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Find Your Next House for Rent in Scotch Plains, NJ

Less than a half-hour's drive from Newark, Scotch Plains was once rated the most affordable suburb in New Jersey by Bloomberg Businessweek. People looking for a home for rent in Scotch Plains should make sure they know about the large town's rich history, scenic parks and array of community resources.

3 Fast Facts for Scotch Plains Renters

  • Originally incorporated as Fanwood Township in 1878, the town was renamed Scotch Plains in 1917, a nod to its significant Scottish heritage.
  • Students are served by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District, which offers five elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school, all of which reside within Scotch Plains' borders. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School is home to the Moonglowers, the oldest continuously operating high school jazz band in the state.
  • Transportation options are plentiful in Scotch Plains. The New Jersey Transit system provides daily bus service to Newark and Midtown Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal. Also, the Newark Liberty International Airport is only 14 miles away.

Top Resources for Renters in Scotch Plains

  • The town's official website provides community information, newsletters, parks and recreation information and access to key civic resources.
  • The website of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times, published along the Westfield Leader, offers information about local happenings. 
  • The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch has some great resources for new residents, including opinion pages and community discussion boards that provide an inside look at life in Scotch Plains.

What to Do in and Around Scotch Plains

The area boasts a number of superb parks, including the 29-acre Brookside Park, which contains a picnic area, a playground, a walking and biking trail and a variety of sports fields. A number of top-rated restaurants dot Park Avenue, while the more adventurous can head into New York City to catch a Broadway show, take in Times Square or eat a slice of the city's famous New York-style pizza.

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Plaza Square Apartments

Plaza Square Apartments

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (11.42 miles)

Price: $1,901-$3,367

(732) 410-5214

Beds: 1 - 3, Baths: 1 - 2

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Glenwood Apartments & Country Club

Glenwood Apartments & Country Club

Old Bridge, NJ 08857 (17.95 miles)

Price: From $935

(732) 410-5056

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Colony Oaks Apartments

Colony Oaks Apartments

North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (16.42 miles)

Price: $1,300-$1,775

(732) 410-5204

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Princeton Orchards

Princeton Orchards

Dayton, NJ 08810 (20.35 miles)

Price: From $1,571

(732) 993-3211

Beds: 2, Baths: 1½

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George,The

George,The

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (11.63 miles)

Price: From $1,825

(732) 993-7438

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Camelot at La Mer I & II

Camelot at La Mer I & II

Parlin, NJ 08859 (14.90 miles)

Price: $1,410-$2,645

(732) 410-5200

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 3

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101 Roosevelt At Gateway

101 Roosevelt At Gateway

Carteret, NJ 07008 (10.45 miles)

Price: $1,685-$2,200

(732) 860-4116

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Riverview Terrace and Bayberry Gardens

Riverview Terrace and Bayberry Gardens

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 (3.68 miles)

Price: $1,150-$1,350

(908) 543-3768

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Charming,  2 Bedroom - BiLevel -  Home

Charming, 2 Bedroom - BiLevel - Home

Woodbridge Township, NJ 08863 (9.20 miles) (#358956)

Price: $1,550

(888) 638-0798

Beds: 2, Baths: 1

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Mill Run at Union

Mill Run at Union

Union, NJ 07083 (8.21 miles)

Price: From $995

(908) 481-1713

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Kensington Apartments

Kensington Apartments

Fords, NJ 08863 (8.21 miles)

Price: $1,000-$1,500

(732) 410-5216

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Menlo Park

Menlo Park

Edison, NJ 08837 (8.12 miles)

Price: $1,025-$1,500

(732) 800-0472

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Newark

Furnished Studio - Newark

Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (9.38 miles)

Price: From $1,785

(732) 709-1335

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Piscataway

Furnished Studio - Piscataway

Piscataway, NJ 08854 (8.17 miles)

Price: From $1,890

(732) 733-4283

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Furnished Studio - Edison

Furnished Studio - Edison

Edison, NJ 08837 (9.68 miles)

Price: From $1,533

(732) 853-8128

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Bristol Apartments

Bristol Apartments

Iselin, NJ 08830 (6.66 miles) (#403064)

Price: From $1,250

(866) 431-2797

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Menlo Park Apartments

Menlo Park Apartments

Edison, NJ 08837 (8.15 miles) (#403058)

Price: $1,025-$1,500

(866) 794-2904

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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Tanglewood Terrace

Tanglewood Terrace

Piscataway, NJ 08854 (7.18 miles)

Price: $1,260-$2,285

(732) 410-5208

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1 - 2

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Hamilton Apartments

Hamilton Apartments

Rahway, NJ 07065 (6.06 miles) (#403060)

Price: $975-$1,000

(866) 789-3599

Beds: 1, Baths: 1

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Kensington Apartments

Kensington Apartments

Fords, NJ 08863 (8.20 miles) (#402962)

Price: $975-$1,450

(866) 371-9992

Beds: 1 - 2, Baths: 1

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