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Hazlet is a charming township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It’s strategically situated in the central part of the state, making it a convenient choice for those who need to commute to various parts of New Jersey or even New York City. With easy access to major highways like the Garden State Parkway and Routes 35 and 36, Hazlet offers a great balance between suburban living and accessibility to urban centers. The Township is roughly 37 miles south of Manhattan and 56 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

 Hazlet covers an area of approximately 5.6 square miles and is home to a diverse and growing population. As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, it had around 20,000 residents. It’s a family-friendly community with a mix of residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, and green spaces.

For families with children, There are 8 schools within the district including an early learning center. Some of the notable schools in the area include Raritan High School, Hazlet Middle School, and several elementary schools. Monmouth County is also known for its commitment to education, and there are options for private and parochial schools as well. It’s always a good idea for potential residents to research and visit the schools to see which one best suits their needs.

 Hazlet provides a welcoming and tight-knit community atmosphere. The township offers various recreational opportunities, including parks, sports leagues, and community events. Veterans Memorial Park is a popular spot for outdoor activities and gatherings. Additionally, Hazlet has a diverse dining scene, and shopping options, and is not far from the Jersey Shore, making it a great choice for those who enjoy coastal activities.

Overall, Hazlet, NJ, is a lovely place to call home, offering a blend of convenience, community, and recreational options. However, it’s essential to verify the latest information, as circumstances can change over time. If you have any more specific questions or need further details, please feel free to ask.

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Education and More!

Hazlet School District

Early Learning Building

Elementary Schools

Middle School

High School


Monmouth County Park System

No matter where you live in Monmouth County, be sure to check out the Monmouth County Park System. From endless trails to playgrounds to historic sites, From Spray Grounds to Beaches, the Monmouth County Park System has facilities to suit the needs of all residents of Monmouth County. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall there are always activities available. The Parks System offers areas available for recreation, exercise, nature, and relaxation to visitors of all ages looking for enjoyment outdoors. 



Many people who live in Hazlet consider themselves to live “down the shore”.  Also known as exit 118 off the GSP is the same exit everyone takes to reach a fabulous destination in the summer Sandy Hook Beach.  There is so much more than “just a beach” when you enter the Sandy Hook area.  They offer summer concerts and so much more.  Take a peek here, to see all the activities.  Sandy Hook, however, is truly just the beginning.  There are so many beaches, and beach towns that Monmouth County offers.  Take a look, and take some time to visit the different shore towns… Each one has character of its own.

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