Holmdel Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, was ranked the #1 “Six-Figure Town” by Money Magazine and CNN for 2009. This was based on the township’s picturesque beauty, proximity to New York City (only 35 miles) and main highways, award-winning public schools, large homes, rich history, the presence of many high paying jobs within commuting distance, and it’s PNC Bank Arts Center, a 10,800-seat outdoor amphitheater concert venue.
The Township is situated on 18 square miles approximately 15 miles west of the Jersey Shore. As of the 2010 US census there were 16,733 residents, a population increase of over 30% since the count of 11,532 in the 1990 census.
Within Holmdel’s 18 square miles there are eight township parks and two Monmouth County parks.They are distributed throughout the Township so that there is a park within a few miles, or within easy walking distance, of most Holmdel residents.
The Holmdel Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Holmdel High School was the 13th-ranked public high school in New Jersey in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s September 2012 cover story on the state’s “Top Public High Schools”, after being ranked 17th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.
Private schools in Holmdel include the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton’s St. John Vianney High School for grades 9-12 and St. Benedict School, a kindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic school. Holmdel is also home to The New School of Monmouth County, an alternative school based on the British Integrated Method, in which students in grades K-8 spend three years in a “family” that covers three grades in a traditional school program.