Marlboro Real Estate Agent
As a Marlboro Real Estate Agent I suggest, when searching Monmouth County Real Estate, Marlboro Township in particular, its important to align yourself with a seasoned professional, someone who knows the terrain, someone like me. I’ve been here 45 years. Here are some thoughts as you embark on your journey with an eye toward, one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.
Marlboro Township has been around for a while, 165 years and counting. Originally part of Freehold Township, Marlboro was comprised of a number of small hamlets whose names will come up in conversation when working with your Marlboro Real Estate Agent, places like Wickatunk, Pleasant Valley, Robertsville, Bradevelt, Topanemus & Morganville to name most, with only Morganville having it’s own zip code (07751) but remains, part of Marlboro Township. Marlboro is steep in tradition, Marlboro Village still exists, the center of what was initially a farming community, much like most of Monmouth County. So, what’s in a name? Seems Marlboro was derived from the discovery of “Marl”... the remains of prehistoric fish, shellfish and Lord knows what else. Its purpose, commonly known as natural fertilizer, the export demand becoming so high, it launched one of Marlboro’s first industries back in the late 1700’s.
As your Marlboro Real Estate Agent can attest, Marlboro is very desirable, home to over 40,000 residents. Marlboro continues to grow, fast becoming one of the largest municipalities in Monmouth County, certainly Western Monmouth County. Comprised of mostly Single Family homes and nice neighborhoods, the median home value should run in the mid 4’s with a small selection of communal offerings running from the low 2’s to high 3’s. There’s also a half-dozen Adult Communities to choose from, so something for everyone. Centrally located in Monmouth County, public thoroughfares include Route 9, Route 18, Route 34 & Route 79 with access to the Garden State Parkway in nearby Matawan at exits 120 & 117. Drive times to Newark are estimated at 45 minutes, another 20 minutes or so into Manhattan with mass transit options available by bus on the Route 9 corridor, express NJ Transit train service at the Matawan train station or SeaStreak ferry options in Belford or Atlantic Highlands.
And of course, Marlboro is convenient to “The Jersey Shore”. With Monmouth County being the gateway to the coast, of the 127 miles of beachfront one will find more than 50 miles of it tied to Monmouth County, all in close proximity to Marlboro. But that’s not all Monmouth County Real Estate has to offer. It is diverse, offering revolutionary and historical landmarks and the nationally recognized Monmouth County Parks System. For those seeking nightlife and fine dining experiences, the municipalities of Red Bank, Freehold and Atlantic Highlands should more than satisfy your need, experiences for all tastes. Ask your Marlboro Real Estate Agent for a suggestion or two.
Let’s not forget about the schools,….The Marlboro Township Public School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. The district is composed of eight school facilities: one pre-school, five elementary schools and two middle schools. Marlboro Township also has a public high school, Marlboro High School which is part of the Freehold Regional School District serving grades 9-12, with some Marlboro students attending Colts Neck High School. The district also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township and Manalapan Township. Many Marlboro students attend the various learning centers and academies available throughout the district, and students from other district townships and boroughs attend Marlboro High School's Business Learning Center.
Marlboro has much to offer, much to consider, why not come for a visit,….you can bike the Henry Hudson Trail, see if you can locate “The Marlboro Tree”, a 152 year-old Black Willow hidden somewhere in the town, peruse the country roads. Just be certain not to use the cell phone while driving. In 2001, Marlboro became the first municipality in New Jersey, one of the first in the U.S., to ban cell phone use while driving. You’ll survive, just find yourself a qualified Marlboro Real Estate Agent to be your tour guide,…someone like me!