Are you looking for a wonderful townhouse community to live in here in Manalapan, New Jersey? In this episode of Monmouth Redefined, I’m excited to introduce you to Southfield Estates, one of Manalapan’s most sought-after developments. We’ll explore everything from the location and amenities to housing options and schools so you can see if Southfield Estates is right for you.

The Southfield Estates development is located in northern Manalapan directly off Route 9 and Craig Road. The homes in Southfield Estates were built in the late 80s and early 90s. They offer two to three bedrooms and one to two-car garages, while a few of them do have basements. Overall, there are approximately 200 homes within the community.

An Ideal Location

One of the reasons that Southfield Estates is such a desirable place to live is its location. Living directly off Route 9 makes it very accessible to everything here in town. If you are unfamiliar with Route 9, it’s the longest highway in New Jersey and runs down to Cape May County. Numerous businesses are located both on and off Route 9, so living in Southfield estates means you have very easy access to get to so many places within only a two to three-minute car ride.

Directly across from the development is a shopping center, which has Wegmans, Best Buy, Five Below, HomeSense, Home Goods, and various other stores. Having a shopping center across from the development makes your everyday life so much more convenient. Its location is also ideal for traveling to Staten Island, Brooklyn, New York, and commuting to New York City.

Within minutes, you can get to the bus stop that will take you directly to Port Authority. Within about an hour door to door, you can be in New York City. Also located close by are several restaurants, convenience stores, and local businesses. Again, having all of this within minutes of your house makes life much more easier and convenient.

Housing Options

Another reason people love living in Southfields Estates is that throughout the years, the development has been well maintained and taken care of. Although they are townhomes and not single-family homes, many of the models offered are quite spacious. Some of them even offer private decks, patios, and yards.

If you are looking for a more affordable way to get into Manalapan Township, Southfield Estates provides this. The homes range in square feet from about 1,500 up to about 2,000 square feet. Some of them offer first-floor master bedrooms, fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings.

Additionally, some of the models are very open and spacious due to the open floor plans offered. The square footage can feel bigger than it actually is.

The Schools

Lastly, people like living in this development because of the Manalapan Township School System. If you live in this development, your child will attend Lafayette Mills for elementary school. My kids went here, and it’s a fabulous school.

Upon completing fifth grade, they will go on to Pinebrook for sixth grade and then to Manalapan Englishtown Middle School for seventh and eighth grade. Manalapan Township High School is part of the Freehold Regional High School District, which is a highly-rated public school district and the largest in the state of New Jersey. It offers the students the opportunity to apply for one of 14 magnet programs.

There are six towns that make up the district: Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold Township, Freehold Borough, Colts Neck, and Howell. Not only does the school district offer the children a wonderful education but it also offers them rare and exciting opportunities as well.

What You Get For Your Money

Now that you know a little bit about Southfield Estates and what it’s like to live there, you may be wondering what you get for your money. In the past six months, six homes were sold. The lowest sold home was for $395,000 which was a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, one-car garage and was a little bit over 1,500 square feet.

The highest-sold home in the development was for $505,000, which was just about 2,000 square feet, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a one-car garage. Along with the price of the home, you will have a monthly Association fee of $175 that covers your lawn maintenance, snow removal, and trash removal.

Make Southfield Estates Your Home

Along with the reasons that I shared with you, numerous other reasons make Southfield Estates so desirable and popular. If you decide to check out the neighborhood, I think you will find it to be a wonderful place to call home.

If you have any further questions about Southfield Estates, Manalapan, or the Monmouth County area, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I’d be happy to connect with you. Make sure you subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Monmouth Redefined, my show all about living here in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!