Colts Neck Township Info and Homes For Sale

Colts Neck Township Info and Homes For Sale

Located near the Jersey Shore, Colts Neck has been a populated area since the early 1700s. The town was originally incorporated in 1847 by the New Jersey State Legislature as Atlantic Township and was created from portions of Freehold Township, Middletown Township and Shrewsbury Township. Most Colts Neck Township real estate is also close to Tinton and in 2007 was listed as the 16th wealthiest place to live in New Jersey. The name of the town was changed in 1962 to Colts Neck by a referendum on the election ballot. During the Revolutionary War, the town of Colts Neck was home to partisan leader Captain Joshua Huddy, whose homestead is still standing today and is a historical attraction for many residents and visitors.

Shopping and Dining

Most real estate in Colts Neck is located close to small boutiques which are owned by local residents. Little Expressions is one such specialty boutique that offers children’s clothes and accessories. Colts Neck General Store offers sundries and other local goods, while golf enthusiasts can enjoy the Colts Neck Golf Club Pro Shop. Other shoppers seek out the Premium Outlets in nearby Tinton that offer retailers such as Kenneth Cole, Kate Spade and Juicy Couture. In nearby Shrewsbury, The Grove boasts Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, and Williams and Sonoma.

Likewise, eating is an enjoyable experience in Colts Neck with a wide variety of local eateries to choose from. The Colts Neck Inn Steak and Chop House, which has been open since 1717, has been repeatedly voted as serving the best steak on the Jersey Shore, and attracts patrons from up and down the coast. Locals can also enjoy a variety of pizza parlors, sandwich shops, high-end restaurants and pubs. Chain restaurants like Applebee’s and Chili’s are located in a nearby town.

Parks and Recreation

Colts Neck benefits from its close proximity to a variety of recreational activities enjoyed by many of the town’s active residents. The multiple golf courses and country clubs are a testament to the affluence of the neighborhoods here, and the historic monuments preserve the rich history of the state and attract residents who want to spend a relaxing day learning about their town. The Montrose Schoolhouse, Colts Neck Inn, and Captain Joshua Huddy’s Homestead are favorites.

Residents also have easy access to hiking and other activities at places like Dorbrook Recreation Area and the nearby boardwalk and arbor. Residents, along with visitors from up and down the coastline, enjoy day trips and afternoon visits to some of the orchards and vineyards that are found in the town itself and in the surrounding region. The many equestrian farms that still stand today provide a historic learning experience and offer horseback riding adventures through the open and wooded areas of Colts Neck.


Residents of Colts Neck are among the most affluent and educated in the state, and Colts Neck provides a quiet, small town respite from the fast pace of many resident’s busy corporate lives. The population is roughly 13,000 people, keeping the area quiet, peaceful and safe. However quiet and small it may be, Colts Neck is anything but secluded. Its short commuting distance to New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia and its proximity to the nearby Jersey Shore make it a popular place to live.

The estimated average value of a home or condo in Colts Neck in 2011 was $790,000. Many residents work in the Financial District in New York City as financial planners, executives and Wall Street stockbrokers and the like. There are also a fair number of retirees in Colts Neck.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Due to the limited development of Colts Neck and the small population, there are few schools within the limits of the town. There is one public school each for grades Pre-K through grade 2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. All high school students attend either Colts Neck High School or one of the other high schools in the Freehold Regional School District. Approximately 20 percent of children in Colts Neck attend private school as opposed to public school.

Major medical facilities are found within 4 miles of the town center in places like Marlboro and Freehold. The CentraState Medical Center in Freehold is one of the closest hospitals. Several podiatrists, natural healing clinics, chiropractors and other doctors do run practices in town.

Each day, many residents make the commute to New York City’s Financial District, Philadelphia or other locales using their own vehicles or by train (often combining the two) and the town has easy access to freeways, state roads, and the Garden State Parkway.

Contact Information

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Marie Gentile
Keller Williams Realty West Monmouth
50 Hwy 9 North
Marlboro NJ 07746
(732) 536-9010 Office
(732) 433-9117 Cell
Fax: (800) 878-5469