This area is very close to Metuchen Train Station as you can click to see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&s
It is also very close to Fwy 287, Fwy 440, NJ Turnpike and GSP, very easy to commute.
Not far away is luxury Menlo Park Mall with 2 story Barnes & Noble bookstore whose 2nd floor has kids area. as you can click to see ... http://mt2.google.com/mt?n=404&v=w2.66&hl=en&x=9
Inside mall is a nice food court, nice stores like Macy's, Northstrom whose Cafe is wonderful with $1 unlimited coffee taste great like Starbuck. It also has nice Cinema and gameroom adjacent to it. Next to Barnes & Noble is a casino like Cheesecake Factory restaurant that you can have casino feeling locally. There are many great restaurants around that I all visited.
Next to the mall is beautiful Roosevelt Park that my kids going to play some basketball and ripstick skating around the wonderful lake with gorgeous lakeview. In winter time, you can play hockey there. It also has many tennis courts and BBQ tables. It is always great for our family to hang on in the afternoon before heading the mall.
Going further is family friendly Woodbridge Center Mall http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=162295
where family with small kids found many good places to hang on, and Wagman supermarket is nearby where you can have nice dinner on the 2nd floor at very affordable price before shopping.
The other side is famous Middlesex County College http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=151681
that you can take a realtor license course, plumbing course, ...etc and met lots of people and learn lots of things. Across St is nice drive range where you can play some golf and kids have minigolf.
The other side http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=107504
you found the popular BJ's Warehouse Club where you may find lots of items you love after having a nice Subway there or a wonderful China buffet next door. The husband may baby sit at the next block Chuck E Cheese while wife shopping at BJ's. I found ourself stayed at the Chuck E Cheese every week, sometimes shop at BJ's sometimes shop at PC Richard or Michaels. kids seem to love Chucky a lot!.
I also visit this Kam Man Asian Food Market a lot that very closeby as you can see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=979393
that has one of the best price Chinese and Asian food. In that center also dozens of all sorts of Chinese and Asian stores. Right next to it is a Penang Malasia Restaurant, I found ourselves there after 9pm often since otherwise would be too crowd. and maybe pick up a box of Dunkin Donuts for the breakfast next to it. Across st is the Pepboys where you can get a wonderful Jump Starter, never need to worry about car died on road count not start, nor flat time which can inflate the tire as well.
I also find this Shoprite supermarket and various of stores and restaurants very good as you can see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=112816
I have to be there often since there is a violin repair man repair violin at home across street. very handy and affordable.
Not far away is famous Edison High School http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=175243
that won 3 first prize in the Boston Music Festival that we attended last time, amazing won over many schools from dozens of states and countries. We enjoyed that weekend listening all the play in Boston near Farmingham MA area.
If you prefer Costco better, it is also very close by http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=119730