Marlboro, NJ Area Guide


Welcome to Marlboro, New Jersey! The township of Marlboro is located in Monmouth County within minutes of Jersey Shore and less than one hour from the “Big Apple!” CNN selected Marlboro as one of the top ten safest places to live in the nation, and Money Magazine recently declared it the thirty-third best place to live in the entire country! Home to fantastic schools, an incredible communal spirit, and unbeatable commercial opportunity, Marlboro is a suburban getaway of unparalleled beauty and untold warmth!

Marlboro, NJ History

The New Jersey State legislature created Marlboro on February 17, 1848. Before this it had been part of Freehold Township since the time of the earliest European settlements in the seventeenth century.

Marlboro has largely been a rural community until recently, consisting of rich farmland and active commercial hubs.

The area is named for marl, a fossilized remnant of prehistoric sea life discovered in nearby fields during the 1760’s. The mineral rich substance was utilized by farmers to improve soil quality and enjoyed high demand in the days before commercial fertilizers. The trade of marl was propelled by proximity to nearby sea ports and commercial centers to the status of a top industry.

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MarlboroMarlboro incorporated in 1868 and doubled in size over the next decade. It had been the site of many famous skirmishes during the Revolutionary War between British and Colonial soldiers. 

Following World War II, New Jersey was supported by the Federal Government to extend, expand, and improve local infrastructure. Arterial roadways began to fan out, connecting the agricultural settlement of Marlboro to nearby cities including New York City and even Philadelphia.

This shift gradually transformed the area from a rural to a suburban community as its population continued to boom into the late 20th Century!

Today, Marlboro is known for its warm citizenry, award winning schools, economic prominence, and its incredible historical narrative!

Parks and Recreation

Parks in Marlboro are overseen by an appointed seven member commission responsible for organizing summer camps, sports leagues, gymnastics meets, recreation for disabled citizens, swimming, wrestling, teen programs, spring concerts, and community roller skating.

http://www.marlboro-nj.gov/rec_parks_facilities.html

Monmouth Battlefield State Park
This historic site was the location of the infamous Battle of Monmouth, the longest battle of the American Revolution now preserved as an 18th Century historic rural archive comprised of open fields and orchards peppered by majestic pine and cedar trees. The grounds contain miles of horse riding trails, walking trails, a restored rural farmhouse, and a supremely well kept visitor’s center.
347 Freehold Road
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

Marlboro Country Park
This immaculate municipal park and swimming pool includes eight tennis courts, two handball walls, basketball courts, as well as athletic fields! Masepe Trail connects this park’s fields and amenities with the municipal swimming pool and contains shaded walkways, picnic tables, and concession shops.
1979 Township Drive, Marlboro, NJ
Phone: (732) 617-9600

Hawkins Road Park
MarlboroThe open spaces of this superb public park include two tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a scenic meadow perfect for neighborhood football, soccer, or jogging!
45 Hawkins Rd
Marlboro Township, NJ 07751
Phone: (732) 536-0200

 

Marlin Estates Park
The basketball courts, tennis courts, and softball fields of this well-maintained public area are set against the backdrop of gorgeous forested hills and sloping grassy knolls.
34 E Frances Ave
Marlboro Township, NJ 07751
Phone: (732) 536-0200

Nolan Road Park
The sprawling open field of Nolan Road Park includes a softball field, two tennis courts, a basketball court, and a fantastic playground!
34 Nolan Rd
Morganville, NJ 07751
Phone: (732) 536-0200

Municipal Complex
The administrative campus of the Marlboro local government includes athletic fields, walking paths, and a dog park perfect for some fun in the sun with your favorite canine buddy!
120 County Road 522
Manalapan, NJ 07726-3417
Phone: (732) 446-3200


Attractions and Activities

Brunswick Country Lanes
The pulsing techno-tronic sights and sounds of this state-of-the-art bowling center surround eighty-two lanes of fast-paced fun and also offer sensational arcades, billiards tables, concessions, and party rooms!
790 U.S. Route 1
N. Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 846-2424
www.brunswickbowling.com

Monster Mini Golf
MarlboroThis unique indoor putt-putt course is inhabited by glowing monsters and chilling special effects, making it a hair-raising, birdie-sinking good time! Monster golf’seighteen holes surround a cast of spooky inhabitants including favorites such as Dracula, King Kong, and a life-size dragon!
314 Rt. 9 North, Marlboro
Phone: (732) 414-2900
www.monsterminigolf.com/

Six Flags Great Adventure
This amazing American standard contains over two-thousand acres of award winning coasters, productions, amenities, and rides in eleven distinct themed areas. Great Adventure is a local favorite and has proudly provided entertainment and fun for over thirty years while continually improving its offerings, and now additionally boasts access to an incredible water-park and nearby safari themed wildlife area!
1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson
Phone: (732) 928-1821
www.sixflags.com/

Avatar Spa
Marlboro’s top spa offers the opportunity to indulge and unwind while melting stress and tension away with incendiary massages, body treatments, wraps, facials, and spiritual adjustments!
483 County Road 520
Marlboro, NJ 07746-1039
Phone: (732) 332-1102
www.avatarspa.net

Soul Power Yoga
The talented and dedicated instructors at this first-rate yoga center inspire students to manifest their inner potential while balancing their inner energy in a secure, supportive environment. SPY offers opportunities to enjoy the art of internal peace while embarking on a personal journey toward awakening the mind, body, and spirit.
455 County Road 520
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Phone: (732) 970-5566
http://www.soulpoweryoga.com/

Party Gym Inc
310 US Highway 9
Englishtown, NJ 07726
Phone: (732) 972-2525

Cheesequake State Park
MarlboroThe fifteen-hundred acre state park known as Cheesequake is a perfect spot for hiking, jogging, mountain-biking, horse-back riding, camping, fishing, swimming, or cross-country skiing!
300 Gordon Rd, Matawan, NJ
Phone: (732) 441-0140

Starland Ballroom
The Starland Ballroom is a renowned entertainment venue prized for its stadium seating, attractive stage settings, and incredible line-up of first-class musical acts, theatrical productions, and comedy shows!
570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, NJ
Phone: (732) 238-5500
www.starlandballroom.com


Events

http://www.marlboro-nj.gov/calendar.html 



Sharon Marks
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