Stacey Donadio, one of our favorite local realtors, knows Monmouth County like the back of her hand. Having grown up in the area, and now raising three young boys here, she knows exactly what families are looking for in a move. Buying a home is more than just a house, as loving your community is also important to many. We sat down with Stacey to spotlight some local towns, and all they have to offer!
– Nestled along the Shrewsbury River (offers a quick drive to the beach!)
– Population of around 6000.
– A small town that offers a wide range of activities
Wolf Hill Recreation. WH offers a great hill for sledding in the winter months and a year round off leash dog park.
Blackberry Bay Park: On the Shrewsbury River this park is home to many different sports (LAX, Soccer, baseball and basketball, tennis). There is a boat launch where you can find people enjoying the water from boating and fishing to SUP.
Monmouth Park: Horse races, food trucks every weekend, wine and beer festivals, mini golf and The Blu Grotto for live music and great food.
Oceanic marina- Great food, live music, boat launch, SUP, crabbing and paddle boat rentals.
-Small town feel with a busy downtown.
-Red Bank is a fun place to raise a family.
-Downtown Red Bank features art galleries, theaters, shopping, festivals and great nightlife.
You can visit the movie theatre, escape room, pottery, Board and Brush, and lots more!
Known for having great restaurants, Red Bank is home to many places to grab a bite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Restaurants: Danny’s- a long time RB fave, Globe Hotel- a historical land mark in town, Red Rock for creative pub food and great live music, Dublin House to catch all of the soccer games and grab a pint.
Pizza Wars! New Corner, Mr Pizza Slice, Brothers, Giannis, Front St Trattoria, Urban Coal House.
Citarella’s butcher shop is also a personal fave.
Marine Park- located right on the Navesink River is home to the boating docks, a play ground for kids, home to some great festivals in the spring, summer, and fall, and of course the BOON DOCKS.
Red Bank is also a perfect spot for commuters, as it’s in close proximity to NJ Transit buses and trains, and right off the Garden State Parkway.
-The town I am proud to call home.
-Located right outside of Red Bank and a five minute drive to the beach, Little Silver is a great place to raise a family.
-Train makes for an easy commute, giving easy access to the Garden State Parkway, and also offers bus service.
Little Silver is a small town with a quaint downtown that is home to boutiques, jewelers, specialty food shops, restaurants and more.
Sickles Market (a Monmouth Moms FAVE), is truly a Little Silver landmark. A great market with the freshest produce and wonderful prepared foods is also home to a gift shop, florist and bakery. Visit Sickles and you’ll also find a large playground, soccer and LAX field, walking/jogging path and is neighbors with Parker Homestead (a piece of Monmouth County history).
Little Silver is also home to great food:
Pizza Wars!! Giannis, Luigis, Olivias, Palumbos. Everyone has their fave here.
Blonde Shallot- owned by a local mom- fresh prepared food for take away only. she is famous for her salads.
Felicia’s kitchen- a must try in Little Silver- fresh, delicious food.
Little Schezuan- THE BEST
New spot- The Chocolate Bar of Little Silver – amazing.
Some other great spots:
Fitness/Wellness studios: Pyour Core, Dance Plus
Art Studio- The Muse- my boys LOVE
-Offers the ultimate suburban lifestyle.
-Lincroft is a section of Middletown, NJ.
-Has a small town feel.
Close to downtown Red Bank, the Garden State Parkway, bus service, and the train in Red Bank.
Sebastian Bach of Skid Row and Vincent Favale (co-founder of comedy central) have both called Lincroft home.
-Thompson Park offers hiking, tennis, kayaking, fishing, running/walking paths, picnic areas and more.
-Sunnyside Equestrian Center
-Swimming River Reservoir
Thinking of making your next move? Contact Stacey to find your next home!