Monroe Township was rated 14th in the safest communities in New Jersey, see link: Safest New Jersey
Monroe Township was named the Best Community for Empty Nesters in the state in an article in the September 2013 issue of New Jersey Monthly.
According to the story, Monroe was chosen because of its low taxes, open space and location in Central Jersey among many other factors.
“Many of the Jersey towns with a significant number of 55-plus communities – such as Manchester, Stafford, and Little Egg Harbor are located further south,” the article stated. “Monroe has the advantage of being closer to population centers of Northern and Central New Jersey and even New York. That makes it a good choice for empty nesters eager to downsize, but not ready to retire.”
In addition, the article, which is available online at www.njmonthly.com, also cited quick commutes to New York, whether by bus or train, as an advantage of living in Monroe.
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Parks and Recreation
Check out Monroe township parks and Recreation: Monroe Township ParksParks Dept
Monroe Township is off exit 8a of the New Jersey Turnpike and easy access to all shopping. See map:Monroe Google Maps
Roads and highways
As of May 2010, the township had a total of 312.39 miles (502.74 km) of roadways, of which 201.70 miles (324.60 km) were maintained by the municipality, 101.77 miles (163.78 km) by Ocean County and 8.92 miles (14.36 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
CR 527, CR 528, CR 547, CR 537, CR 526, and CR 571 pass through the township. CR 539 also passes through the township, but in the southwest corner, for less than half a mile. Interstate 195 is a major artery that travels through the northern section of Jackson (it just so happens that Jackson is the only municipality in Ocean County that hosts any interstate). While the expressway travels into Howell and Millstone Townships, it is also a vital link for Six Flags since it grants access to the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95).
NJ Transit bus service is provided on the 139 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, and to Philadelphia on the 317 route. Seasonal service is offered to Great Adventure on routes 308 (from the Port Authority Bus Terminal) and 318 (from Philadelphia).
Academy Bus offers service to Port Authority New York and to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, with a stop at the Brook Plaza on County Road 526.
Ocean Ride local service is provided on the Shopper’s Loop route