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Colts Neck

Located in central New Jersey in Monmouth County, Colts Neck makes up a peaceful and quiet community within the New York metropolitan area. With an area of over 30 square miles, Colts Neck is known for its many equestrian farm and ranch-style properties. However, despite its rural charm, Colt's Neck real estate still keeps its residents a short 20 minutes away from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean — perfect for day trips. Incorporated in 1847 as Atlantic County, Colt's Neck has a long and storied history. 


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Colts Neck Real Estate Stats

Average Colts Neck Home Price $2M
Lowest Colts Neck Listing Price $525K
Highest Colts Neck Listing Price $5.8M
Total Colts Neck Real Estate Listings 32
Avg. Price/SQFT $382

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Discover Colts Neck, NJ Real Estate

Located in central New Jersey in Monmouth County, the Colts Neck housing market makes up a peaceful and quiet community within the New York metropolitan area, but still just about 20 minutes to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Buyers who tour the area will find real estate options such as countryside horse farms, along with beautiful high-end estates and luxurious mansions. This predominantly rural area is known as one of New Jersey's most affluent regions.

Colts Neck also sits on the Swimming River Reservoir, and offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including boating, swimming, and sports such as baseball and golf. Nearby communities also have plenty of additional parks and green spaces to explore.

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Colts Neck Real Estate Market

Colts Neck houses are situated on quiet cul de sacs and quieter streets. For buyers tour the area looking into Colts neck homes on the market, they'll notice strict zoning within the township has ensured urban development and chain stores are not a part of the landscape, while locally-owned businesses are plentiful.

Real estate in Colts Neck comprises exceptional single-family homes and farms. Known particularly for its luxury estates, Colts Neck offers exceptional square footage and acreages, and with this comes privacy and tranquility. Manicured lawns, lush landscaping, and custom designs are typical in this community, which is also why it has attracted some high-profile residents. Homes for sale in this area are built in a variety of styles, from more traditional (for example, Colonial) styles to more modern designs, with the latter more popular with new construction homes. 

Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms are typical for homes in this area, and houses commonly have enough square footage to accommodate additional rooms, such as home theaters, game rooms, and more, although these are more commonly found in the most luxurious of properties. Colts Neck homes do frequently have backyard pools and outdoor entertaining spaces, making these homes perfect for hosting guests, or spending time outdoors in the summertime. 

As Colts Neck is located on the reservoir, there are an exclusive collection of homes that back onto the waterfront. However, real estate is quite limited, and therefore waterfront homes do not often appear on the market. This is also true of waterfront lots for sale, which are even more difficult to come across. 

Colts Neck Community Amenities

The Colts Neck community, although rural, is still close to malls, movie theaters and other amenities in neighboring communities. For shopping residents living in Colts Neck can go to the Colts Neck Shopping Center or grab some groceries at the Delicious Orchards grocery store.

The town has a library, as well as lots of great parks and open spaces, including Sprayground at Dorbrook Recreation Area. Here kids will love the awesome water enhanced playground/spray park, and can also get involved in various summer camps and programs. Colts Neck is a quiet, natural place to call home. Bruce Spingsteen has a horse farm in Colts Neck as well, so it's a great place to call home if privacy is something you're seeking.

The town has several golf courses including Hominy Hill golf course, Colts Neck Golf Club, and the upscale Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck.

Want to learn more about Colts Neck, New Jersey? Check out our Community Spotlight blog post to learn more about Colts Neck's history and amenities!

Colts Neck School Information

There are lots of great public and private schools in Colts Neck including Conover Road Primary SchoolPreK-2), Conover Road Elementary School(3-) and Cedar Drive Middle School(6-8). Students in public school from Grades 9-12 attend Colts Neck High School, along with students from portions of Howell Township and Marlboro Township. Typically, some 20% of the K-8 population in Colts Neck attend private schools. These include Ranney School, Rumson Country Day School and St. Leo the Great School. At the high school level about half of all students attend private schools, including Christian Brothers Academy, Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, Ranney School, Red Bank Catholic High School and St. John Vianney High School.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How did Colts Neck get its name?
A. While no one knows for sure, some have theorized that Colts Neck comes from the shape of where Yellow Brook and Mine Brook convene—much like a horse's head.

Q. How far is the beach from Colts Neck, New Jersey?
A. The closes beaches to Colts Neck (Cottage Place Beach, Long Branch Beach) are roughly 12 miles away.

Q. How far is Colts Neck from New York City?
A. New York City is about 48 miles north of Colts Neck. 

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