Are you thinking of moving to Marlboro, New Jersey, and wonder what life is like here? In this episode of Monmouth Redefined, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about living in Marlboro. We’ll look at everything from the schools and lifestyle to the cost of living so you know exactly what to expect.
All About Location
Marlboro, New Jersey is located within Monmouth County. It has approximately 40,000 residents and offers easy access to Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New York City. It also borders Freehold, Manalapan, and Colts Neck Townships. Within Marlboro, there is a subsection called Morganville that is still part of Marlboro Township–though it owns its own zip code.
One of the reasons people like living here in Marlboro Township is because of its vicinity to the New York area. You will find that many Marlboro residents still commute to New York City or go back and forth to visit family and friends. A car ride to New York City from Marlboro (without traffic) is probably going to take you about 45 minutes.
The Cost Of Housing
The next question that people typically have when considering moving to Marlboro is the cost of living and housing. Of course, it can vary based on what you’re looking for. If you want specifics, reach out to me and I’d be happy to give you those. Here are a few general pointers, though, to get you started.
The average three-bedroom townhouse will cost you at least $400,000. A single-family home with four to five bedrooms in Marlborough can vary significantly, but you can probably find something for around $500,000. For a four to five-bedroom single-family colonial home, the price can go well up into the million-plus range.
One thing you should know about Marlborough, New Jersey is that it’s hard to find new construction. So if you’re looking to move to Marlborough, you’re most likely going to be purchasing a resale property. Additionally, most of the homes within Marlborough Township are going to offer you public utilities.
However, if you move to the Morganville section within Marlboro, most of those homes do not offer public utilities. Instead, they are going to have septic and a well. Most buyers aren’t aware of this when moving to Morganville, so if this is an issue for you, that’s something you’re going to want to be aware of before starting your search.
Schools, Outdoor Activities, And More
Now that you know about the location and the cost of housing, let’s get into the lifestyle here in Marlboro. One of the questions people often ask is what there is to do here. Isn’t it in the middle of nowhere? Actually, this township is known for having some of the most beautiful homes within Monmouth County. Because of that, it’s definitely not inexpensive to live in Marlboro Township.
Marlboro attracts many families for many reasons–and the first is the school district. Did you know that Marlboro School District ranks as one of the top within New Jersey? The area has also been ranked numerous times as one of the safest places to live in New Jersey.
There’s also so much to do here. You have the convenience of the beaches along with beautiful beautiful parks. The Henry Hudson Trail, which is a 24-mile paved trail, offers plenty of space for people who love running, jogging, biking, and walking on it. You can also take advantage of the Marlboro Rec Center, which offers plenty of activities both in the summer and winter seasons.
In Marlboro, there’s also no shortage of restaurants or shopping. You can find both within and nearby, making Marlboro a very desirable place to live within Monmouth County.
Is Marlboro Right For You?
I hope this gave you a good idea of what life is really like here in Marlboro. If you have any additional questions about the area or what Marlboro Township is really like, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and ask. I’d be happy to provide you with whatever information you need.
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