Middletown was first settled by The British in 1665 and became a town in 1693. Kings Highway, a well known road dotted with colonial farmhouses, was the route of the British retreat.
Middletown is a large township of approximately 40 sq miles and made up of distinct neighborhoods and villages within itself. Locust and Navesink are quite rural and run alongside the Navesink River across the Oceanic Bridge from Rumson. Navesink River Road has the dramatic views and properties and is the most expensive area in Middletown. Chapel Hill is still horse country with farms, barns and meadows. These towns are all on the Eastern side of Middletown and make it a very easy fast ferry commute to Lower Manhattan.
On the Western side of Middltown bordering Holmdel are neighborhoods like Oak Hill, Lincroft and Brasch Farms. The Village, an area on the Historic Register, is nestled on Kings Highway near several colonial churches. Middletown's train station has enormous parking capabilities making it easy for commuters.
There are two adult communities, Shadow Lake and Shady Oaks. Both are quite affordable and offer wonderful amenities for the over 55.
Middletown with its large footprint has much to offer with two high schools. Middletown North and Middletown South. With its close proximity to New York it is a great choice for those working in the city.
Properties range from the smallest investment properties under $100,000 to the most prestigious along Navesink River Road to $5M+.