South Amboy City

Middlesex County, New Jersey

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South Amboy City Hall is located at 140 North Broadway, South Amboy, NJ, 08879.
Phone: 732-525-5933.

South Amboy promotes the city with the tagline :Gateway to the Jersey Shoire.


The City of South Amboy can trace its economic roots to the shipping and manufacturing industries that once thrived along the majority of the northern New Jersey coastline. Situated on the Raritan River, South Amboy has historically benefitted from its river-side location, primarily shipping Pennsylvania coal to New York City. South Amboy’s clay deposits provided solid material to advance the City as a prosperous manufacturing hub of pottery and terra cotta. The rail lines that arrived in the 1830s were a catalyst for economic prosperity and continue to move the City’s development forward. While many of the original factories closed prior to the 1970s, and coal is no longer transferred from City docks, South Amboy remains a transportation hub and a thriving residential city. South Amboy was incorporated as a township in 1798 and remained one for 90 years before it became a borough in 1888. Finally, on April 11, 1908, South Amboy was formally incorporated as a city. Today, South Amboy comprises roughly 2.7 square miles, which includes 1.5 square miles of land, and according to the 2014 American Community Survey, is home to 8,749 residents. The Borough of Sayreville surrounds South Amboy on its north, south, and west sides. The Raritan Bay comprises the City’s eastern boundary and separates the City from Perth Amboy and . The City continues to be easily accessible, with Routes 9 and 35 running through the City and a train station located in the heart of the City servicing the New Jersey Transit Coast Line, which brings commuters north to Newark, Hoboken, and New York City as well as further south to shore towns.

Nearby Towns: Aberdeen Twp • Edison Twp • Keyport Boro • Metuchen Boro • Old Bridge Twp • Perth Amboy City • Sayreville Boro • Woodbridge Twp •

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