Manalapan Real Estate and Information

Manalapan Real Estate and Information

Named after the Lenape Indian word for land of good bread or good land to settle upon, Manalapan Township, New Jersey is located 45 miles southwest of New York City and 15 miles from the Jersey Shore. This suburban township of close to 40,000 residents was settled in 1848 with deep roots in farming, agriculture and saw and grain mills. Manalapan was home of the Battle of Monmouth fought during the Revolutionary War and was home to a Civil War training ground. The census designated area of Yorktown (population 6500) is also a part of Manalapan. These days Manalapan real estate consists of single-family homes, condos and apartments, assisted living centers and scenic luxury and estate homes.

Shopping and Dining

Whether you’re looking for clothing, home items, electronics or antiques, there’s something for everyone’s shopping needs in Manalapan. Browse for jewelry and gifts at Aramis Boutique, or for high-end fashion and the latest selection in evening gowns and formal wear there’s Whispers Fashions, or check out local favorite the Englishtown Flea Market for hundreds of booths filled with treasures and antiques. The Manalapan EpiCentre hosts a variety of shops and services like fresh flowers, electronics, and clothing. Popular chain electronic stores and other large retailers make up the rest of the shopping scene here for home items, school supplies and the like.

If you’re looking for romantic dining, a meal out with the family, or just a quick bite to eat, there are plenty of eateries to choose from in Manalapan. Stop in to local favorite Manalapan Diner for large helpings of seafood or bring the family to Peking Pavilion for delicious Chinese food. Or, for some Cajun cuisine in New Jersey try Meredith’s New Orleans Cuisine. Stop into Wegmans for your grocery shopping needs.

After a long day of shopping in Manalapan, be sure to give yourself a nice treat by visiting the Avanti Salon & Spa.

Parks and Recreation

Whether you enjoy concerts under the stars, miles of walking and hiking trails or picnics in the park there is something for every active family in Manalapan. The Manalapan Recreational Center is the place for all things recreational and boasts two handball courts, a fitness trail, two street hockey courts, a bocce court and a nine-hole disc course just to name a few. The recreational center plays host each year to Manalapan Under The Stars – a local festival celebrating summer with live music, food, entertainment and a fireworks show.

Golf enthusiasts can choose from three top golf courses in the area like Knob Hill Golf Club, Battleground Country Club and the public Pine Brook Golf Course.

Spend some time learning about the Battle of Monmouth at Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The park includes an interpretive center and historic houses for public tours. For those looking to soak up the sun and spend a day on the beach, Manalapan is just a short drive from the Jersey Shore.


Manalapan residents enjoy the rural feel of the town while benefiting from its close proximity to New York City’s amenities. Many people enjoy the selection Manalapan real estate has to offer with options including planned developments, older neighborhoods, homes with significant acreage and luxury homes. There are also upscale condos, town homes, colonial homes and retirement communities. The average listing price for a home is $503,000 with the average selling price of $340,000. The town has seen an upswing in population over the past 25 years as more people have moved out of the city to this smaller community.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District serves the area with six grade schools and a middle school. Manalapan High School is served by the Freehold Regional School District which also has a total of six specialty high schools in the area which Manalapan students can choose to attend.

For healthcare needs there is the Manalapan Surgery Center, Marlboro Gastroenterology and Meridian Health in nearby Freehold, NJ.

New Jersey Transit serves Manalapan with the Number 9 bus for commuters going to Manhattan and access to light rail and train stations. Residents benefit from access to four of the nation’s largest airports including John F Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia, Newark International and Philadelphia International Airport.

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Contact Information

Cataneo & Associates
33 West Main Street
Holmdel NJ 07733

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