Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey, Colts Neck is celebrated for its rich horse farming heritage, expansive residences, charming small-town ambiance, and its proximity to the Jersey Shore. Positioned just 45 miles to the south of New York City, Colts Neck finds itself at the doorstep of one of the world's most vibrant metropolises. As a resident of Colts Neck, you can relish the comforts of suburban life while also having easy access to the excitement and opportunities of the big city.
Residents love Colts Neck for its country flair, while also being a short distance drive to neighboring cities such as New York or Philadelphia. One of the reasons people like living in Colts Neck is because of its suburban lifestyle, beautiful scenery, and small hometown feel and atmosphere. for its strong sense of community and family-oriented atmosphere.
Colts Neck residents have a surprisingly diverse selection of restaurants, nightlife, and other food- and drink-related fun around town. These include the local winery 4JG, which offers tours and tastings and a chance to grab locally brewed beer at Source Farmhouse Brewery. There are also a surprising number of dining options in central Colts Neck, considering the town's relatively rural character, like the casual but classy Huddy's Inn and Orlando Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. Additionally, residents are just a short drive from the hip, bustling downtown district of Red Bank, which is loaded with restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues, and much more.
Shoppers have various choices in Colts Neck, from independent local stores to massive retail centers like the nearby Freehold Raceway Mall. Those looking for a thrill are just 20 miles from the Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor amusement parks, offering a mix of rides, water attractions, and even a safari park. One of the state's best spaces combines learning and fun, the InfoAge Science and History Museums, which calls itself "New Jersey's mini-Smithsonian."
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 Colts Neck Township School System administers public schools in Colts Neck. The organization operates three schools, Conover Road Primary and Elementary Schools and Cedar Drive Middle School, which serve students through 8th grade. Meanwhile, Colts Neck High School (part of the Freehold Regional High School District) offers public education through grade 12.
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