Living in Manalapan

Manalapan Township is a safe and supportive, ethnically-diverse community. Situated 45 miles from Manhattan and not far from the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia, Manalapan offers a small town rural feel with suburban amenities!

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Communities in Manalapan

Unincorporated Communities

  • Cahills Corner
  • Clarks Mills
  • Elton
  • Gordons Corner
  • Lafayette Mills
  • Millhurst
  • Monmouth Heights
  • Oakland Mills
  • Smithburg
  • Taylors Mill
  • Tennent
  • Tracey
  • Whittier Oaks
  • Woodville

Neighborhoods

  • Borough Center
  • Clarks Mills
  • Gordons Corner
  • Lafayette Mills
  • Millhurst/Carrs Corner
  • Monmouth Heights (Route 9) – Buyers are required to join the Monmouth Heights Community Association, which maintains an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a kiddie pool, two tennis courts and a volleyball court on Ryan Road.
  • Robertsville
  • Taylors Mills
  • Whittier Oaks
  • Yorketown

New Construction

Condos

  • Oak Knolls (Longwood Drive) – Over 300 units two- and three- bedrooms available
  • Southfield (Symmes Road) – Tw0- and three- bedrooms available

Apartment Rentals

Adult/Retirement

  • Covered Bridge (Route 9)-  This community features over 1,800 one- and two-bedroom condominium apartments. At least one resident must be 62 or older.

Where is Manalapan located?

 

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Manalapan is a town located in Monmouth County. Monmouth County is a county located in Central New Jersey, within the New York metropolitan area and located in the central part of the state. It is the northernmost county along the Jersey Shore.

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Manalapan History

What makes Manalapan special? Manalapan (07726), a 30.839 square mile township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, became a farming community when the first English, Dutch, and Scottish settlers arrived late in the 17th century. In 1778, nearly 30,000 British and Colonial troops fought the Battle of Monmouth on an area that straddles the current Manalapan and Freehold township borders. Manalapan Township was officially formed in 1848.

One of Manalapan’s better-known historic buildings is the Old Tennent Church on Tennent Road. The Georgian-style church has a cemetery that dates back to 1731 when an earlier church stood on the site. The Reverend John Tennent and his brother, the Reverend William Tennent Jr. were pastors of the churches from 1730-1777.

Englishtown, established in 1888, is a borough named after an early settler, James English. Manalapan completely surrounds Englishtown, making it a “doughnut town” – where one municipality entirely surrounds another.

Yorketown is a 2.397 square mile unincorporated community and census-designated place in Manalapan Township.

Manalapan Township borders Freehold, Marlboro and Millstone (Monmouth County), and Monroe and Old Bridge (Middlesex County).

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Manalapan Government

Manalapan Township has a separate government from Englishtown Manalapan is governed under the township form of New Jersey municipal government. The five-member Township Committee (elected for 3-year staggering terms) are elected directly by the voters at large in partisan elections in November.

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Manalapan Population

How many people live in Manalapan? According to the 2010 United States Census, there are 38,872 people, 13,263 households, and 10,663 families residing in Manalapan Township. The median home cost in Manalapan is $432,500.

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Manalapan School District

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“An Award Winning District with a Tradition of Excellence!”

How are the schools in Manalapan?

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District is committed to educating the whole child both socially and academically.  Their goal is to create a safe and stimulating environment for lifelong learners.

Manalapan-Englishtown School District serves students in Pre-School through 8th Grade and is composed of one Early Learning Center for Pre-School through Kindergarten: John I Dawes Early Learning Center, five Elementary Schools for Grades K-5: Clark Mills School (Grades 1-5), Lafayette Mills School (Grades 1-5),  Milford Brook School (Grades K-5) and Taylor Mills Schools (Grades K-5) and Wemrock Brook School (Grades 1-5) and two Middle Schools for Grades 6-8:  Pine Brook School (Grade 6) and Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School (Grades 7-8).

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Manalapan Township has a public high school for Grades 9-12: Manalapan High School (home of the Braves) and is part of the Freehold Regional High School District. Manalapan High School is a fully-accredited comprehensive high school serving a community of nearly 38,000 residents living exclusively in the Township of Manalapan and the Borough of Englishtown. 

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Freehold Regional High School District offers rising 9th Graders the opportunity to apply to twelve prestigious magnet programs – Animal and Botanical Sciences (Freehold Twp), Business Administration (Marlboro), Computer Science (Freehold), Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management (Freehold), Fine and Performing Arts (Howell), Global Studies (Freehold Twp), Humanities (Howell), Law and Public Service (Colts Neck), Law Enforcement and Public Safety (Manalapan), Medical Sciences (Freehold), Navy Junior ROTC (Colts Neck), Science and Engineering (Manalapan). These programs allow students to pursue passions in specific, focused areas. 9th Graders who are accepted into one of these magnet programs become full-time students at the program’s home school for all four years of their high school career. Many Manalapan students attend these various magnet programs available at other district high schools and students from other municipalities in the district (Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold, Howell, and Marlboro) attend Manalapan High School’s Law Enforcement and Public Safety Magnet Program and Manalapan High School’s Science/Engineering Specialized Learning Center.

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Manalapan Township & Parks

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Does Manalapan have parks? Manalapan Township maintains several parks and recreation facilities for public use (some requiring permits for use).

  • Balmar – Apache Drive
    Facilities: 6.1 acres featuring tennis courts, a “tot lot” and open fields
  • Bucks Head – Doe Drive
    Facilities: 2.5 acres featuring a basketball court, playground and open fields
  • Forest Hills –
    Facilities: 2 acres featuring open fields
  • Holiday Park – Blenheim Rd
    Facilities: 11.2 acres featuring a softball field and playground
  • Knolls Playground – Lamb Lane
    Facilities: 5.5 acres featuring a basketball court and open fields
  • Locust Grove – Holiday Road
    Facilities: 2.4 acres featuring basketball courts and playground
  • Manor Drive –
    Facilities: 3.8 acres featuring a playground
  • MRC Dreyer Tract & Expansion – Route 522
    Facilities: 68.5 acres featuring 6 softball/baseball fields, 2 football fields, 3 soccer fields, 1 “tot lot” and a snack bar/shelter building
  • New Beginnings –
    Facilities: playground
  • Pension Hill – Pension Road
    Facilities: 1 acre featuring a playground
  • Pinewood Drive –
    Facilities: 1.9 acres featuring a playground
  • Short Open –
    Facilities: 0.5 acres of open fields
  • Thompson Grove – Thompson Grove Road
    Facilities: 65 acres featuring open area, walking trails, bird sanctuary and a lake
  • Village Green 
    Facilities: 5.1 acres featuring a gazebo and open field

 

Manalapan Recreation Center

Manalapan Recreation Center (M.R.C.), a 93.5-acre park located on Route 522, provides the widest variety of facilities, with many lighted for night usage.  MRC features 6 basketball courts, 2 bocce courts, concession stand, a 9 hole disc golf course, fitness trail, 6 football/soccer fields, 2 handball courts, headquarters building, 2 maintenance buildings, 2 picnic areas, 3 softball/baseball fields, 2 street hockey courts, 6 tennis courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, shelter building, splash pad and 2 “tot lots”.

Are there any summer camps in Manalapan? Manalapan Recreation Center also boasts Manalapan Summer Camp.

 

Manalapan Library

Manalapan is home to the Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive. Besides its extensive collection of books and films, the library also serves as a social center hosting books and bridge clubs, sponsoring lectures, concerts, arts and crafts and movies.

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Getting Around Manalapan

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There are 3 major state roads that pass through Manalapan township: Route 9 and Route 33 and the 2 major county roads that traverse the township is County Route 522, County Route 527 & County Route 537.

The Garden State Parkway is accessible in bordering town – Old Bridge and neighboring towns – Holmdel, Matawan, Middletown, Tinton Falls and Wall. Interstate 195 is accessible in bordering town Millstone. Interstate I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike) is accessible in bordering town – Monroe and neighboring towns – Howell and Wall.

Travel time from Manalapan to the Jersey Shore is approximately 25-45 minutes (15-25 miles).

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There are multiple public transportation options available, including bus, rail, ferry and air service –

How is the commute from Manalapan to Manhattan/Jersey City?

Manalapan to Port Authority –

NJ Transit provides bus service along the Route 9 corridor (sheltered bus stops), between Englishtown and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. NJ Transit Route #139 runs down Route 9 and stops at local stops and Route #132 runs the Gordon’s Corner Express route. Gordons Corner stop to Port Authority has a travel time of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. NJ bus tickets can be purchased at the deli near the Gordon’s Corner stop, Gulf gas station on Ryan Road, Penny Pantry on Texas Road in Marlboro or the Union Hill Road Park & Ride.

Manalapan to Penn Station –

The Aberdeen/Matawan train station (approximately 25 minutes from Manalapan), a heavily used train station on the North Jersey Coast Line, providing service to NY Penn Station (31st Street & 8th Avenue). Travel times from Aberdeen/Matawan to Penn Station range from 43 minutes to 1 hour and 14 minutes. NJ Transit Rail Tickets can be purchased at the Aberdeen/Matawan Station. There are commuter lots located at the Aberdeen/Matawan Station.

Manalapan to Wall Street –

Academy Bus Lines provides service along the Route 9 corridor to Wall Street. Travel time from the Gordons Corner stop to Wall Street is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Academy bus tickets can be purchased at the Gordons Corner Stop, Penny Pantry on Texas Road in Marlboro or in the Pond Road Shopping Center in Freehold.

Prefer traveling by water? Check out Belford Ferry in Middletown or the SeaStreak service in Highlands. SeaStreak offers ferry service to NYC with stops in Wall Street and 35th Street in Manhattan.

 

How is the commute from Manalapan to Jersey City?

NJ Transit provides bus service between Manalapan and Jersey City. NJ Transit Route #63 runs Express and Route #64 runs Local.  Travel time is approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes on the Express Route. NJ bus tickets can be purchased at the deli near the Gordon’s Corner stop, Gulf gas station on Ryan Road, Penny Pantry on Texas Road in Marlboro or the Union Hill Road Park & Ride.

The Aberdeen/Matawan train station (approximately 25 minutes from Manalapan), a heavily used train station on the North Jersey Coast Line, provides service to NY Penn Station. To get to Jersey City, you would transfer at the Newark/Penn Station Stop and take the PATH to one of the numerous Jersey City stops. Travel time from Aberdeen/Matawan to Newark/Penn Station is approximately 1 hour and then travel times from the PATH to Jersey range from 15-25 minutes depending on where you are going in Jersey City.

 

Where is commuter parking in Manalapan?

Manalapan Township has multiple commuter parking lots (annual permit required) –

  • Franklin Lane – in the vicinity of Gordons Corner Rd & Route 9 (also a daily park and ride lot located at this location)
  • Symmes Drive – intersects with Route 9 South and Ryan Road across from the Epicentre Shopping Mall
  • Towne Pointe – located in the  Towne Pointe Shopping Center and is accessible from Tennent Road or Route 9 South
  • Craig Road – real lot located behind the Bed, Bath & Beyond building on Craig Road & Route 9
  • Monmouth Heights Swim Club –  located on Ryan Road at the entrance to the Monmouth Heights Swim Club

 

How is the commute from Manalapan to Staten Island? 

The commute from Manalapan to Staten Island is approximately 30 miles (35-55 minutes depending on traffic)

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Manalapan Travel

What is the closest airport to Manalapan? The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport, which is 34 miles (about 44 minutes drive) from the center of Manalapan Township. Old Bridge Airport, a municipal airport in Englishtown, offers short-distance flights to surrounding areas.

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Why Should I Move to Manalapan?

Things to do in Manalapan

Youth Sports

Are there any youth sports in Manalapan?

Image result for manalapan soccer clubManalapan Soccer Club, established in 1987, is a youth soccer organization that has recreational level teams as well as travel teams.

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Manalapan Youth Football Association provides boys and girls of all ages an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football and cheerleading.

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The Manalapan Baseball and Softball Association (MBSA) provides supervised baseball and softball programs to the families of Manalapan,

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Manalapan Youth Lacrosse Club promotes the growth of the sport of lacrosse to youth boys and girls.

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Golf

Are there any golf courses in Manalapan?

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Battleground Country Club, located in Manalapan, NJ, is a private full-service country club with a beautiful and challenging 7,000 yard, par-72 golf course, and luxurious clubhouse including three gorgeous banquet rooms overlooking the golf course. Battleground Country Club offers a fine dining restaurant – Terrace on the Green, a Members Grille Room, fitness room, member’s business center, Golf Shop, pool complex including a kiddie pool, children’s play area, beach volleyball area, four Har-Tru tennis courts, and many other amenities.

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Knob Hill, New Jersey’s premier semi-private golf club, located in Manalapan, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ. Knob Hill Golf Club offers both its members and the public an exceptional club experience. From the immaculate and challenging Mark McCumber designed course, to their spectacular clubhouse, Knob Hill is the one club you’ve been waiting for.

 

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Pine Brook is a Monmouth County Park System 18-hole, par 61 executive-length golf course. Pine Brook measures 4,168 yards from the white tees and includes one par 5 hole, five par 4 holes, and twelve par 3 holes. Pine Brook has a USGA course rating of 59.8 and slope rating of 93 from the white tees. Snacks and refreshments are available through vending machines.
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Bowling

Is there anywhere to go bowling in Manalapan?

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Knob Hill Country Lanes in Manalapan features competitive and fun bowling leagues, birthday parties, corporate events, and cosmic bowling. With a fully stocked bar, you can enjoy bottled or draft beer or your favorite mixed drink. A snack bar features all your favorites from pizza to burgers to nachos to chicken fingers to curly fries and much more.

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Activities

What fun, family activities are in Manalapan?

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Englishtown Raceway Park is one of the premier destinations for families in New Jersey. There are events to accommodate kids and adults alike in this family-friend motorsports carnival atmosphere.

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Monmouth Battlefield State Park (2.928 acres) is located on the border of Manalapan and Freehold Township. The Revolutionary Battle of Monmouth that took place on the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park was one of the largest battles of the American Revolution. The park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a visitors center. Park facilities and activities include an interpretive center, visitor center, picnic tables, and a playground. Winter sports include sledding, cross-country skiing. Trails are available for horseback riding and hiking.

The Battle of Monmouth Reenactment is an annual event held each June at the park that routinely draws thousands of visitors.

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Parents

Fun things to do in Manalapan with kids?

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LiL Giggles Play Cafe is an Indoor Playground and Enrichment Center in Englishtown featuring: Open Play, Ceramics, Birthday Parties, Mommy & Me Classes, Arts & Crafts Workshops for Toddlers and Kids, Special Events, Cafe Lounge, Fresh Coffee Made Daily, Lattes, Cappuccinos and so much more.  LiL Giggles is the “ONLY” Play Cafe to offer Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch!

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My Gym offers kids birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps and other fantastic fun filled programs for ages 6 weeks – 10 years.

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Spas

Is there a place to go to for a day of pampering in Manalapan?

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Spend your well-needed day off at Avanti Day Resort, a relaxing day spa in Englishtown, NJ. Avanti Day Resort provides body treatments, nail services, facials, massages and more. A professional facial from this spa can reveal younger, healthier looking skin. This spa offers professional hair care services for every hair type, including straight and curly. Take advantage of the full suite of beauty services at Avanti Day Resort such as eyelash extensions and makeup application. Avanti Day Resort offers a wide selection of tanning services, including custom airbrushing.

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Farms

Looking for a farm in Manalapan?

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Happy Day Farm in Manalapan is a wonderful family-friendly farm featuring a 10-acre corn maze, 10-acre pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn stalk tunnel, kids hay mountain, horse-shaped tire swings, pig racing, pumpkin blaster, corn cannon, pedal carts, petting zoo, pony rides, hay tunnel, right turn only maze, rubber duck racing, face painting, corn box, kids hay maze, playground, hay tunnel, photo cutout signs, live entertainment, DJ and snacks and refreshments. Be sure to check out the pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, and flowers!

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Maple Leaf Farms, one of the largest garden centers and gifts shop in New Jersey, is a seasonal destination for the whole family. The country store is a rustic retreat filled with unique decor gifts for indoor and outdoor. To make your visit more pleasurable there is our Sweet Shop that offers ice cream, fudge, apple cider donuts, and many more sweets. There is a variety of nostalgic candy, jams, and syrups to choose from. Flowers are grown in a spacious greenhouse that is abundantly stocked with a variety of annuals, perennials, and tropicals. Be sure to stroll through the nursery full of conifers, deciduous, and ornamental trees. In addition, they grow 300 Acres of trees and shrubs.

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Shopping

Where is good shopping in Manalapan?

Manalapan has no true “downtown” area, but Route 9 in Manalapan is packed with shopping plazas and restaurants. On the other hand, Englishtown has a quaint downtown area. The main commerce activity of Manalapan is located on Route 9 & Route 33.

  • Supermarkets: Wegmans

Commercial Developments

  • Manalapan EpiCentre (Route 9): Applebee’s, Bonefish Grill, Gary Michael’s Jewelry, Hand & Stone, Home Goods, Marshall’s, P.C. Richard, PetValu, Target, Turning Point, Verizon, Wegmans

If you are looking for a mall, check out Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold (approximately 10 minutes from the center of Manalapan) or Monmouth Mall in Eatontown (approximately 36 minutes from the center of Manalapan).

Maybe outlet stores are more up your alley? Jackson Premium Outlets in Jackson (approximately 21 minutes from the center of Manalapan) or Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls (approximately 25 minutes from the center of Manalapan).

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Dining

What are the top restaurants in Manalapan?

Looking for wonderful restaurants in Manalapan either for a quick bite or a nice night out, look no further –

  • Anemos Greek Cuisine – BYO restaurant serving seafood and an array of Mediterranean delights
  • Bonefish Grill – Contemporary chain restaurant offering a seafood-centric menu, plus steaks & cocktails
  • Cholula Restaurant – Delicious, casual and fun restaurant featuring authentic Mexican cuisine
  • Coal Fired Pizza – Simple Italian restaurant specializing in pies cooked in an 800-degree coal-burning oven
  • Crystal Palace Restaurant – Spacious Russian & Eastern European eatery offering live music
  • Emilio’s Pizzeria – Laid back eatery offering pizza, pasta and other Italian dishes
  • Gus’ Diner – Casual diner serving fresh dishes with Greek/Mediterranean flavors
  • King Wok – Casual restaurant serving traditional Chinese dishes
  • Manalapan Diner – Diner serving American staples, including all-day breakfast
  • Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant – Casual BYO spot serving pizza and other Italian specialties
  • Peking Pavillion – Elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere that serves the finest gourmet Chinese food
  • Sakura Sushi – Offering outstanding sushi cuisine for dining in, takeout and delivery
  • Sal’s Gourmet Pizza & Pasta – Gourmet Italian & American available for delivery or takeout
  • Shirin Cafe – Longtime, BYO neighborhood nook with old-world flair offering Uzbek & Russian food
  • Sycamore Grille – American fare with spectacular views of the 1st and 10th holes of the Knob Hill golf course
  • Turning Point – Daytime cafe chain serving breakfast, sandwiches, tea & coffee drinks in stylish surroundings
  • Villabate Pizza & Restaurant – Family owned restaurant serving pizza, pasta, and other Italian specialties
  • Yuzu Kitchen – Asian inspired spot showcasing signature dishes such as poke bowls, sushi burritos & ramen

Had something else in mind? Check out these local hot spots – Applebee’s, Bamboo China II, Dusal’s Pizza & Restaurant, Five Guys , La Rosa Chicken & Grill, Mixed Greens & GrillPanera Bread & Wong’s Chinese Restaurant

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Activities

What is happening in Manalapan?

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