When ranking the most family-friendly towns in NJ, we weighed factors like school quality, safety, affordability and diversity, among other things. Here are the 10 towns that topped our list in Monmouth County in 2019:
- Fair Haven
- Upper Freehold
- Little Silver
Once a collection of hamlets, this Monmouth County township is, now more than 170 years old. From its community garden to events like a superhero dance, this 30-square-mile central Jersey spot is is a hub of activity for families..
Concerts, games and contests hosted by the parks and rec department bring this community together. And thanks to a variety of parks and complexes, you don’t have to convince the kids to leave the house. From walls designated for handball to tot lots and picnic areas to an aquatic center, there’s no shortage of extracurricular activities for the family.
Teens head to either Marlboro High School, where students can write for the Hitching Post newspaper and Kaleidoscope literary magazine, or Freehold Regional High School, which offers magnet programs like animal and botanical sciences, science and engineering, law and public service and more.