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About Freehold Boro
Freehold Boro is the county seat of Monmouth County. In 1919 voters decided to separate the downtown area from the surrounding farmland areas, creating Freehold Boro, which is totally surrounded by Freehold Township. Land was donated that was suitable for a courthouse, and a village quickly grew around the courthouse. Other government buildings opened nearby, sheriff’s office, prison and a post office. Soon homes and small businesses soon followed. In the surrounding area, farms began to appear. The differences between the village area and the surrounding farmlands eventually caused the formation of Freehold Boro, using land from Freehold Township, which completely surrounds Freehold Boro. The two towns now have many shared services, but remain completely independent.
Freehold’s history has many ties to the American Revolution, and was known as a center of patriot activity. The Battle of Monmouth was fought in what is now Monmouth Battlefield State Park, which is in Freehold Twp and Manalapan. A famous figure at the Battle of Monmouth was Molly Pitcher.
In 1852 a railroad station was established in Freehold, contributing to Freehold becoming an important commercial and industrial hub in central New Jersey.
According to the 2010 Census, Freehold Boro’s population was 12,052. There are over 4,200 homes in Freehold Boro, mostly single family homes, there are also 3 condo complexes. Many of the homes in the downtown area date to the 1800’s, mostly around the courthouse, the Hall of Records and the train station. Many of these homes have been converted into office space. The median household income in Freehold Boro was $52,000, furthermore, the per capita income was $23,331
When students enter kindergarten through 8th grade students will attend the Freehold Boro Schools. Nearby private schools are St Rose of Lima in Freehold Boro, St John is Matawan, CBA in Middletown, Red Bank Catholic in Red Bank – among others.
When a student enters high school they will attend Freehold BoroHigh School. This is part of the Freehold Regional High School District. Most, but not all, will attend the school in their town. Freehold Boro High School is one of six schools in the Freehold Regional High School District. Furthermore, each school offers different specialized courses. Talented and motivated students may apply to attend any of these schools. However, there is a competitive application process.
SAT scores at all of the high schools consistently exceed state and national averages. As a result, more than 87 percent of the district’s students pursue higher education.
As an option, 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.
Dining and Shopping
Is there great shopping in the area? Grocery stores close by? Yes! Downtown Freehold has much to offer – restaurants, shopping and more. Route 9 is also a major shopping area, with many shopping centers offering major retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Wegmans and more. 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, or the weekly free concerts in Freehold Boro. In addition, concerts are frequently held at iPlay America, an indoor Theme Park. Nearby in Red Bank visit the Count Basie Theater for concerts and shows, or plays at the Two River Theater. Don’t miss the high school musicals in the spring. Freehold Boro has a great Memorial Day Parade, plus other festivals throughout the year. Don’t miss the fireworks display at Freehold Raceway, or go to the races which feature live harness racing for trotters and pacers. New York City is less than 2 hours away by car, take a bus or catch a train from Matawan. If you prefer, Atlantic City is less than 2 hours drive.
Parks and Recreation
Freehold offers a summer camp program for grade school children. The Monmouth County Library is located nearby in Manalapan, in addition, Freehold Boro has it’s own library on Main St.
Monmouth County has 6 public golf courses, in addition to many private country clubs.
It’s a great location for commuters, because NJ Transit and Academy Bus offer service to NYC with stops along Route 9 and a the train station in downtown Freehold. Additionally, commuter rail service is available in Matawan.
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