Woodbridge is a beautiful township of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America. Woodbridge has in present about 100,000 residents and an area of 24.5 square miles, of which only 1.2 square miles represent water. Woodbridge is the sixth largest city in the state of New Jersey and in the last 10 years it had a 2.5% raise of the population, according to a recent study. Notable former or present residents of Woodbridge include politician Joseph Bloomfield, human rights activist Dith Pran, football player Tom Higgins, singer Dory Previn and journalist Rohit Vyas. If you plan to visit Woodbridge, do not miss the following attractions.
Woodbridge, New Jersey is in the county of Middlesex, and offers New Jersey's best small town atmosphere combined with family fun all year round.
1. The Barron Arts Center: Built in 1877, this beautiful building was the home of Woodbridge's first library, and is now the home of many arts events for the community. Poetry and music events are held regularly, and the beauty of the clock tower and stained glass have put the building on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. Cross Keys Tavern: George Washington slept in this building in 1789, on his way from Philadelphia to New York to be sworn into office as the first President of the United States. The building has been moved from its original site, but remains a famous and historic spot for visitors and residents alike.
3. Woodbridge Cloverleaf/Garden State Parkway: Possibly the first super highway intersection in the world, the original cloverleaf was built in 1929. In 2006 the current famous parkway was built over it.
4. Woodbridge Center: Rainy day? Load the family up in the car and spend leisurely day of shopping at Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge's well-known shopping mall. It is one of the largest in the East, and provides many shopping and dining options for the whole family.
5. Downtown Woodbridge: If you feel like doing some window-shopping but would rather spend your time outside and experience Woodbridge itself, take your family downtown, to the commercial district that was renovated in 1993. The area is quaint and welcoming, with brick sidewalks and planters and many other finishing touches.
Jonathan Singletary Dunham House is a house built in Woodbridge, in 1700 by Jonathan Singletary Dunham, the same man that build the first gristmill in the state of New Jersey. This man is also the eight great-grandfather of current American president Barack Obama and the of his ancestors to be born on the territory of the United States. In present, this building is one of the main attractions of Woodbridge.
Woodbridge Center is a shopping mall located in Woodbridge since 1971. It has an area of 1,633,000 feet and 180 stores spread on two stories. This Woodbridge mall does not have a regular food court, but a lot of eating establishments spread on its area. If you are a fashion addict, this is the perfect place to shop, especially because in this location you can buy clothing for which the sales tax is not included, thanks to its location.
Border Cafe Jose Tejas is a wonderful restaurant located downtown Woodbridge. It offers delicious dishes of the Tex-Mex and Cajun cuisines. The establishment opened in Woodbridge in 1987 and besides tasty portions of fresh made food, it also offers excellent margaritas and ice-cold cervezas.