Popular Towns for Growing Families

If you’re looking for the perfect town for your growing family, there are plenty of great choices nearby. Whether it’s quality schools, beautiful parks, or kid-friendly activities you’re looking for, Monmouth County and the surrounding areas have plenty to offer. Here are some popular towns for growing families.

Old Bridge

Located in southern Middlesex County, Old Bridge has all the charm and convenience of a suburb, but with a rural atmosphere. Named the best place to live by Money Magazine twice, this small town is full of rolling country-sides and open air. But don’t worry, the residential areas are full of modern playgrounds, paved sidewalks and plenty of activities for the kiddos. The Old Bridge Township’s school district is one of the largest in the state, with an impeccable reputation. Any family would be lucky to settle down in Old Bridge.


Howell is a beautiful town and home to the Manasquan Reservoir. Howell is the perfect town for families who like to stay busy, offering several township events throughout the year like the Howell-o-ween Spooktacular and the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony. With plentiful shopping centers and access to public transportation, you’re bound to find something exciting to do every weekend if you choose.

Asbury Park

Asbury Park may be one of New Jersey’s most famous towns, thanks to being the birthplace of Bruce Springsteen, but it has plenty of other admirable attributes as well. The Asbury Park Boardwalk is one of the most unique boardwalks in the country and is a huge attraction to families looking to have such a vast source of entertainment in their own backyards. Besides the boardwalk, Asbury Park has plenty more to offer – including a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and other attractions.

Any of these towns would make an excellent choice for growing families, and these are just the tip of the iceberg of what central New Jersey has to offer!