Location Profile

Edison, New Jersey

Facility Type
Hospital (Acute Care - General)
Facility Location
Edison, New Jersey
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Edison, New Jersey, and has more than 20,000 admissions annually. Thanks to its affiliation with one of the leading healthcare centers in the state, the provider offers the most comprehensive and advanced care for the region. Awards for the provider include recognition from the American Heart Association, the American College of Surgeons, and Healthgrades. Two of the facility’s specialty centers are considered among the best in the country. Medical services offered by the provider include cardiac care, specialty surgery, emergency care, and stroke recovery.

Community Overview

Edison, New Jersey, is a city but is referred to as a “township” within the state. It has a population of 107,000 people and is a suburb of New York City, New York. It’s a friendly city with a small-town vibe. A variety of publications, including CNN Money, Money, and US News and World Report, rank it as one of the best places in America. Edison was once home to inventor Thomas Edison’s famous Menlo Park laboratory and is named after the historic innovator. One of the most affordable New York City suburbs, Edison features superb public transportation to offer access around the city and to nearby destinations. Edison is known for its excellence and diversity, as 46% of its residents are immigrants, with several Filipino communities or venues not far from the city.

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Cost of Living

Edison features an affordable cost of living, especially as a suburb of New York City, New York. Prices for food, housing, healthcare, utilities, and other expenses in Edison are similar to the overall average rates for New Jersey.  The average Edison rent is $1,775 for a 1-bedroom apartment, a decrease of 2% over the last year. Your specific rent varies by location, square feet, and lease term.

Housing options in Edison range from apartments to single-family homes, with options for townhomes and lofts sprinkled throughout the area. Apartment residents in Edison often enjoy community spaces such as fitness rooms, swimming pools, dog parks, and media rooms. Offerings vary by community. 

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Edison Township Public Schools (ETPS) features 2 preschools, 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools.  The district is top-rated with recognition from Niche.com including:

  • #343 of 10,751 - school districts in America
  • #250 of 11,687 - school districts with the best teachers in America
  • #18 of 374  - districts with the best teachers in New Jersey 
  • #22 of 243 - best school districts in New Jersey

ETPS features a strong mission for success. The district uses an approach that embraces state testing standards while still encouraging the student’s personal, emotional, and knowledge growth. Students in the district enjoy ample access to technology from the first day of school, as ETPS offers its students in grades K-1 iPads, 2nd through 8th grade Chromebooks, and 9th through 12 grades MacBooks. 

The average classroom student-teacher ratio is 15 to 1, much lower when compared to the national average of 17 to 1. Students excel in the welcoming and supportive environment, as state test scores demonstrate 64% are proficient in math and 77% in reading. Both district high schools are ranked among U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools, with an average graduation rate of 94%, one of the highest in New Jersey.  

ETPS is exceptionally diverse, with minorities 90% of the student population. Language immersion in Spanish and English is available for K-5th grade. Niche.com ranks it among the top diverse districts in New Jersey. There are also 25 private schools in Edison.

Edison features 2 colleges and universities:

  • Middlesex College
  • Lincoln Technical Institute

Edison Public Library consists of a Main Library and 2 branch libraries. Library cards are free for residents and offer access to the library’s vast catalog of books and media, including digital resources. A library card also lets patrons use Makerspace, a space dedicated to crafting and using technology, such as a 3D Printer. With children’s and family events, such as storytime, craft sessions, and reading programs, the Edison Public Library offers plenty to do. 

Various youth programs in the community


Edison is located in Central New Jersey, with easy access to both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York City, New York. 

Daily Driving in Edison
  • Edison features a daily commute of 36 minutes; however, commutes vary based on the driver’s location and destination
  • In Edison, 68% of drivers drive their vehicle

Nearby Cities

Living in Edison means you can access several great cities within 2 hours or less by driving or using public transportation. 

New York City, New York - The Big Apple, New York City, is around a 1-hour trip of 33 miles / 53 KM along highways and via the Holland Tunnel. You may also reach NYC on the N.J. Transit Northeast Corridor train in an hour. New York City is home to spectacular shopping, the glistening lights of Broadway/Times Square, and many museums, including the famous American Museum of Natural History.  You can take a trip up to the top of the famous Rockefeller Center and try to catch a taping of one of NBC’s famous late-night shows. The city’s parks are second to none, and they’re free to explore, so visit Central Park, Bryant Park, or the High Line. NYC is also home to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the 9-11 Memorial, and the New York Botanical Garden.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Edison to Philadelphia consists of a short 1-hour drive of 66 miles / 104 KM, mostly along highways I-95 South and I-676 West. You can also travel via the Acela train on Amtrak for 1.5 hours. Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love, but it’s also where both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. It was also the nation’s first capital and houses the Liberty Bell. Outside of historic attractions, Philadelphia offers museums such as the Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Please Touch Museum, which features hands-on exhibits. The Philadelphia Zoo is also a popular destination.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Edison doesn’t lack things to do or see, nor does the rest of Central New Jersey. 

Edison offers multiple grocery stores such as Aldi, Shop-Rite, and Stop & Shop. The retail offerings include Asian supermarkets, such as H-Mart, Lotte Plaza Market, 99 Ranch Market, and Fil-Am Mart, making it easy to get all of the snacks and ingredients you seek.  The local shopping mall, Menlo Park Mall, is a 2-level enclosed center with Nordstrom, Macy’s, and other specialty retailers. You can visit Edison’s locally-owned shops and boutiques for unique merchandise, collectibles, or antiques. Edison also features big-box stores like Target, Walmart, and T.J. Maxx. 

Thanks to its proximity to NYC, Edison developed a good arts and cultural scene over the years. The Historic Edison Valley Playhouse features a mix of local productions in a historic theater, while Plays-in-the-park is an outdoor amphitheater with 3 musicals held every summer. For history buffs, The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park features a museum of hundreds of Edison artifacts, the 1938 Edison Memorial Tower, and a lush 36-acre state park.

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Edison features a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and cold snowy winters. The city has an average of 48 inches / 1219 MM of rainfall annually, slightly higher than the national average. However, Edison gets 206 days of sunshine and only 24 inches of snow a year. There are few “very cold” days in Edison and it rarely gets above 95ºF/35ºC or below  11ºF/-11.6ºC

Average Edison Temperatures
  • Annual: 25ºF to 87ºF / -3ºC to 30ºC
  • December:  Low of 32ºF/0.3ºC  and High of 42°F / 5.9ºC  
  • July: Low of 68.2ºF/20.1ºC and High of 84ºF /28.9º C

Edison’s hottest month is July and January is the coldest. The hot season arrives near the end of May and generally lasts until mid-September. The cold season temperatures arrive in December and last until the second week of March.

Crime Rate

Edison is very safe for families and often on publications’ lists of America’s safest small cities. The city crime rate is lower than 37% of other New Jersey communities and 3 times lower than the national crime average. NeighborhoodScout scanned FBI crime data, finding that Edison’s crime rate makes it safer than 46% of the US neighborhoods and cities of comparable size.

  • Police Department
  • Safest neighborhoods: Menlo Park, North Meadows, Town Center, North Edison, New Dover

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