Rutgers Off Campus Housing: Hamilton St
We love writing articles to help Rutgers students find off campus housing. In this blog series, we are going to cover and detail every single student housing street in New Brunswick that is predominately filled by Rutgers students living off campus.
This week’s topic is Hamilton St. Hamilton St is just seconds away from Rutgers University and is a favorite destination of students at Rutgers University.
Hamilton St is a unique and misunderstood street. It stretches from The Yard all the way down into Franklin Township. It crosses with Easton Ave and also is parallel to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Hamilton St is a mix of big homes, small retail shops, take out restaurants, a few large apartment buildings and even a frat house. The majority of the street is packed with Rutgers students who live off campus. There are some houses that are total dumps and some that are brand new or renovated. On Hamilton St alone we manage 5 properties (as of this article) SPOILER ALERT: They are nice properties.
Since Hamilton St is a commercial business district there are a few places to eat on the street. We'll list 2 of our favorite places here
Kam Fung: Simply put, this is the best Chinese food in the student housing area (and yes we know about the other places. They stink.). You won't be disappointed if you order from these guys
Ale N Wich: Consider yourself to be a hipster? Then this is the bar for you. It's a dive but it's got a cool vibe to it.
Hamilton St offers its share of fun, but it's a bit quieter and not as chaotic as other streets. The lone bar on the street attracts more of a 20-30 something crowd vs your typical college bar.
Parking is fairly difficult in every area of New Brunswick. Parking is always tough on Hamilton St because it's free 2 hour parking! However, you're usually able to park on a side street just a short walk away from your house, so try not to worry about this one too much.
In conclusion, Hamilton St is a great street to call home. It's a picturesque street that's both quiet, yet entertaining and it continues to improve each year.