Are you considering moving to Freehold, New Jersey, and wonder which neighborhood might be a good fit for you? In this episode of Monmouth Redefined, I’m excited to show you around one of the best neighborhoods in Freehold: Holland Ridge. We’ll look at this community’s location, schools, and housing options so you know exactly what to expect.
Welcome To Holland Ridge
Holland Ridge is an upscale community located in West Freehold. If you are unfamiliar with where Freehold is located, it’s in Monmouth County, the central part of New Jersey. Freehold Township can be broken down into two sections: East Freehold and West Freehold.
The Holland Ridge development is in West Freehold, close to both Central State Hospital and the Freehold Raceway. Monmouth is about as far west as you can go in Freehold before you enter Jackson Township. This makes you very close to Six Flags Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor, and the Jackson Outlets.
The homes here in the Holland Ridge development are stately colonials situated on oversized lots. As you will notice if you drive through the neighborhood, all of the homes here are meticulously maintained. They were built in the mid-1990s and offer two stories, foyers, open floor plans, and generously sized bedrooms.
There are less than 60 homes in the development. Many of the owners are original owners or owners who have lived in the community for many years. However, in the past few years, we have started to see more home sales than we have in recent years.
A Community Vibe
Living in the Holland Ridge development, you will find a small town family-friendly community that can be difficult to find in other developments. The neighborhood runs its own committee, referred to as the Holland Ridge Beautification Committee. The Holland Ridge Beautification Committee keeps the hood Tip-Top, as referred to in their neighborhood newsletter.
The committee takes care of ensuring that the entrance to the neighborhood is in pristine condition and represents a well-maintained and cared-for community. The committee also coordinates holiday events throughout the year, providing neighborhood traditions for families—like holiday dinners and Labor Day block parties. They strive and commit to making the Holland Ridge community the best neighborhood in Freehold.
If you are lucky enough to live in this community, your children will attend the Freehold Township School District. Children within the development are zoned for West Freehold Elementary, Barkalow Middle School, and Freehold Township High School.
Freehold Township is part of the Freehold Regional High School District, which is a public school district attending to children from 9th through 12th grade. It’s the largest regional high school district in the state of New Jersey. The district includes six towns: Freehold Township, Freehold Borough, Manalapan, Marlboro, Colts Neck, and Howell.
The students have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions in many ways with the many different magnet programs the district offers. Magnet programs are four-year courses of study, and many of the students go on to attend higher education, including some of the most prestigious colleges in the nation.
What You Get For Your Money
Now that you know a little bit about Holland Ridge and what it’s like to live here, you may be wondering what you get for your money. Within the past year, only two homes were sold in the development. I am honored to have been selected for one of the homeowners who decided to sell their home this year.
My clients were original homeowners and decided they wanted a change of scenery. They purchased a gorgeous new home close to the Jersey Shore, and I sold their beautiful home in Holland Ridge for $954,000. The other home that was sold within the development sold for $900,000.
Because there aren’t many homes within the community and because of the desirable location, when a home does go on the market, it tends to sell very quickly.
Make Holland Ridge Your Home
If you are considering moving to Freehold Township, Holland Ridge is definitely one neighborhood I recommend exploring for numerous reasons. If you have any additional questions about the local area and what it’s like living here—or if you live here and are curious about the value of your home—please text, email, or call me anytime.
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