Colts Neck Homes for Sale – where you can Find Your New Home in Colts Neck, NJ
About Colts Neck
What is now Colts Neck Township began as Atlantic Township in 1847. It was formed from portions of Freehold Township, Middletown and Shrewsbury. The name was changed to Colts Neck Township in 1962. Colts Neck was recently ranked as New Jersey’s 16th wealthiest municipality. Strict zoning ordinances have kept out urban development and chain stores. Colts Neck was originally a farming community and It has long been known for its large number of equestrian farms. Recently, much of the town’s farm land has been developed with large homes and sprawling estates.
The 2010 Census reports a population of 12,331 people and 3,193 households. The median household income in Colts Neck was $154,491, furthermore, the per capita income was $65,919.
Houses in Colts Neck are almost exclusively large, upscale homes. Colts Neck does not offer public utilities, therefore most homes must be built on lots covering a minimum of 2, 5 or 10 acres. The minimum size depends on the zoning for that area.
Students will attend the Colts Neck School District. Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade are offered. There are 3 schools, pre-K to 2nd grade, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.
When students attend high school they will go to the Freehold Regional High School District. There are six high schools in the Freehold Regional High School District. The schools are Manalapan, Freehold Township, Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell and Marlboro. Children attend the high school according to boundaries set by the district. Most children in Colts Neck will attend Colts Neck High School.
There are specialized Learning Centers in each of the six high schools for students who are talented and highly motivated. Any student from the region is eligible to enroll, however there is a competitive admission process. Furthermore, each school offers different specialized courses.
SAT scores at all of the high schools consistently exceed state and national averages. As a result, bore than 87 percent of the district’s students pursue higher education.
Many Colts Neck students attend private schools, such as Ranney School, Christian Brothers Academy, Peddie School, Red Bank Catholic and others.
When students enter high school they may also apply to one of the five high schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Specialized courses are available in fields such as computer science, and biotechnology. Also courses in the medical and science fields are available, among others.
Colts Neck offers a summer camp for grade school children.
Dining and Shopping
There are a few small shopping centers nearby in Colts Neck along Route 34, offering restaurants and locally owned businesses. Make sure to visit Delicious Orchards on Rt 34. Other shopping is nearby on Route 9, or to the east, on Route 35,. There are many shopping centers offering major retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Kohls’, Lowes and more. The Route 9 shopping area extends north into Freehold, and south into Lakewood. Raceway Mall is minutes away, with over 200 stores to choose from. The popular warehouse clubs are nearby, and this area also has many restaurants to choose from.
In the area you can enjoy live music at the Freehold Raceway Mall Summer Concert Series, also the weekly free concerts in Freehold Boro. Additionally concerts are at iPlay America, which is an indoor Theme Park. Nearby in Red Bank visit the Count Basie Theater for concerts and shows, or plays at the Two River Theater. In addition, the high school musicals in the spring are very entertaining. Visit the movie theaters in Raceway Mall and on Route 9, and don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks display. Another option is to go to the races at Freehold Raceway, which features live harness racing for trotters and pacers. New York City is less than 2 hours away by car, you can take a bus or catch a train from Matawan. If you prefer, Atlantic City is less than 2 hours drive.
Parks and Recreation
Colts Neck has numerous parks, also, you can pursue fishing, hiking trails, bicycling and more at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell,
There are multiple private golf courses in Colts Neck. Additionally there are many public courses in Monmouth County. There are also many public parks in the area. And don’t forget the Jersey Shore!
Commuters to New York find this is a convenient location because of the transportation options. Bus service is available from either Lincroft or the PNC Center in Holmdel. Train service is available from Little Silver, Matawan or Middletown, additionally, ferry service is available in Highlands. Plus there is easy access to the Garden State Parkway is in Middletown.
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