Howell NJ

Pink brick 2-story house with nicely landscaped yardHowell Township is a desirable, semi-rural community located in Central New Jersey . . . close to the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, and New York City.  Howell is known for its excellent schools, great sports and recreation programs, and scenic farms.

Howell Township's history actually dates back to prehistoric times.  Archeologists have estimated that Paleo Indians (ancient Native Americans) settled in the Manasquan watershed as early as 9000 BC. This makes the Manasquan Paleo Indian site located within Howell Township one of the oldest settlement areas in eastern North America.

Early colonial settlement in Howell Township revolved around agriculture as the principle industry. Settlement patterns roughly corresponded to the location of high-quality soils. A Methodist church society was one of the first European settlements within Howell, founded in the 1760s.  The Howell Historical Society maintains genealogies and biographies, as well as information about other activities illustrative of Howell's past..  Noted historical places include the Old Ardena Schoolhouse and the MacKenzie Museum, both open to the public.

As of the 2010 census Howell had a population of approximately 51,000 residents, an increase of about 25% over the past two decades.

The Howell Township Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Depending on their home address, students in public school for grades 9-12 attend either Howell High School, Freehold Township High School or Colts Neck High School as part of the Freehold Regional High School District.  Howell's excellent school systems consistently rank well above state averages, and are one of the primary reasons Howell continues to be a very desirable place to live and raise a family.



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