov '23-$1730$2190-
Oct '23-$1730$2190-
Sep '23-$1730$2190-
Aug '23-$1730$2200-
Jul '23-$1730$2200-
Jun '23-$1700$2165-
May '23-$1700$2155-
Apr '23-$1700$2155-
Mar '23-$1700$2155-
Feb '23-$1700$2155-
Jan '23-$1683$2110-
Dec '22-$1665$2110-

*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.

Getting Around South Amboy

South Amboy Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

15%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

14%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Top Scores: Nightlife, Grocery, Restaurant

Things To Do In South Amboy

Top Score

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in South Amboy.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 79% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 56% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Amboy serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 62% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 17% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in South Amboy.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 67% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South Amboy.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 11% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 24% fewer gyms than average
  3. 58% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. 74% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about South Amboy.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 58% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

South Amboy Features

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

South Amboy Education

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in South Amboy

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in South Amboy, NJ

South Amboy, a small town in New Jersey, has a population of just under 9,000. Young children make up a higher percentage of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 42, are older than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 40% of residents rent. At $1,247 a month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.

South Amboy has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (5%) compared to the state average. Further, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in South Amboy. The five most common are retail, healthcare, education, construction, and warehousing. Combined, these industries make up 29% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the town. South Amboy workers earn an average annual income of around $82,000, roughly the same as the state average. However, South Amboy compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.

South Amboy has an average commute time of about 33 minutes. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, selected by 43% of residents, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. Few residents commute to work on foot.