Are you considering a move to Colts Neck, New Jersey, and wonder what it might be like living there? In this episode of Monmouth Redefined, I’m going to give you an overall rundown of what it’s like to live in Colts Neck. We’ll explore the lifestyle, amenities, and housing prices in the area so you can decide if this town fits you best.
Welcome To Colts Neck
Colts Neck is located only 45 miles outside of New York City, 70 miles from Philadelphia, and only 10 miles from some of the most beautiful beaches in New Jersey. It’s part of Monmouth County and is considered to be the central section of New Jersey. One of the reasons people like living in Colts Neck is because of its suburban lifestyle, beautiful scenery, and small hometown feel and atmosphere.
The town is known for its horse farming history and beautiful, spacious homes and properties. It’s truly unlike any other town within Monmouth County. There are very few traffic lights and no sidewalks. Many of the residents live on multi-acre lots. Fun fact: Bruce Springsteen’s primary residence, a 400-acre horse farm, is located right here in Colts Neck.
The area’s schools are also a very big draw for families. Colts Neck is part of the Freehold Regional High School District, which is a highly rated school system that offers students the opportunity to specialize in many different magnet programs.
Things To See And Do
There are also many popular points of interest in Colts Neck. Dorbrook Park is home to the area’s recreation center, located on 540 acres. It offers tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, swimming pools, and a splash pad for kids. There are also open fields and paved trails for running, biking, jogging, walking, and skating.
Additionally, there are several golf courses within Colts Neck. This provides many opportunities to get out and hit the links. There’s also Delicious Orchards, a very popular country market that opened in 1911 and has grown to 110 acres. Not only do locals love Delicious Orchards, but many travel miles to enjoy their fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery items, and more.
The Cost Of Housing
Now that we know about the Colts Neck lifestyle, let’s learn about homes and the cost of housing. Colts Neck has always been a desirable place to live, but when COVID hit, home prices increase substantially. Just over the past year, home prices in Colts Neck are up over 15%.
One of the first things you need to understand if you are considering living in Colts Neck is that, aside from one development, none of the homes offer public utilities. They’re all on septic and well. The only development where you will find public utilities within Colts Neck is The Grande.
This is not your typical Colts Neck development, as homes within The Grande are mid-sized on smaller lots. There is a monthly association fee of $206 that gives you access to the tennis courts, the clubhouse, and the pool. If you are interested in a home within The Grande, you will pay roughly $600,000.
Aside from The Grande, you will find a wide array of home styles throughout Colts Neck. Prices can vary greatly depending on square footage, the amount of acreage, updates, and amenities. If you are looking for a 3,000 square foot home on an acre so of land, then you’re going to need a budget of about $1 million here in Colts Neck. You can find lower-priced homes within the town, but they’re going to be smaller homes or will require work to update them. A good rule of thumb in pricing is that homes in Colts Neck with updates—including new kitchens, fast-finished basements, pools, and larger lot sizes—are going to be much more expensive and likely well above the $1 million price mark.
Make Colts Neck, New Jersey Your Home
I hope this video gave you a quick snapshot of what life is like in Colts Neck. If you have any questions about Colts Neck or Monmouth County in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’ll be happy to help you get to know the area and find a place to call home.
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