About Linden New Jersey
Linden is a handsome city of established restaurants, shops and businesses with schools, churches and parks surrounded by urban apartment housing and residential neighborhoods. Populated with a diverse immigrant culture, Linden is a compact walkable community situated around Linden Station which is ideally located along the North Jersey Coast Rail Line (FTE.5c.b.p.doe), one of the heavily traveled passenger rail corridors in the United States. Proximity to major urban centers, such as Newark, Elizabeth, arid New York City, has contributed greatly to Linden's overall growth and continues to attract new people.
The Pennsylvania railroad, connecting Philadelphia and New York, came to Linden in 1835-1836 and attracted businessmen who commuted to jobs in New York. Easy rail and sea access enabled small industries to develop in the area, and the Township of Linden was formed in 1861. Linden Borough, formed in 1882, and Linden Township were incorporated as Linden became a city in 1925.
The City of Linden is a friendly, well-kept city with clean streets and plenty of grass and trees. Locals like to boast that there is a park within four blocks of every home in Linden. Our local government is constantly improving roads, beautifying parks, and building new office buildings and shopping areas.
Location is one of Linden's greatest assets! Situated in southeastern Union County, between the Garden State Parkway (Exit 136) and the New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 13), we are just minutes from the Goethels Bridge, with easy access to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. Being so close to New York City, Linden is near the center of the New York Metropolitan Area. We also sit at the doorstep to central and western New Jersey's rural escapes. Linden is just 20 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and a half hour drive to the heart of New York City.
Recent improvements include paving the train station parking lot, painting the railroad trestle green and white, paving Wood Ave. and putting up new street signs. Recently built structures include a new Rite Aid and Commerce Bank on St. Georges Ave., a new athletic center, and a summer concert theater right in the heart of downtown. There are currently plans in the works to double the size of the Linden Library.