Freehold Township

Freehold Township is the community in which you live. It contains over 36,142 people in its 38.8 square miles. It is separate and distinct, with its own municipal government in the form of a Township Committee, and it levies and collects its own taxes and acts as the collector for local schools, the Regional High School system, Monmouth County and the local fire districts.  Freehold Borough was originally part of the Township, but in 1919 it was established as a municipality in its own right. At approximately 1.7 square miles and surrounded by the Township, it is governed by a Mayor and a Council and has its own elementary school system.

There is SO much do within the  Area.  The Mall for example is a wonderful place to spend the day shopping or eating. It is the 2nd largest mall in New Jersey.

 

The Township borders Colts Neck, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro & Millstone (Monmouth County) and Jackson (Ocean County).

 

Commuting In and Out of TheTownship

 Transportation

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There are multiple public transportation options available, including bus, rail, ferry and air service –

 

Manhattan Penn Station / Newark Penn Station.

The Aberdeen/Matawan train station (approximately 20 minutes away, a heavily used train station on the North Jersey Coast Line, providing service to NY Penn Station (31st Street & 8th Avenue). Travel times from Aberdeen/Matawan to Penn Station range from 43 minutes to 1 hour and 14 minutes. There are local trains and express trains!  NJ Transit Rail Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen/Matawan Station. There are commuter lots located at the Aberdeen/Matawan Station. There are also monthly passes available to purchase.

Port Authority –

NJ Transit provides bus service along the Route 9 corridor, between Freehold and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. NJ Transit Route #139 runs down Route 9 and stops at local stops, Route #139 runs down Route 79 and Route #131 runs the Ernstonn Road route.

 Wall Street –

Academy Bus Lines provides service along the Route 9 corridor to Wall Street.

Looking for a different way to commute into the city?  How about the  Belford Ferry in Middletown or the SeaStreak service in Highlands. SeaStreak offers ferry service to NYC with stops in Wall Street and 35th Street in Manhattan.

 Commuter parking?

There are multiple commute parking lots (annual permit required) –

  • Freehold Mall Shopping Center
  • Schibanoff Lane

 

 

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Schools

The Township Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  The High School is part of the Regional School District along with Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Colts Neck and Freehold.

The town also  has it’s own Early Learning Child Center, known as the ECLC.

There is an Early Learning Center for it’s students.  This program is for children ages 3 – 5 and an application MUST be filed out.  Please note this program is NOT free and there is tuition!

There are 5 elementary schools in the district:  C Richard Applegate School, Joseph J. Catena School, Laura Donovan School, Marshall W Errickson School and The West Freehold School.    There are2 middle schools,  Clifton T Barkalow and Dwight D Eishenhower.  Eisenhower gets most students from Applegate and Catena and Barkalow gets most students from Donovan and West Freehold .  Students who attend Errickson are split between the two schools!

 

“The Borough”  remember has it’s OWN school district!  The “Borough” also has an Early Learning Center called The Freehold Learning Center!  The Elementary School is Park Ave Elementary and The Middle School is Freehold Intermediate.

The Borough is also part of the  Regional High School System. Freehold Regional High School District offers rising 9th Graders the opportunity to apply to twelve prestigious magnet programs – Animal and Botanical Sciences , Business Administration (Marlboro), Computer Science  Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management , Fine and Performing Arts (Howell), Global Studies , Humanities (Howell), Law and Public Service (Colts Neck), Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Manalapan), Medical Sciences , Navy Junior ROTC (Colts Neck), Science and Engineering (Manalapan). These programs allow students to pursue passions in specific, focused areas. 9th Graders who are accepted into one of these magnet programs become full-time students at the program’s home school for all four years of their high school career. Many  students attend these various magnet programs available at other district high schools and students from other municipalities in the district (Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Howell, Manalapan, and Marlboro) attend Computer Science , Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management , Global Studies  and Medical Sciences .

 

Parks and Open SpaceThere are 14 parks in the Township which offer families and residents the
opportunities to enjoy playgrounds, athletic fields, nature trails, etc.

Township Parks
•     Michael J. Tighe Park (formerly Liberty Oak Park) – 65 Georgia Road
•     Durand Park – 225 Randolph Road
•     Whittier Oaks Park – 500 East Freehold Road
•     Opatut Park – 458 East Freehold Road
•     Wynnefield Park – 130 Hybernia Way
•     Stone hurst Park – 240 Stone hurst Boulevard
•     Sandy Brook Park – 10 Parkside Avenue
•     Duchess Court Park – 20 Dutchess Court
•     Greentree Park – 75 Coldspring Road
•     Medford Park – 1 Medford Boulevard
•     Woodgate Park – 100 Ticonderoga Boulevard
•     Woodcrest Park – 55 Spruce Street
•     Orchard Hills Park – 145 Joysan Terrace
•     Sargent Park – 50 Sargent Road

Please click here for a complete list of Monmouth County Parks!

TOP 15 THINGS TO DO IN THE  AREA

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Thinking of selling your home? I have a real passion for buying and selling Monmouth County homes, as well as marketing, social media and anything that goes along with it. Real Estate is my passion!  I’d love to have the chance to use my expertise to help sell your home!  Not to mention I’d love to be the one to help you sell your current home, and or find your dream home!

I help people buy and sell real estate in ALL of Monmouth County but I do have a strong following in the following Monmouth County towns:  Aberdeen, Colts Neck, Freehold, HazletHolmdelKeyport MarlboroMorganvilleManalapanMatawan and of course, “Down the Shore”.

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Wemrock Orchards, Inc. is a family owned and operated orchard in Freehold, New Jersey. We grow local fruits such as strawberries and pumpkins. 50 years ago, we moved our road side stand into the old packing house, which is now our Country Store. Ever since, we have been selling our hand-made pies, apple cider, apple cider donuts and fun local foods.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

(all are located in Freehold Township)

Abundant Life Church of God
623 Colts Neck Road, Route 537732-409-2923
Hope Lutheran Church
211 Elton-Adelphia Road732-462-7545

Chinese American Bible Church
65 Gibson Place

732-577-9119

Imam-A-Zamana Foundation of North America
Georgia Road,

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Wemrock Road

732-462-0109

New Hope Baptist Church
28 1st Street732-780-9210
Congregation Kol AM of Freehold
3587 US HWY 9 #520, Freehold
732-792-8000
Siloam United Methodist Church
Siloam Road,
732-780-9199
First Assembly of God
272 Jackson Mill Road732-431-5818
St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church
24 Burke Road
732-780-3158
First Baptist Church
81 West Main St.732-462-1105
St. Rose of Lima Church
16 McLean St.
, NJ 07728
732-462-0859
First United Methodist Church
91 West Main St.732-462-1745
St. Robert Bellarmine RC Church
61 Georgia Road,
732-462-7429
Freehold Jewish Center Agudath Achim

732-462-0254

Temple Beth Shalom
108 Freehold Road – Route 522
Englishtown, NJ 07726
732-446-1200
Freehold Reformed Church
67 W. Main Street732-462-1717
Temple Shaari Emeth
PO Box 360/400 Craig Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
732-462-7744
Grace Lutheran Church
200 Park Avenue,
732-462-5122
West Monmouth Baptist Church
255 State Highway No. 33,
732-431-3483

 

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