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Middletown / Navesink

Middletown Township has been named one of the best places to live by MONEY magazine four times since 2006. A low crime rate, great schools, and access to an abundance of cultural and leisure activities make Middletown a wonderful place to raise a family in over 16 individual neighborhoods to choose from within a 42 square mile area. With 19 public schools and 5 private schools, Middletown is also home to Brookdale Community College and the award-winning MAST and High Tech High Schools.

Families keep busy with over 70 pristine parks, hiking trails, playgrounds, sports leagues, and facilities as well as ample restaurants, shopping and entertainment options. For those craving a fun night or weekend in New York City, it’s just a quick ride via ferry, bus, or train. The beautiful Navesink River offers boating, kayaking, and sailing clubs and features some of the most breathtaking riverfront estates of notable CEOs and celebrities.

Residents enjoy a real sense of community with an active Senior Center, Community Center, world-class township library, and the award-winning Middletown Arts Center. Middletown’s robust Recreational Department offers numerous programs, camps, special events, and trips throughout the calendar year. Movies in the Park, Summer Concert Series, Daddy- Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Mini Golf Tournament and Santa’s Holiday Train Ride are all cherished favorites creating many happy memories.

Founded in 1664, Middletown features 5 historic districts, 1,900+ acres of farmland and horse stables as well as 18 scenic corridors including Henry Hudson Trail access and several beaches along 19 miles of coastline with panoramic views of the New York City skyline. A popular tourist attraction, the Sandy Hook National Park and Fort Hancock boast the oldest continually lit lighthouse in the nation and relics of an early military post now under renovation. A brand new state of the art Sloan Kettering Medical Facility and the AT&T Research Facility also draw talented professionals to the area.

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