Preserving its pastoral ambiance, residents can enjoy the outdoors by taking advantage of the many parks located throughout the community. The Assunpink Wildlife Preservation Area, Crosswicks Creek Greenbelt, Walnford Park and Clayton Park provide plenty of recreational opportunities. Additionally, the Byron Johnson Recreation Area has baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, bocce ball courts and tot lots. Discover the dam and lake or the “most crooked Main Street in America,” at Imlaystown. Visit the creamery in Cream Ridge, or head to the winery that holds festivals and wine tastings during peak season. Take the family to the important landmarks of the Old Yellow Meeting House and the Allentown mill. The Cream Ridge Golf Course and Gamblers Ridge Golf Course are located in the Cream Ridge area. Residents can shop for antiques in nearby Allentown, scream at Six Flags theme park in nearby Jackson Township, or head to the nearby Jersey Shore in the summer.
Public school students attend the schools of the Upper Freehold Regional School District, together with students from Allentown Borough. Schools in the district are Upper Freehold Regional Elementary-Middle School and Allentown High School. A Blue Ribbon School recipient, this school district is also a pilot district for the NJ “Choice” program. Nearby private schools include Notre Dame High School, Peddie, and McCorriston High School.
The main industry in Upper Freehold has evolved from dairy and crop farming to the expanded industry of horse breeding. Major industries in the New York metro area include the high-tech industries, media, finance, law, publishing and tourism, to name a few. Traditionally dependent on sectors such as transportation and distribution, central New Jersey is now focusing on finance, insurance, and real estate businesses.
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