Lakewood Township features three industrial parks, two colleges, a Victorian downtown shopping district, shopping centers, suburban homes, parks and recreational facilities, numerous churches and synagogues, and many public and private schools. We also host three golf courses with a third being constructed, Kimball Medical Center, a municipal airport, and numerous adult or senior citizen communities. Founded in 1892, Lakewood Township is growing and prosperous.
We are very proud of our cultural assets. Lakewood Township has long been known as a "melting pot" because of the many cultures found here. The diversity includes European, Jewish, African-American, Hispanic, and Asian peoples. We take pride in our Ethnic diversity. Lakewood Township understands that there is social discord in other communities in this nation, and will continue to stand proud and foster a community of racial harmony.
Lakewood is a township of Ocean County, New Jersey, on approximately 24.82 square miles of land in central New Jersey. Established in 1892, we have grown from a small sleepy town to a diverse and growing community.
A former vacation spot of the Rockefeller family, we are now home to over 60,000 people. Once the site of poultry and egg farms, we now have a multitude of businesses, in everything from manufacturing to research laboratories.
Diversity is perhaps the greatest asset we have. From our Victorian styled downtown districts, to our modern Industrial Park, to suburban neighborhoods. A wide range of religions and cultures live side by side, a mirror of American society itself.
Lakewood Township schools reflect our commitment to education and future growth. Our public, private, and alternate high school make up a comprehensive educational program which provides a forum for a variety of talents and interests. Lakewood Township is home to two colleges, Georgian Court University, brought here by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, and Beth Medrash Govoha, the leading Rabbinical and Talmudic Studies College in the United States.
Lakewood Township has over 1,200 acres of parkland as well as two golf courses with a third under construction. This doesn't include numerous baseball, football, and soccer fields that provide a place for local sports.