Freehold Township Info and Homes For Sale

Freehold Township Info and Homes For Sale

The Lenni Lenape were the first known group of settlers that inhabited the area, which is now known as Freehold Township, around the year 1500.  This was a Native American society who found Freehold to be a convenient place to settle because it was the located along the ‘Old Indian Trail’: a route used by the Indians to get to shore where they collected oysters, clams, shells, and other resources that the Atlantic Ocean provided.  It was not until the early 1600’s that the first European and Dutch settlers came to Freehold Township.

Over the next three centuries, Freehold has been an area that evolved into a place where people could raise their families.  People also had the opportunity to earn a living thanks to how rapidly the township was growing culturally and economically.  The evolving commercial town and the agricultural economy were the main sources of the growth.  Over time, Freehold was becoming a more and more desirable area to live.    

Shopping and Dining

One of the many benefits of living in Freehold is the abundance of places to shop.  For starters there is the Freehold Raceway Mall, which is the second largest mall in New Jersey.  Opened in 1990, it houses stores such as JCPenny, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sears.  To experience a more personal form of shopping, you can visit Downtown Freehold.  This area has something for everyone.  You can find apparel shops, book and music stores, florists, jewelry dealers, and much more.  In fact, there are a total of 45 businesses that make up the Downtown Freehold Area.

As far as dining goes, Freehold is very unique and specialized.  Obviously, like any other town in America, there is not a shortage of chain restaurants and fast food establishments.  What makes Freehold special is the amount and quality of local eateries.  You can enjoy a good old fashioned American hamburger at ‘Courtyard on Main’ or authentic Italian cuisine at ‘L’Acqua Ristorante’.

Parks and Recreation

There are a number of parks where residents of Freehold can enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities.  Some of the more popular parks are Michael J. Tighe Park, and Durand Park.  In total, there are 14 parks throughout Freehold.  Each one gives families and residents the opportunity to enjoy playgrounds, athletic fields, nature trails, picnic areas, etc.  Children can also enjoy the skate park located at Michael J. Tighe Park.    


The motto for Freehold is, “Western Monmouth’s Family Town”. ­ Based on the quality of living, this motto has proven to be appropriate.  As of 2010, the township’s population was 36,184.  This was a 14.7% increase from 2000.  The total number of housing units, according to the 2010 United States Census, was 13,140.  The majority of residents in Freehold include married couples with families, making the average family size 3.24. 

Freehold’s location also makes it easy to commute to nearby cities.  This includes places such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Newark.  However, it is not imperative to work outside the township with thousands of jobs right in Freehold.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Within Freehold there is an Early Childhood Leaning Center which serves as the township’s pre-school.  A total of seven elementary/middle schools are spaced throughout the town for children to receive optimal education.  Once a student reaches the 9th grade, they will attend either the Freehold Township High School or the Freehold High School unless the student would like to attend a Freehold School District Learning Center or Academy.

CentraState Healthcare Center is located right within Freehold.  CentraState's mission is to enhance the health and well-being of our community through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare.

As far as transportation goes, driving is always an option with major state routes running through the town such as US Route 9, Route 18, and Route 33.  There are also bus services to commute residents anywhere from Lakewood to New York City.  The closest train stations are located in Aberdeen-Matawan and Belmar. 


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