Thinking of Moving to Marlboro NJ?

Cori Dunphy
Published on October 11, 2021

Thinking of Moving to Marlboro NJ?

Are you considering moving here to Marlboro  Township NJ and wondering, “hmmmmm I wonder what it’s like there”?   The schools, the lifestyle, the cost of living.  Well, you have come to the right place!

I’m Cori Dunphy with RE/MAX CENTRAL and welcome to another week of videos all about Real Estate, Monmouth County, and of course my hometown of Marlboro Township.   

This week I’m here to spotlight one of my very favorite places in Monmouth County, Marlboro, NJ.  I’m going to share with you what life is really like here in Marlboro, NJ. I mean who better to ask than a Marlboro Resident herself!  And yes, I’m a little bias because I really do LOVE living and working here.  So don’t say I didn’t warn you!  So here are a few of my reasons that I think people Love living in Marlboro Township.


Let’s get started with the basics.  Location.  Where is Marlboro Township NJ?

Marlboro Township, NJ

Marlboro New Jersey is located within Monmouth County.  And it has approximately 40,000 residents.  Marlboro borders Matawan, Freehold, Manalapan, Holmdel, and Colts Neck Townships.  

Within Marlboro Township there is a section called Morganville.  This often confuses people, especially home buyers. Morganville is part of Marlboro Township.  The difference?  It has its own post office, therefore, has its own zip code.  Marlboro is 07746 and Morganville is 07751.  All schools are in the Marlboro School district, and I”ll discuss that in a little bit.  

The central location within New Jersey gives Marlboro residents easy access to so many wonderful places.  For example, it’s only about a 25-minute drive from some of the most incredible beaches in New Jersey and It offers easy access to Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New York City.  You can be in New York Penn Station in just under an hour by train.  

For those people looking to leave busy city life, they often fall in love with this area.  After this video is done, you may want to take a peek at this video I made about Leaving the Big Apple and heading to Monmouth County.  

There are many Marlboro Residents who still commute to New York City for work, and all of our residents that relocated from Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx, like to be able to head back to spend time with family and friends.


So let’s jump to the big one.  Marlboro NJ real estate and cost of living. 

Well, I’m not going to lie.  It’s not inexpensive to live in Marlboro Township UNLESS of course, you are coming from New York.   

Marlboro is made up of many different neighborhoods.  The majority of them are single-family homes.  There are however a few communities of Townhouses and Condos and there are also a few adult communities here as well.  I do talk about the adult communities in this other video.

So here you can find anything from a townhouse to a single-family home.  Right now the average single-family home is in the mid $500,000’s but the majority of homes on the market today are in the range from the mid $600,000’s to the lower $800,000’s.  That is usually a 4 – 5 bedroom home, anywhere from 3,000 sq feet up and many of these homes have at least a 2 car garage a finished basement and many of them also have park-like yards with gorgeous inground pools.  

Townhouses start in the $300,000’s and the prices go all the way up.  

Marlboro does have its share of homes in the million-dollar-plus range, so if that’s what you are looking for, you can find that here as well!

Most of the homes within Marlboro Township are going to offer you public utilities.  And this is true in the Marlboro and Morganville Sections  But always check before purchasing a home because there are a few scattered areas within the 07746 and 07751 zip codes that are septic and well.  That’s something you are going to want to be aware of before starting your search.  


Let’s talk about the schools. 

Marlboro Memorial Middle School

I always suggest that everyone looking to make a move, no matter where you are going do your own research on the school systems.  But I can tell you, I am a HUGE fan of the schools here in Marlboro Township.  There are 5 elementary schools, 2 Middle Schools, and 1 High School that is part of the Freehold Regional School District.  

Now let’s be honest, everyone is going to have their own opinions on, well just about everything.  And here in Marlboro, NJ it’s no different.  I’m convinced you will find people who are NEVER happy, accept if they are complaining.  Complaining seems to make people happy.

So I’m going to speak for myself and my family when it comes to education.  We moved to Marlboro for the schools.  Period end of story.   10 years later, we still feel it was the best decision we could have made.  Education is a big deal for us, especially being married to an educator.  Every school district has its share of things you may not agree with.  But overall, the Marlboro School District was exactly what we had hoped it would be. 


  What’s the lifestyle like?  

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 So what do we do out here living in Marlboro Township? I mean is there anything to do there? There is so much to do here in Marlboro and the surrounding areas.  Don’t forget Marlboro is close to some other wonderful towns.  You can head to  Red Bank or Downtown Freehold.    You have the convenience of the beaches.  You have the incredible Monmouth County Park System.   Right here in Marlboro, You can pick up the  Henry Hudson Trail.   Which is a 24-mile paved trail,  or head over to Big Brook Park located on 520.  Check out the Marlboro rec center, which offers plenty of activities both in the summer and winter seasons.  I do have a video coming out all about the Rec Center and what it offers, so keep an eye out for that video.

When it comes to shopping and dining, there’s no shortage here either.   You can find just about anything either here in Marlboro or Nearby.  

These are just a few reasons that Make Marlboro such a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  Honestly, I could go on and on about why I think the area is so wonderful, but I think it’s best if you come to explore for yourself.  

If I have sparked your interest and you have any additional questions about the area or what it’s really like to live in Marlboro Township just ask.  I can go on for hours about Marlboro Township.  

Thank you for joining me.  I have an entire list of videos dedicated to Marlboro Township and there are many driving tours of the different neighborhoods.  So please be sure to subscribe to my channel, hit the like button, share the video with family and friends, and check back often to stay up to date with all things Monmouth County, Marlboro Township, and Real Estate.  

I’m Cori Dunphy Realtor with RE/MAX CENTRAL.  Thanks so much for reading!

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Cori Dunphy is local, she’s a life-long resident of Monmouth County. Why is that important?  Because she has knowledge of the area. Cori Covers all of Monmouth County but has a very strong following with listing and selling homes in also has experience listing and selling houses in Marlboro, Morganville, Manalapan, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Matawan, Aberdeen, and more. She has a true understanding of the market in Monmouth County.  

Cori Dunphy is a Marlboro Township resident.  If you need extensive information about Marlboro Township, Everything from Real Estate, to Restaurants, From Schools to Shopping.  JUST ASK!

Cori Dunphy is Realtor®. When you are a realtor.  You are forced to follow an extreme code of ethics and Cori stands by that.  Her client’s needs have and will always come first.

Cori Dunphy is a Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor. This means she can help you determine the most competitive and realistic sales price when listing your home. Relying on your tax assessment or an online estimate just isn’t accurate. A Pricing Strategy Advisor knows how to determine the market value, AND how to help you determine a price that will make your home competitive with other houses for sale.

Cori Dunphy is a Certified Real Estate Negotiator.  This means after you receive an offer on your house, she will use proven negotiating strategies to get you under contract and sold.

Cori Dunphy is a Senior Real Estate Specialist. This means she has the training and experience to meet the needs of the over-55 homeowners who are typically considering retiring and/or downsizing, and whose needs are different than those homeowners under age 55.  Cori currently specializes in the Adult Community of Greenbriar.

Cori Dunphy is a certified e-Pro. This means she uses extensive creative online marketing to get homes sold. Why? Because the majority of buyers find the house they end up buying online! Your house, like most houses for sale, will be found on the thousands of real estate websites showing homes for sale. Cori will extensively market your home on a wide variety of social media platforms. Cori will ensure your house has its own dedicated property webpage, and will also ensure your house is a “featured property”. Ask Cori about the one unique marketing concept she uses that NO ONE else in the area is doing!

Cori Dunphy has proven experience working with home sellers.  Every house Cori has ever listed has SOLD!

Cori Dunphy knows the real estate market.  She knows the average days on the market of homes for sale. She knows the sales price trends. She knows whether it’s a buyer or a seller’s market, and can provide the advice to get homes sold!

Do you have a house to sell outside Cori’s area? Cori will connect you with a Realtor® in her network.  Currently, her network includes New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Las Vegas, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Kentucky.  This network is growing every day!

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