Marlboro Township is part of one of the nation's most desirable counties which has been recognized for its natural beauty, hard to match educational system, and close knit communities. Monmouth County is centrally located and is serviced by every major form of transportation. Monmouth County boasts state of the art communications and utilities networks, and its workforce is one of the nation's best educated.
Numerous statistical sources have labeled Monmouth County as having some of the finest primary, secondary and higher education systems in New Jersey and the tri-state region. Monmouth residents have the privilege of receiving continuous investment into schools, resources and student support facilities from preschool through the university level. Education has been made a top priority by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The board has created and expanded the Monmouth County Vocational Education School District to provide thorough and diverse educational opportunities.
The district is ranked as one of the finest with the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) and High Technology High School consistently producing the highest SAT scores in the county and among the highest in the nation. The county provides residents with public, parochial and private facilities, which include 167 elementary, middle, and high schools, 11 vocational schools, and two charter schools. Students pursuing higher education have an opportunity to attend a community college or a state university in central New Jersey. Area colleges include Brookdale Community College in Middletown, Monmouth University in West Long Branch or nearby Rutgers University. Georgian Court College located in Lakewood also offers excellent academic and extracurricular programs.
Monmouth University is a leading, midsize, private-teaching institution that offers coeducational undergraduate and graduate degrees and 40 distinctive curricular programs. The university occupies a magnificent historic campus within walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean. Monmouth offers students state-of-the-art facilities and the vibrant atmosphere of a large institution with the individual attention of a small liberal-arts college.
Monmouth County features everything from pristine beaches to award-winning golf courses, allowing for almost unlimited recreational activities. Providing space to play, explore, or just watch the clouds roll by, the Monmouth County Park System features 36 recreational facilities totaling more than 12,000 acres. From Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch to Holmdel Park in Holmdel, residents enjoy an impressive variety of parks, golf courses, historic sites, stream valleys and conservation areas. Throughout the year, the Park System offers races, special events and volunteer opportunities. Thoroughbred racing is available at Monmouth Park Racetrack and Freehold Raceway and is also a ninety-minute drive to the casinos of Atlantic City.
Proximity to the cultural centers of New York and Philadelphia notwithstanding, theater, music, dance, and art exhibitions are well represented in Red Bank. The region has become a virtual dining and shopping Mecca, with its diversity of restaurants, shops, and malls accommodating all manner of tastes and budgets. Monmouth County also offers some of the country's finest primary health care facilities, in short, some of the finest treatment available.
With a state of the art job force, strong economic growth, a superior education system, beautiful, historic communities and close proximity to major metropolitan cities, it's no wonder so many have chosen Monmouth County as their home.