The Home News Tribune, part of the USA Today Network a Gannett company, has declared the Borough “The Best Town in Central Jersey,” after winning a 3-round, reader poll that garnered over 40,000 participants in which all municipalities in Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Union counties were eligible. Carteret was announced the winner in an article by journalist Jenna Intersimone, who cited the Borough’s redevelopment and cultural arts amenities as a reason why such a large number of readers possibly voted for Carteret.
“Carteret has seen much redevelopment in the past few years, none of which is slowing down. Ground was broken on July 21 on the Carteret Performing Arts and Event Center, which will include a 500-seat black box theater a 1,600 plus seat main theater and a 5,000 s/f art gallery wrapped around the building, as well as a rooftop element, which will hold about 200 people. The district will also include multiple mixed-use residential and commercial buildings, with 67 residential units and more than 12,500 s/f of commercial space that will be home to five new sit-down restaurants. A 190-slip waterfront marina will also soon join Carteret, as well as a ferry terminal project to Manhattan,” said Intersimone in her article.