About The Stonebridge Surrounding Area
Monroe Township, New Jersey is an incredibly beautiful place to live. There is a low crime rate, low taxes, great schools, and 6 age-restricted communities making the average age of Monroe 53. Located in sought after Middlesex County, you are nearby a variety of amusements and cultural opportunities. From the Middlesex county fair, which brings in 85,000 visitors a year, to plays at the amphitheater in Roosevelt Park, Middlesex county is vast with events for you to enjoy. Monroe Township has a population of 43,828 and was founded in 1838. It was named after late President James Monroe. There is an abundance of public transportation options including the New Jersey Transit bus that can take you straight to Port Authority in Midtown Manhattan, NY.
The Middlesex County Area Transit (MCAT) conveniently provides routes across the county so you can easily experience the culture and history Middlesex has to offer. Monroe Township also provides its residents with an active Senior/Community Center. The center orchestrates classes, lectures, and seminars, as well as providing a space for support groups, social services, and transportation. Some of the classes that are offered at the Senior Center include Yoga, Qi Gong, dance, art, and meditations. They even organize group trips to nearby interesting destinations.
Middlesex County also has an amazing parks system, providing its residents with 32 parks and conservation areas. Monroe Township is home to both the Monroe Conservation Area of Story Farm and Thompson Park. Story Farm consists of 107 acres of protected farm and woodland, purchased in 2017. It is home to historic sights such as the Battle of Monmouth and the Revolutionary War. Thompson Park is a massive compilation of baseball, softball, and soccer fields, beach volleyball ball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a sought after off-leash dog area. There are 983 acres of conservation area with 9 miles of hiking trails that can be used for biking, asking, bird watching, and photography. Thompson Park is also home to one of the county’s Animal Havens. At this animal sanctuary, you can come and interact with animals such as peacocks, emu, goats, deer, turkeys, pigs, and much more. Two more Animal Havens can be found in the towns of Merril and Johnson. You can also find the 30 acre Manalapan Lake in Thompson Park which can be used for boating and fishing.
In addition to Thomson Park, you can find 17 others in Middlesex County with at least 7 being in close proximity to Monroe. These close parks include: John A Phillips Park, Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, Old Bridge Waterfront Park, Puritan Bay Waterfront Park, Donaldson Park, Thomas A Edison Park, and Johnson Park. Each of these parks offer unique attractions and have hundreds of acres of land dedicated to outdoor activity and nature. You can even experience historical sights and monuments such as the “Victims of Terrorism” Memorial in Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, overlooking the New York City Skyline. At the Thomas A Edison Park you can visit the county’s premier sports complex or head over to Edison’s Labs over in Edison Township. If tennis is your game, this may be the park for you. The sports complex offers a massive 16 lit tennis courts for you to practice on day and night.
What Else You do In Middlesex?
If you are looking for more museums to explore, you’ve come to the right place. Middlesex County is home to an abundance of cultural opportunities. Here you can easily visit a number of museums including: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, The Cornelius Low House, the Princeton University Art Museum, Rutgers Geology Museum, the Monmouth Museum, Morven Museum, and Garden and many others. With these great museums so close you can be assured you will be able to go whenever you please.
Monroe Township, New Jersey school system is one of the best in the county, rate #6, it also considered one of the safest, rated at #3 in the county. The town has 8 schools in the districts, currently including 6 elementary schools. They include Applegarth- grades 4 and 5, Barclays Brook- Pre-K through second grade, Brookside- grades 3 through 5, Mill Lake- Pre-K through 3, and Woodland- Grades 4 and 5. Monroe Township Middle and High Schools are also available and provide an abundance of sports for kids to participate in. In middle school, children can start x-country, soccer, field hockey, boys and girls volleyball, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball, and track, and field. In high school, they can participate in cheerleading, football, tennis, golf, and lacrosse. Both the middle and high schools are rated 7/10 for New Jersey on GreatSchools.org and the high school was rated by US News as one of the Best High Schools in America.
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Age Restrictions: 55+
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