Why Live in Howell
The township is the largest municipality in Monmouth County by total area, comprised of approximately 61.21 square miles.
Living in Howell Township, offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Howell Township there are several restaurants, coffee shops and parks.
Howell completely surrounds Farmingdale, making it one of the “doughnut towns” in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another. The township borders Colts Neck Township, Freehold Township and Wall Township in Monmouth County and Brick Township, Jackson Township and Lakewood Township in Ocean County.
The township is home to numerous shopping centers, particularly on U.S. 9, including Aldrich Plaza, Adelphia Plaza, Greenleaf at Howell, Howell Commons, Lanes Mill Marketplace, and Regal Plaza.
There are other shopping destinations near Howell, including the Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold Township, Jackson Premium Outlets in Jackson Township and Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls.
Neighboring Farmingdale acts as a ‘downtown’ for the surrounding Howell Township. Nearby Asbury Park and Freehold Borough are also regional ‘downtowns’ for the township.
Manasquan Reservoir offers nature and exercise related activities such as fishing, bird watching, jogging, biking, dog walking. The reservoir also has a nature exhibit where people can go see the local wildlife.
The public schools in Howell Township are highly rated and it is a steadily growing bedroom community of NYC.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend either Howell High School, Freehold Township High School or Colts Neck High School (depending on home address), as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD).
The Freehold Regional High School District also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Manalapan and Marlboro Townships. Students from Howell can apply to participate in one of the Freehold Regional Learning Center Magnet programs within these six schools.
Mother Seton Academy, a Catholic school for PreK-8th grade and Monmouth Academy are private schools in Howell Township.
If you are new Howell resident or if you are considering moving to Howell, you can visit the new Howell Township resident page: https://www.twp.howell.nj.us/461/New-Residents