Howell Township is a modern community, tree-shaded, paved, and equipped with the facilities of tomorrow, set in a rustic historical setting. Just 10 minutes from the Jersey shore, Howell is history and rural charm blended into modern times. Howell is country living accented by wide open spaces and gently rolling hills. Howell is farming, gardening, and raising thoroughbred horses.
Howell is recreational living at its best. The countryside offers unlimited avenues for leisurely living. An 18-hole public golf course and a year-round Township recreational program head a long list of recreational opportunities in Howell, featuring a multi-million dollar complex, Oak Glen Park, at the Municipal Center . For boating, swimming, and fishing, the Jersey shore and its long stretch of beaches is only minutes away. The nearby historic Allaire State Park , Wall Township , is complete with general store, carpenter's shop, church, and industrial buildings of yesteryear restored for today's generation. Allaire State Park also offers a picnic area, horse trails and a fully functional antique railroad.
Garden State (PNC Bank) Art Center is located in Monmouth County just a few minutes ride from Howell via the Garden State Parkway . Eight theatre groups provide approximately 24 major play productions throughout the year. The Monmouth County Arts Foundation sponsors a series of fall and winter concerts with local and national music groups. Local productions are also offered by the Howell Cultural Arts.
Monmouth County Park System's Manasquan Reservoir Joseph C. Irwin Recreation Area is located on Windeler Road in Howell Township . The pristine 770-acre reservoir is the largest body of fresh water in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Launch your own electric motorboat (no gasoline motors allowed), any paddle craft or sailboat (anything from 8 to 26 feet), or rent any at the visitors center. Boat tours sail daily. From a fishing dock or from a boat, try for large and small mouth bass, assorted pan fish, brook and rainbow trout, catfish and hybrid striped bass.
Ideally located in the main business corridor between Washington and Boston , Howell is within minutes of the North Jersey Coast Line rail service. Transport of New Jersey provides frequent and efficient commuter bus service between Howell and the Newark -New York Metropolitan Area, as well as frequent service to many other points in the State. A 600-car Park & Ride lot is located on the Route 9 corridor.
Howell residents benefit from a top-rated elementary system, consisting of eight modern (K-5) schools, two state of the art middle schools (6-8), preparing students for entrance into our fine regional secondary system. Educational opportunities are further enhanced by many accredited colleges in the local area. Eight county vocational schools and a job training program are added incentives for industry.
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