Middletown Real Estate and Information

Middletown Real Estate and Information

Listed among the top 100 places to live by Money Magazine, Middletown, New Jersey is a suburban community of 66,000 residents making it the 17th largest city in New Jersey. The Middletown Township area in Monmouth County has strong agricultural and farming roots with a low crime rate and a rich history. Middletown is a short drive to New York City and the scenic Jersey Shore and is surrounded by parks and recreational areas. The residents in Middletown maintain a strong sense of community by volunteering and getting involved with local sports groups and local organizations.

Middletown, NJ real estate offers a diverse selection of homes from condos to townhomes to custom-built single family homes and waterfront living.

Shopping and Dining

Shop for antiques at Village Antiques and take some time to search for bargains on gently used housewares, clothing, and jewelry at Calico Cat Thrift Shoppe. Take guitar lessons or buy your next musical instrument at Bayshore Music Center and stop by Capelli’s Landscape & Nursery for plants, trees, mulch, and tools for your yard projects. Traditional retail chains and department stores for home goods and clothing make up the rest of Middletown’s shopping scene.

For dining options there are plenty of local eateries and restaurants for a night out for two or family meals on the go. There’s Sono Japanese Cuisine for fresh sushi or local favorite Navesink Fishery for fresh seafood meals and a fish market for seafood to go. Stop by MJ’s or Village Pizza for pizza and a beer and Taliercios Deli for its extensive sandwich menu and popular lunch specials. Also be sure to take in Crown Palace for excellent Chinese cuisine. For those that are health conscience, Middletown has Whole Foods Market, located on State Route 35 North.

Parks and Recreation

Middletown boasts over 48 local parks featuring playgrounds, tennis courts and picnic areas. Spend a day walking in the woods or along the 8 miles of trail at Huber Woods Park, or stroll the woods and the two activities centers in Tatum Park and learn about local history. There are many youth and adult sports leagues for active families and a community center for after-school classes and programs. The Middletown Arts Center offers free summer concerts, local talent showcases and exhibits, classes and jazz festivals. The city sponsors a weekly summer concert series at Normandy Park featuring local musicians and family-friendly music.

Get away for the day or weekend and spend time in the sand and sun along the Jersey Shore. There’s also the Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreational Area just a short drive away for a day of surfing, crabbing, bike tours and scavenger hunts. Golf lovers can choose from the many fine golf courses in the area including the 18-hole Navesink Country Club. Middletown is also home to the annual Indian Trails 15K road race which is considered a great warm-up for the Boston Marathon.


Hiking, water sports, fishing and miles of nature trails are just a few of the many benefits of living in Middletown. Middletown NJ real estate consists of single family homes, town homes, and exclusive waterfront condos and homes along the Navesink River. Middletown is divided into 5 historic districts: Middletown Village, Navesink, Locust, Monmouth Hills and Chapel Hill, each with their own distinct features.

The city of Middletown recently launched a Live Where You Work program to help develop local businesses, create stronger communities and entice first-time home buyers to buy Middletown NJ real estate. The Live Where You Work Program offers low interest mortgage loans to people who live AND work in Middletown. The average listing price for a home is $642,000 with the average sales price at $365,000.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Middletown Township School District operates eighteen Kindergarten through 12th Grade schools with twelve elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Middletown has three private grammar schools and two private high schools plus a public magnet school.

The Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank is the closest hospital to Middletown and offers Emergency Services, Children’s health services, cardiac services and a cancer center. Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel offers pediatric and cardiac care along with a cancer center, minor surgery services and emergency medicine.

The Garden State Parkway runs through Middletown offering easy access to New York City with two exits and three toll gates. State Routes 35 and 36 pass through the east and west sections of town.

The New Jersey Transit Authority offers commuter rail service via the North Jersey Coat Line which can be picked up at Middletown’s rail station. The line runs from Penn Station in New York City to Bay Head, New Jersey. The Transit authority also offers bus services with many stops throughout Middletown and the surrounding areas.

The closest major airport for national and international flights is Newark International, with John F Kennedy International Airport and La Guardia each roughly a 57 mile drive from Middletown.

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Contact Information

Cataneo & Associates
33 West Main Street
Holmdel NJ 07733

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