County Offices
33 Mechanic Street
Freehold 732-431-7324

Chamber of Commerce
10 East Main Street
Freehold 732-462-3030

Major Highways
Garden State Parkway; Route 18; State Routes 34, 35 and 36

Rich in natural resources including fertile soil, Monmouth County was first settled by farmers. From these rural roots, the region’s townships have matured into a comfortable and livable home for millions of residents. Many of the fields that were once tilled by early settlers have transformed into residential neighborhoods, quality schools, and businesses. Monmouth enjoys 27 miles of pristine ocean coastline and 26 miles of bay shoreline. Vast acres of open space and four major rivers — Manasquan, Navesink, Shrewsbury, and Shark — add picturesque landscapes.

Some farmland remains in Monmouth County, producing a bountiful harvest for local, state, and national markets. Commercial fishing has managed to survive and thrive as a viable industry. However, a flourishing business community and modern industrial parks have replaced much of yesterday’s countryside. Particularly in recent decades, service and research industries have added another dimension to the area’s economic base of agriculture and recreation.

Finance, communications, pharmaceutical and biochemical research, insurance, and entertainment are all business interests that are well-represented in Monmouth County. National corporations have accelerated development, attracting a highly skilled and well-educated workforce while expanding local employment opportunities. Attractive tax rates, a strategic location for major markets, and the relaxed lifestyle of a country setting continues to draw small, mid-size, and large businesses.


Residents of Monmouth County can depend upon a first-rate network of healthcare and social services. In addition to the excellent care delivered by area hospitals, specialized services are available in both private and non-profit centers throughout the county. Such leading institutions as Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel or CentraState Medical Center in Freehold combine acute-care facilities with extensive community programs designed to promote wellness, vitality, and health on all levels. Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center are leading-edge teaching hospitals, and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank operates an acclaimed cancer center.

Well-served by transportation facilities, Monmouth County boasts a network of efficient highways that include the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 195, Routes 9 and 34 north to south, and Routes 35, 36 and 71 for coastal access. Major bus transportation is available along most of these routes to Manhattan, and rail service follows along Route 35 to the North Jersey coastline. New Jersey Transit operates the North Coast Line, which has 12 railroad stations located within the county. Newark International Airport is a convenient 40-minute drive away.

Monmouth County provides a strong and viable educational system for area youth in its network of public, private and parochial schools. Helpful to students of all ages as well as to area industry, the Monmouth County Career Center and Vocational Board of Education provide excellent career training. Students in pursuit of higher education are well-served in Monmouth County by Brookdale Community College in Lincroft and Monmouth University in West Long Branch. A plethora of nationally and internationally recognized colleges and universities are located within easy commuting distance of any point within Monmouth County, including Rutgers and Princeton.


Through careful planning and zoning in the challenge of corporation-level economic growth, Monmouth County has evolved into a remarkably congenial environment in which to live and work. Serving as a well-established tourist attraction, the county is alive with historic sites and tours, museums, galleries, theaters, and concert halls. To that impressive roster, Monmouth adds the attraction of sidewalk cafes, summer starlight concerts, festivals, celebrations, local parades, dreamy river cruises, old-fashioned carriage rides, antique districts, and grand old estates shaded by ancient trees.

Outdoor pleasures and the beauty of nature are never far away for Monmouth residents, who need only escape to one of the county’s beautiful outdoor areas to enjoy camping, hiking, water sports, bicycling, golfing, horseback riding, or ice-skating. Indoor arenas and race tracks offer recreational and spectator sports such as harness and thoroughbred racing or drag and stock car racing. Fishing and boating remain highly popular recreational activities, enhanced by numerous private and public marinas, many of which offer party and charter cruises. Ponds and lakes further the interests of fishing enthusiasts, many stocked with bass and trout.

Aficionados of shopping can choose from full-scale indoor malls, strip shopping centers, or flea markets where small-town congeniality blends with high tech convenience. Smaller towns and villages often feature distinctive and charming shopping districts filled with specialty shops, curiosities, and antique treasures. Many farms still operate in Monmouth County, offering seasonal fruits and vegetables that are readily available for picking and purchasing.

Along the Jersey Shore are beautiful, well-maintained beaches extend from the tip of Sandy Hook to Brielle. The endless array of leisure-time activities in Monmouth County makes it the place for all seasons. Cosmopolitan amenities are available in this idyllic suburban setting, including fine dining, gourmet take-out, and superb catering services.

Newcomers will find comfortable communities with tranquil residential areas, quaint town centers, acres of lush woodlands, rolling pastures, and miles of sparkling shoreline. Monmouth is home to the largest number of horses of any county in New Jersey, boasting equine farms, trails, riding schools, clubs, and other equestrian activities. The pace of daily living in Monmouth can be as energetic or relaxed as you desire in a region that caters to every imaginable lifestyle.


Aberdeen Township
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Chamber of Commerce

The suburban township of Aberdeen blends residential neighborhoods, light industry, and commercial centers. Sections of the township include Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach, Freneau, Oakshades, River Gardens, Strathmore, and Woodfield. The 20th century development of resort communities created a turning point for this area, particularly Strathmore in the 1960s, which doubled the current population and transformed a former farming community into a bustling suburb. Lovely new homes, good schools, local shopping, easy access to urban amenities, extensive recreational amenities and facilities, undeveloped woodlands, and beaches combine for an unparalleled quality of life.


Allenhurst, Deal
Allenhurst Offices
Deal Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The small borough of Allenhurst along the coast began as a summer vacation destination. Eventually, the community evolved into a residential with permanent and seasonal homes. The borough is home to a scattering of shops and services, although most residents look to Seaview Mall for expanded shopping. Almost entirely residential, the affluent community of Deal Borough covers approximately two square miles. Deal is situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean coastline and is bordered by Long Branch, Ocean Township, and the borough of Allenhurst. Residents of these communities share an appreciation for coastal living and water sports, although the boroughs provide local parks for relaxation, picnics, and sports play close to home. Ocean Township’s considerable amenities enhance the quality of life.


Allentown, Upper Freehold
Allentown Offices
Upper Freehold Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The quaint borough of Allentown covers only one square mile with charming neighborhoods. In fact, 200 of the community’s homes are listed on the National Historic Register. Upper Freehold Township stretches over an expansive 50-square-mile area and is sparsely populated. The agricultural activity that began during the days of its early settlement continues, and both open space and historic landmarks are being preserved with success. Local shopping is available in both communities, which are closely aligned by a cooperative spirit. Recreational amenities include supervised summer programs, athletic fields and courts, league sports, and opportunities for outdoor adventures in regional state and county parks.


Asbury Park
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Chamber of Commerce

The well-known New Jersey city of Asbury Park is situated on the coast and was first developed as a resort in the late 1800s after the railroad made it easily accessible. Primarily residential, this oceanfront community with its attractive boardwalk is also surrounded by scenic lakes on three sides. Housing options are diverse and attractive, from well-kept older homes in quiet neighborhoods to newer construction that includes apartments, condominiums, and developments for seniors. Vintage Victorians occasionally appear on the market. Recreational amenities are well developed and included oceanfront water sports, boating, an active YMCA, lush parks, state parkland, playgrounds, athletic fields and league sports, swimming pools, and supervised recreation programs for all age groups.


Atlantic Highlands, Highlands
Atlantic Highlands Offices
Highlands Offices
Chamber of Commerce

The boroughs of Atlantic Highlands and Highlands provide Victorian charm and a small-town atmosphere along the beautiful Jersey Shore. Atlantic Highlands features the famous Stone Bridge and a municipal harbor with restaurants, gazebos, tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing pier, and party or charter boats. The borough also operates a high-speed ferry to the “city.” The business community includes wonderful seafood and other restaurants, unique shops, and entertainment centers. Surrounding hills include Mt. Mitchill, the highest point along the Eastern shoreline. Quaint and compact, Highlands Borough covers less than one square mile with quaint homes that enjoy a panoramic setting. Recreational amenities range from beaches and oceanfront sports to county parks and sports facilities.


Avon-By-The-Sea, Bradley Beach
Avon Offices
Bradley Beach Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The popular and picturesque summer coastal resort of Avon-by-the-Sea covers less than one square mile. The borough features an attractive boardwalk shopping district and scattered retail activity, although nearest major mall is only two miles from home. This full-service community features restaurants, a library, several churches, and recreational programs. Bradley Beach offers visitors and residents a relaxed lifestyle complete with two lakes, public swimming pools, ocean breezes, and outdoor summertime concerts. Both boroughs accommodate a flood of summer visitors and residents. In fact, the population of Bradley Beach swells from 5,000 to 30,000.


Belmar, Lake Como
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Lake Como Offices

Chamber of Commerce

One of the gems of the Jersey Shore region is the resort and residential community of Belmar Borough, with a mile of pristine beachfront, Main Street shopping, and a state-of-the-art marina. Secluded but not isolated, residents enjoy New Jersey Transit bus and train service and air travel at Monmouth Executive Airport. The borough offers charming homes, wonderful restaurants, scores of shops, and colorful annual celebrations. Numerous charter and fishing fleets add to the picturesque setting. The smaller Lake Como Borough is ideally located along the coast above Spring Lake between Lake Como and Belmar. Through the decades, Lake Como has managed to thrive as a resort and residential community, enhanced by its proximity to Atlantic City.


Brielle, Manasquan, Sea Girt
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Manasquan Offices
Sea Girt Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The charming resort and residential community of Brielle provides a picturesque coastal home and outstanding recreational amenities along the Manasquan River. Developments like the Manasquan River Golf Club and Manasquan River Yacht Club combine with historic cottages and newer construction for a superb quality of life. From its 1880 roots, Brielle has grown into a popular summer resort noted for its recreational boats, charter fishing, and sweeping marinas. Manasquan Borough tends to be popular with boaters, beach recreation enthusiasts, and anglers as the unique where “the river meets the ocean.” Sea Girt Borough is characterized as an exclusive resort community with an exceptional shoreline and boardwalk.


Colts Neck
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Chamber of Commerce

The township of Colts Neck lies in the middle of Monmouth County, distinguished as an affluent area with a long-established reputation for its premium horse farms and spectacular estates. “Room to stretch and grow” best describes the expansive opportunities for property acquisition and home-building in this township where the minimum lot size is two acres. Quality schools and services, expanding retail and commercial development, and an attractive “country” setting make this a highly desirable community. The Township maintains ten park and open space facilities in addition to various greenways scattered around residential neighborhoods.


Englishtown, Manalapan
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Manalapan Offices

Chamber of Commerce

History, harmony, and hospitality are the cornerstones of English­town Borough, a primarily residential community with a small-town spirit and a rich heritage dating back to colonial times. The borough shares a quality school district with the surrounding expanse of Manalapan Township, which offers more than 30 square miles of panoramic open space and residential development. This former community has developed beautiful neighborhoods and commercial districts including modern shopping centers. Recreational amenities include the township recreation center, Battlefield State Park, athletic fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, and golf courses. Lake Weamaconk attracts regional visitors for boating, fishing, and picnicking.


Fair Haven, Rumson, Sea Bright
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Rumson Offices
Sea Bright Offices

Chamber of Commerce

Ideally located between Rumson, Red Bank, and the Navesink, Fair Haven Borough offers a small-town atmosphere that excels in warmth and community spirit. Covering less than two square miles, the borough encompasses quiet neighborhoods of charming single-family homes, lush parks, excellent schools, and a quaint historic shopping district. Rumson Borough had its beginnings with country estates and “gentlemen” farms, and remains one of New Jersey’s more affluent communities. The borough is dotted with lush parks that provide sports facilities, tennis courts, playgrounds, and open space. The small community of Sea Bright Borough offers an attractive resort destination and year-round home highlighted by beautiful beaches and summer activities. Golf courses and a 42-acre conservation park are close to home.


Borough Offices
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Chamber of Commerce

Residents of Freehold Borough enjoy a small-town atmosphere in a charming historic center. The surrounding Freehold Township offers attractive suburban neighborhoods that cover a sweeping 39-square-mile area interspersed with vast tracts of open land, lush woods, and commercial development. The selection of housing is diverse enough to suit every taste and budget, from vintage older homes that are ideal for renovation to contemporary construction and horse properties. The Freehold Raceway is distinguished as one of the East Coast’s best known racetracks. Other highlights include the award-winning parks and recreation department, an excellent school system, low tax rates, and shopping at Freehold Raceway Mall.


Hazlet Township
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Chamber of Commerce

Once a sweeping expanse of rich farmland, Hazlet Township nestles in northeastern Monmouth County and extends to the bay shoreline. Because its development as a suburban area began in the 1950s, many of the single-family homes that dominate this area are relatively new construction. Multi-family developments are limited, creating a hometown atmosphere of tranquil neighborhoods. Local retail facilities are abundant, and the numerous shops of Monmouth Mall are easily accessible. Preserved open space, excellent schools, and a pleasing selection of housing are all hallmarks of Hazlet. In addition to an active parks and recreation department, residents have easy access to county and state parks.


Holmdel Township
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Chamber of Commerce

Situated in northern Monmouth County, Holmdel Township is characterized as a rural, residential community convenient to the Garden State Parkway and key highways leading to beaches and major shopping centers. This suburban community covers 18 square miles with lovely neighborhoods, open space, and several significant recreational sites. Local parks include Phillips Park, Holmdel County Park, Allocco Park, and Labbe Park. Drawing regional visitors, Telegraph Hill Park features the PNC Arts Center and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Continued growth and development of this area is certain, since Holmdel is in a prime position to serve local, national, and worldwide markets.

Howell, Farmingdale, Tinton Falls
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Farmingdale Offices
Tinton Falls Offices

Chamber of Commerce

Distinguished as the county’s largest municipality, Howell Township stretches more than 22 square miles to encompass rich farmland, growing residential communities, and commercial development. Howell Township encircles the small community of Farmingdale Borough, offering a close-knit hometown atmosphere. Enjoying a location near Allaire State Park, the borough provides easy access to first-rate recreational opportunities. The growing suburban community of Tinton Falls Borough covers more than 15 square miles of varied and scenic terrain. Recreational amenities are programs are highly developed and range from sports leagues to arts and crafts. Colorful local celebrations highlight the seasons and holidays.


Keansburg, Union Beach
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Union Beach Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The compact and well-developed community of Keansburg Borough covers only two square miles of panoramic Raritan Bay. Keansburg first developed into a working-class resort destination in the early 20th century. Today, it offers a tranquil hometown atmosphere. The nearby borough of Union Beach provides tranquil neighborhoods and a close-knit community spirit. Like most of New Jersey’s smaller resort communities, both boroughs began through the efforts of a land development company. Hazlet and Middletown provide additional amenities including expanded retail options within an easy drive. Recreational opportunities are outstanding, especially for those who appreciate oceanfront water sports.


Keyport, Matawan
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Matawan Offices

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The residents of Keyport Borough enjoy a quiet life on the scenic Raritan Bay. Newer construction and historic housing combines with apartments and condominiums for abundant housing options. Keyport maintains a strong charter boat industry and superb harbor facilities. Matawan Borough offers striking examples of various architectural styles, particularly Victorian. Monmouth Mall is the nearest major shopping center for both communities. Recreational opportunities are outstanding, including close proximity to Cheesequake State Park as well as lakes and rivers. Closer to home are lush local parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and multi-purpose trails.


Little Silver, Monmouth Beach
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Monmouth Beach Offices

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The borough of Little Silver covers approximately three square miles and features tree-shaded neighborhoods filled with quaint charm. This area is a popular site for water sports and boating. Mon­mouth Beach Borough lies between Shrewsbury River and the Atlantic Coast to provide easy access to a wealth of outdoor adventures and water sports. This primarily residential community offers outstanding harbor facilities for boating and local shopping facilities. Both communities look to nearby Monmouth Mall for expanded retail opportunities. Recreational amenities close to home include lush parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, and supervised recreation programs.


Long Branch, Oceanport, West Long Branch
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W. Long Branch Offices

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Beautiful Long Branch City represents the quintessential Jersey Shore resort, once drawing heads of state, business tycoons, and celebrities to Victorian mansions. Today, the city still welcomes throngs of visitors and vacationers to its quietly fashionable atmosphere. Proud of its distinction as the “Nation’s First Seashore Resort,” Long Branch has emerged as a desirable community and Monmouth County’s largest city. Oceanport Borough is probably best known for the attractions of Fort Monmouth and Monmouth Park Racetrack. West Long Branch Borough has evolved into an attractive residential community from its country roots. Many vintage, lavish estates have been integrated with the sprawling Mon­mouth College campus.

Marlboro Township
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Chamber of Commerce

As a primarily residential community, Marlboro Township has experienced only limited industrial growth. Once a completely agricultural area, the township is still home to scattered farmland that preserves a picturesque and open quality as well as a rural flavor. In addition to older homes in quiet neighborhoods, large lots ranging from one-half to multi acres are available for new construction and horse properties. Local shopping facilities are available, although the scores of shops at Manalapan Mall are just four miles away. The township continues to develop in residential and commercial sectors, providing recreational amenities that include athletic fields, tennis courts, a public swimming pool, and private swim clubs.


Middletown, Red Bank
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Red Bank Offices
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Distinguished as one of the county’s largest municipalities, Middletown Township sprawls over 41 square miles. From its settlement along the panoramic shores of the Raritan Bay in 1609, Middletown has matured into a dynamic community that includes access to the Navesink River and Raritan Bay. Fourteen distinct villages and five charming historic districts combine with quaint wooded retreats, excellent schools, and a New Jersey Transit Rail station to offer a rare quality of life. Red Bank Borough residents enjoy life in a Victorian village atmosphere that has also been dubbed “Little Wall Street” in recognition of the area’s many financial businesses. Red Bank is also home to the famed historic Count Basie Theatre. Outdoor recreation in this area includes county and state parks, river and lake water sports, and championship golf courses.


Millstone, Roosevelt
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Many of the residents of Millstone Township reside in the quaint historic villages of Perrineville and Clarks­­burg, developed as small commerce centers in the early 19th century. Spanning 38 square miles, the township provides a scenic rural backdrop for its welcoming residential neighborhoods. The smaller community of Roosevelt Borough offers all the benefits of a small-town atmosphere within close proximity to excellent recreation sites and major highways. Parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, and tennis courts are available close to home. The borough is home to private swim clubs, and Assupink Preserve is adjoined by three lakes for expanded outdoor adventures.


Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Grove
Neptune Borough Offices
Neptune Township Offices

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Located along the Shark River, Neptune City Borough provides attractive, quiet residential neighborhoods and coastal beaches. The community center is a focal point of community life, offering a gym, computer room, game room, TV lounge, fitness room, multi-purpose facilities, and recreational and social activities. Neptune Township covers an area of eight square miles to encompass the charming Historic District of Ocean Grove. Known as the “crossroads of the Jersey Shore,” the township has attracted a significant influx of high-tech industries that enjoy close proximity to major highways. Major recreational amenities include coastal beaches, marinas, golf courses, and a county park.


Ocean, Loch Arbour Village
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Covering 11 square miles, Ocean Township has experienced tremendous growth in both residential and commercial sectors in recent decades. Local retail centers now include three shopping centers and two malls. Originally part of Ocean Township, Loch Arbor Borough is characterized as an upscale beachfront community of several hundred residents. Complete in one-tenth of a square mile, Loch Arbor is smallest of the Monmouth County’s municipalities. The township provides recreational amenities that include athletic fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, a swimming pool, golf courses, conservation areas, and supervised programs for residents of all ages.


Shrewsbury, Eatontown
Shrewsbury Borough Offices
Shrewsbury Township Offices
Eatontown Offices

Chamber of Commerce

The historic communities of Shrewsbury Borough and Shrewsbury Township represent two of the county’s earliest settlements. In fact, the associated village is both a State and National Historic District. Eatontown Borough provides the regional shopping center of Monmouth Mall. Both electronics and communications industries have flourished in Eatontown. This diverse and unique community covers approximately six square miles with a balance of residential neighborhoods with commerce and industry. Proximity to beaches, the excitement of Monmouth Park Racetrack, and a selection of attractive housing characterize this area. Recreational amenities include playgrounds, local parks, athletic fields, tennis courts, the Eatontown community center, and a golf course.


Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights
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Spring Lake Heights Offices
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The borough of Spring Lake is a meticulously maintained Victorian resort community that continues to attract summer visitors. This picturesque seaside town offers an unhurried atmosphere of gracious living on the Jersey Shore. Two miles of sugar-sand beach and the longest non-commercial boardwalk in the state add to the ambiance. Tree-lined streets with turn-of-the-century architecture surround the large lake, further graced by scenic paths, shady nooks, and rock gardens. The coastal community of Spring Lake Heights Borough provides a pleasant residential atmosphere and proximity to oceanfront recreation. Local shopping facilities include a shopping center with expanded options in nearby Asbury Park.


Wall Township
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Chamber of Commerce

Wall Township lies in southeastern Monmouth County on the coast between the Shark and Manasquan Rivers. From its beginnings as an agricultural area, Wall has expanded in both residential and commercial sectors and added a limited amount of industry. Picturesque farmland still harmonizes with open space, quiet neighborhoods, and retail centers, ensuring a tranquil country atmosphere. The nearest large shopping center is Seaview Square, just five miles from home. Recreational amenities include state and county parks, athletic fields, tennis courts, public and private golf courses, private tennis clubs, and

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