EDUCATION Area students are served by Edison Township Public Schools. Offering 18 total schools in the district of nearly 14,000 students, there are 11 elementary, four middle schools and two high schools in Edison. The two public high schools separate the South and North ends of Edison. Higher education in the area is provided by Middlesex County College, Lincoln Technical Institute, and Rutgers University (Livingston campus), to name a few.
RECREATION/POINTS OF INTEREST The Recreation Department offers residents an array of activities, programs, events and trips for all ages throughout the year. From sports fields to playgrounds, the populace is offered a bevy of parks and green space to stretch out and stay active. Residents can explore the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, which features the Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower and a small museum devoted to Thomas Edison's time of creativity at Menlo Park. Visit the Edison Symphony Orchestra or hit Roosevelt Park for the Plays-In-The-Park or Doo Wop in the Park. Events in the area include the Annual Arts in the Garden Tour, the Candlelight Gala Ball and several shows and events hosted by the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison. Expos and shows have featured cars, beads, boats, dancers, furniture, toys, crafts and cultural fairs.
ECONOMY While Edison has grown in population, it has also grown to become a commercial and industrial center. Raritan Center Industrial Park is located in the southeast section of the township and employs more than 45,000 people, ranking it as the largest industrial park east of the Mississippi. Major employers in Edison include Majesco Entertainment, a video game company, and the regional hubs for FedEx, UPS, and Newegg. Edison's easy commute to the business of nearby city hubs adds to its economic stability.
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