Linden, N.J., is right across the Goethals Bridge from the New York City borough of Staten Island. The Union County municipality is about 25 miles southwest of Manhattan, making local homes for rent a great option for people eager to take a bite out of the Big Apple without necessarily living in it.
The Linden Multi-Purpose Center is a hub of recreational activity, hosting everything from indoor soccer games and yoga to Scout troop meetings and ceramics classes for children and adults, while fans of arts and culture will quickly become familiar with the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is the place to go for concerts, dance nights and other events. Warinanco Park, located in nearby Roselle, boasts an artificial skating rink enjoyed by high school hockey players and members of the public, while the 2,065-acre Watchung Reservation is home to more than 13 miles of hiking trails, as well as the Trailside Nature & Science Center. And, of course, the bright lights of New York City are just a short drive away.