The picturesque Township of Holmdel situated in central Monmouth County covers a little more than 18 square miles. Established in 1857 from a portion of Raritan Township, Holmdel was home to Bell Labs and it was here that Robert Woodrow Wilson and Arno Penzias discovered evidence of cosmic microwave background radiation while working on the Holmdel Horn Antenna that earned them the Noble Prize in Physics in 1978. The PNC Bank Arts Center is a 10,800 seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts numerous concerts and events, namely during the spring, and summer months. Adjacent to the Arts Center is the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial which opened in 1995.
Other points of interest are Holmdel Park; a 565 acre park that attracts people all year round for recreation and its natural beauty and Longstreet Farm; an Historic Farm with interpreters in period dress showing daily life in the 1890’s. Both of these parks are run by the Monmouth County Park System. Holmdel also owns Bayonet Farm. A one of a kind 240 acre preserve with farmlands, historic buildings, and miles of trails.
The Holmdel School system continually ranks as one of the top schools in the state. In 2012, according to NJ Monthly Magazine, Holmdel ranked in the top 4% of all systems in NJ. Children from town attend each of the four schools: Village Elementary, Indian Hill, Satz Intermediate, and Holmdel High School, home of the Hornets. Besides the schools and other amenities, many people find Holmdel a desirable place to live because of its proximity to both New York City and the Jersey Shore.
The transportation system to NY covers rail via NJ Transit, bus service from Academy, or high speed ferry by Sea Streak from the Highlands to lower Manhattan or midtown. A short 15 minute drive puts you on the beach at the beautiful Jersey Shore. The housing inventory in Holmdel covers everything from townhomes, moderate single family homes, and palatial estates.
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Website: Holmdel Township Information
Holmdel High School was the 12th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 13th in 2012 out of 328 schools listed. The high school was ranked 20th in the state of New Jersey and number 723 overall by The Washington Post in its 2011 ranking of American high schools.
Private schools within the township 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 that feeds into St. John Vianney. Holmdel is home of 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.
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