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Old 09-18-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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There was an article in the Asbury Park Press yesterday about a huge illegal alien rally going on in Freehold Boro the other day. There's some bill pending that would prevent deporting illegal aliens if they had citizen children living here. I won't even comment on the absurdity of that bill, but the streets were PACKED with people all rallying for it. And let's just say they didn't look like an Irishman like myself.

I went to one of the car cruise nights in Freehold Boro this summer with some friends and I was honestly a little nervous walking to an ATM a few blocks away. There were some young Hispanic men standing around the bank with what appeared to be gang tattoos and colors. They didn't bother me, as there were TONS of cops around and I'm a pretty big guy myself, but a good many of the folks hanging out in the downtown area are people I wouldn't want to mess with. And none of them spoke any English.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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I live in Freehold Twp.
Having been here for almost 9 years I can tell you that there are parts of the Boro where I would live and parts where I would not.
Brinkerhoffer is a great street but also very "desireable" and homes are a little pricey. There is also a nice area just north of Downtown close to Marlboro where home prices are reasonable. (Google Ryan Blvd in 07728). Also Google Helen Ave in 07728. This area is fine and very convenient if you are a NYC commuter. Houses are generally small here but some built up and out.
Don't worry about schools, they are fine - there is a mixture of races but we never hear about violence. Freehold Boro HS is excellent - people around here call it the area's "best kept secret". This is a regional HS area so your kid may wind up going to another HS in the area if there is a special program they are interested in. Some people who are nervous about the lower grades send their kids to private school anyway so thats an option.
Most important though...You must get a good seasoned realtor who knows the area. I would check that out thoroughly around here because there are a lot of bored housewives of Monmouth County who do real estate to relieve their boredom.
Best of Luck.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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Freehold Boro bad or going downhill?

it hasn't been good for over 30 years.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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It never seemed unsafe to me. Lots of Hispanics? Sure. But not unsafe
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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The Boss grew up in Freehold Boro!

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The schools are not the same as the surrounding towns. The average SAT is the lowest of all the FRHSD schools.

There are certainly unsafe blocks.

It makes no sense to me to buy there when you could buy a townhouse in a surrounding town, maybe even a house in Howell, for a similar price.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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The schools are not the same as the surrounding towns. The average SAT is the lowest of all the FRHSD schools.

There are certainly unsafe blocks.

It makes no sense to me to buy there when you could buy a townhouse in a surrounding town, maybe even a house in Howell, for a similar price.
Interesting!!! I can't find the 2012 SAT score for the FRHSD, but these are the scores from 2011.
1. Marlboro 1686
2. Colts Neck 1622
3. Freehold Borough 1621
4. Manalapan 1585
5. Freehold Township 1544

Mathacle's Blog: 2011 Ranking of New Jersey High Schools by SAT Scores
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Rutgers '17
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Freehold Boro is fine and so is the HS.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Interesting!!! I can't find the 2012 SAT score for the FRHSD, but these are the scores from 2011.
1. Marlboro 1686
2. Colts Neck 1622
3. Freehold Borough 1621
4. Manalapan 1585
5. Freehold Township 1544

Mathacle's Blog: 2011 Ranking of New Jersey High Schools by SAT Scores

The most recent one was posted here a few months ago. Boro was lowest.
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