As the most populous municipality in Monmouth County, Middletown, the birthplace of Jon Bon Jovi, is an exciting place to live. Named as “the fifth-safest city in America to raise a child”, this charming New Jersey town is sought-after by families looking to put down roots in the right place.
Started as a small, unassuming fishing village centuries ago, it is now one of the most popular suburbs in the state. The town has everything you need with top-rated schools and plentiful parks, playgrounds, and outdoor sports areas. The Middletown school district serves its large pre-K through 12th-grade student body in multiple ways, with academic and extracurricular activities to help each child excel. Both Brookdale Community College and The Marine Academy of Science and Technology are available to serve college-age students and adults.
Located within a comfortable distance to New York, Middletown is highly convenient for commuting, with the Garden State Parkway going through town. Rail service is available through Middletown Station, which runs between NYC’s Pennsylvania Station and Bay Head on the North Jersey Coast Line.
There’s so much to do in Middletown, with the park district regularly holding outdoor events and gatherings. There are movies in the park, fossil hunts, pond nettings for fish, and annual holiday festivals and events. The park district also offers Summer day camps for the kids each year. And every resident looks forward to the annual Fall Festival that brings visitors across the state.
As far as dining and shopping, Middletown has plenty of options. With a huge variety of local choices, you could dine on a different cuisine every night of the week. There are several shopping centers in the area as well as locally owned boutiques and shops. For recreation, Sandy Hook is close by for sightseeing, boating, and lighthouse tours.
If you’re interested in making Middletown your home, give us a call. We can help with the home buying process.