Middletown , NJ
Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, settled by English who migrated from western Long Island and New England beginning in 1665 and in 1693, was formed as a Township. Middletown’s population, according to the 2010 US Census is 66,522, making it the 16th largest municipality in New Jersey.
Due to its affluence, low crime, access to cultural activities, public school system, and central commuting location, Middletown was ranked in the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2014 Top 100 in CNNMoney.com’s Best Places to Live. Middletown has been named the #1 safest small city in New Jersey and 7th in the nation for 2019, according to The Top 50 Safest Small Cities in America, a new report from Frontpoint Security.
The Middletown Township Public School district has a total of 17 schools:
– 12 Elementary schools — Bayview Elementary School, Fairview Elementary School, Harmony Elementary School, Leonardo Elementary School, Lincroft Elementary School, Middletown Village Elementary School, Navesink Elementary School, New Monmouth Elementary School, Nut Swamp Elementary School, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Port Monmouth Elementary School and River Plaza Elementary School
– 3 Middle Schools – Bayshore Middle School, Thompson Middle School and Thorne Middle School- 2 High Schools – Middletown High School North and Middletown High School South
Middletown also hosts two public magnet schools, High Technology High School located on the property of Brookdale Community College, located in the Lincroft section of town, and the Marine Academy of Science and Technology located on Sandy Hook, which are part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.
Middletown Township is also home to two private high schools – Christian Brothers Academy located in Lincroft and Mater Dei High School located in the New Monmouth.
Middletown is a highly desirable community due to its’ easy commute to Manhattan — with a choice of ferries, buses or trains into New York City. Among the township’s other attractions are the varied natural landscape, a wide range of housing options and its proximity to downtown Red Bank, as well as several popular beaches, including Sandy Hook, a six-mile barrier island that is part of Middletown but run by the National Park Service.
Township’s Official Website: https://www.middletownnj.org/
Public Information with up to date news about the town: https://www.middletownnj.org/227/Public-Information-Office
Recreation in Middletown: https://www.middletownnj.org/155/Recreation
Commuting from Middletown:
Ferry from Belford: https://www.nywaterway.com/BelfordFerry.aspx
NJ Transit Trains and Buses: https://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?
Academy Bus from Exit 109: hdnPageAction=TrainTohttp://www.academybus.com/Commuters/Commuters.aspx