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Manalapan

Manalapan, NJ

 

With a Lenape Indian name whose translation varies widely - from "edible roots" or "within a covered swamp" to “land of good bread or good land to settle upon” - Manalapan covers over 30 square miles of land in Western Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Offering the best of all worlds to its residents, the Township mixes suburban community living with easy access to all points of interest throughout the metropolitan area, a convenient commute into New York City and a quick 15-mile drive to the state’s famous beaches.  

With a great school system, outstanding parks and recreation facilities, efficient transportation, proximity to stores, urban centers, shopping malls, hospitals, major highways, restaurants, and easy commute to New York City and Philadelphia, this may be why Manalapan was rated as one of the best places to live and work in the state by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2003, and the second “Hottest Town” in which to live on the East Coast by Money magazine in 2004.

 

History

Monmouth Battlefield State Park is a 1,810-acre state park located on the border of Manalapan and Freehold Township. The historic 1778 Battle of Monmouth, one of the largest battles fought during the American Revolution, took place at this site. The battlefields have since been restored, as well as the historic 1746 Craig farmhouse situated there.

Both the field and the Craig house are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Public Schools

The top rated Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District is comprised of the following public schools:

John I. Dawes Early Learning Center – serving students in Pre-K and Kindergarten

Students in Grades 1-5 students attend one of the following schools:

Pine Brook School – serves students in Grade 6

Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School - serves students in Grades 7-8

Manalapan High School – serves students in Grades 9-12. 

 

Transportation

US Route 9 is the main road in Manalapan and throughout the northeast, with State Route 33 passing through its southern section.  Other major roads include Routes 522, 527 and 537.

Manalapan Township is conveniently located near the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 195 and the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), for ease of travel to and from points of interest throughout the metropolitan area.

NJ TRANSIT buses serve Manalapan riders to and from Newark, Jersey City and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

 

Sports and Entertainment

When it comes to live theater, the Center Players Community Theater in Freehold is the source for exceptional performing art talent in Manalapan and its surrounding communities. With every program they produce, Center Players educate and entertain while giving their actors and directors the opportunity to refine their craft.

In nearby Englishtown and Freehold, shoppers can find their paradise in the form of a variety of big and not-so-big retail stores. The Freehold Raceway Mall is just 4.5 miles from Manalapan.

If a rainy day (or any other day) calls for a movie, the multi-screen AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex is the place to be. Located in nearby Freehold, it’s equipped with 14 theaters, a game room and café.

 

Parks and Recreation

Couch potatoes beware: the Manalapan Recreation Center on Route 522 provides a multitude of facilities that can be used any time throughout the year, including lighted fields for night use.

 

  • 2 handball courts
  • 3 softball/baseball fields
  • Fitness trail
  • 6 football/soccer fields
  • 2 street hockey courts
  • 2 tot lots
  • 6 basketball courts
  • 6 tennis courts
  • 2 bocce courts 
  • 2 sand volleyball courts
  • 9 hole disc golf course
  • Concession stand
  • 2 picnic areas

 

The Manalapan Recreation Center Dreyer Tract offers additional facilities:

 

  • 6 softball/baseball fields
  • 2 football fields
  • 3 soccer fields
  • 1 tot lot
  • Snack bar/shelter building

 

Additional facilities throughout the township ensure you’ll never be bored or out of shape:

 

Locust Grove - Basketball court, playground

Holiday Park - Playground, softball field

Manor Drive - Playground

Thompson Grove - Open area, walking trails, bird sanctuary, lake

Pinewood Drive - Swingset

Village Green - Gazebo, open field

Pension Hill - Basketball court

Bucks Head - Basketball court, playground, open field

Knolls Playground - Basketball court, open field

Short Oaks - Open field

Balmar - Tennis court, tot lot, open field

Forest Hills - Open field

New Beginnings - Playground

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  • $485,922 Average Listing Price
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