Are you thinking about moving to Freehold Township and want to know the best area to settle? In this episode of Monmouth Redefined, I’m going to share the top three neighborhoods in Freehold, New Jersey you’ll want to check out. We’ll look at each community’s location, amenities, and housing costs that offer something for every budget.
The first neighborhood I recommend is Raintree, located in West Freehold. Raintree is a gated community that offers condos, townhomes, and patio homestyle living. It’s ideal for first-time homebuyers, anyone who may be looking to downsize, seniors who may not want to live in an adult community, or anyone who has a modest budget.
Location And Amenities
One of the reasons people like living in Raintree is because of its location. You’re within a quick car ride or even walking distance to Stop & Shop, Walgreens, Dunkin Donuts, the post office, Livoti’s Market, and much more. Another reason that people like living in Raintree is because of everything that the association offers.
This gated community is located on a nine-hole golf course. Within the association, they offer a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a clubhouse, a workout room, and paved trails for walking and running. Raintree includes nine sections, and your monthly association fee depends upon which section you live in.
There are 994 condos and townhomes and 217 patio homes available. To purchase a two-bedroom condo in Raintree, it’s going to cost you right around $275,000. If you’re looking for a townhome, you can expect to pay anywhere from the mid to upper $300,000 price range. And if you are looking for a patio-style home, that is going to run you about $450,000.
The second neighborhood I’m going to recommend is the Stonehurst development, located in West freehold and not far from Raintree. It’s more of a median price neighborhood, with the homes built in the mid-1960s. In this development, you’re going to find all different styles of homes including colonials, split levels, bi-levels, and ranches. Most of the homes also offer basements.
Housing Costs And Amenities
In Stonehurst, you’re going to find that many of the homeowners have upgraded their homes throughout the years, adding additions, pools, and outdoor spaces to their homes. Many families live in the development, and many of the homes are located within walking distance to several schools.
An interesting fact is that when the development was being built, the Williamsburg model was the most popular model. This home sold for under $26,000; can you imagine that? You can’t even buy a new car for that price today.
Today, a home in the Stonehurst development can vary greatly, anywhere from the $400,000 range well into the $700,000 price range. This depends on the square footage, upgrades, and amenities that the home offers. All of the lot sizes in Stonehurst are very nicely sized, many of them close to an acre.
The third and last neighborhood in Freehold Township I recommend is for anyone who has a larger budget. The name of this development is Seven Oaks; to be very honest, I’m a little partial to this development because I love it so much. It’s one of the greatest developments and one of my favorites within Monmouth County. Throughout the years, I’ve had the honor to sell many homes in Seven Oaks. All of my experiences with clients in Seven Oaks have just been amazing, and many of them have continued and grown into long-lasting relationships.
Location And Housing Costs
Seven Oaks is located in East Freehold and is convenient to Route 18. This makes its location ideal for anyone commuting to New York City or traveling up north, as you can hop on Route 18 and bypass Route 9, the traffic, and lights.
The Seven Oaks development consists of 126 homes, ranging in square feet right from around 3,000 up to about 5,000. All of the homes are situated on oversized lots and offer two to three-car garages. A home in the Seven Oaks development is going to cost you anywhere in the upper $800,000 price range to about $1 million.
If you drive through the development, there are a few things you’re going to notice. First, all of the homes are meticulously maintained; Seven Oaks homeowners take pride in their homes. Next, you’re going to notice that many of the homes have inground pools.
Additionally, if you drive through on a summer day or a nice evening in the spring or fall, you’re likely going to see many children playing in the neighborhood. The development is filled with children, and many of the neighbors get together for holiday events such as Trick or Treating and Easter egg hunts.
Another plus is that kids and parents love that the elementary school and middle school are both located within walking distance of the development. Truthfully, I can’t say enough about the Seven Oaks development. It’s just a rare and unique development for the sense of community that it offers.
Make Freehold Township Your Home
I hope this gave you a good idea of three desirable developments located right here in Freehold Township. Each is a community you should check out if you are considering moving here.
Additionally, a large majority of my business is done right here in Freehold. If you are considering moving here—or if you live here and are considering selling your home—I would love the opportunity to talk with you. I’ll help guide you and ensure that you make the best decision for you and your family. Feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to connect!
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