Allentown Real Estate, Allentown NJ

Allentown is located in Monmouth County and was incorporated as a borough on January 29, 1889, from portions of Upper Freehold Township. The borough has a “Village Center” designation, which provides aid  that aims at preserving historic and natural resource sites that are at risk. Allentown is about one hour southwest of Manhattan via the Turnpike and about less than an hour northeast of Philadelphia. From Allentown via the I-195 you can easily get to Princeton and Trenton.

Read all about Allentown living below!.

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Living in Allentown, New Jersey 

All About Allentown Life:

Allow me to introduce you to the westernmost area of Monmouth County, home to small town values. The borough of Allentown is known for its greenbelt vicinity, allowing the land to be fruitful and fertile for farming. The environment gives Allentown a charming homey feel and peaceful living. 

Shop at the well known antique districts as well as the specialty shops to suit your every needs. Dine at Allentown restaurants surrounded by the 225 historical homes this lovely town has to offer. 

Take a stroll through the Horse Park of New Jersey thanks to the local conservation. The borough has additional funding for beautification of the land, aiming to preserve the historical value and natural resources that happen to be at risk. Enjoy, stroll and fish in the parks, hills, lakes, ponds and trails Allentown provides for its residents.

Education Opportunities:

For those enrolled in public schools, Allentown provides schooling to kindergarten through twelfth grade students through the Upper Freehold Regional School District. Little Tree Preschool provides education to pre-k, Newell Elementary School provides schooling for k-5, Stone Bridge Middle School for 6-8, and Allentown High School for 9-12. 

For children enrolled in Catholic schools, students typically attend Trenton Catholic Academy Upper School, Trenton Catholic Lower School, St Raphael School, Conwell Egan Catholic High School and Holy Trinity School. 

Location and Transportation: 

Throughout the entire 6.84 miles of roadways in Allentown, the major roads include CR 524, CR 526 and CR 539 for your convenience of transportation. To travel even further out of the town, there is easy access to the interstate 195 and the New Jersey Turnpike(Interstate 95).

For work or travel needs, Manhattan is no more than one hour away via New Jersey Turnpike. Traveling to Philadelphia for a weekend getaway? No problem! Philly is just 50 minutes away from Allentown. When traveling out of town to an even more rural setting, Princeton and Trenton are easily accessible via I-195.


If you are feeling like a out on the town, Allentown can offer you more than just nature and fishing. Relax at the OM Spa and Boutique or check out at the Horse Park of New Jersey which holds all sorts of town events. From carnival rides, to fairs and zoo animals, Horse Park has it all.


If you’re into history, visit the Old Mill to take a look at local craft studios and farm to table restaurants reminiscent of a bygone area. The Bent Creek Game Farm offers your whole family an array of outdoor activities. Pick up gifts and specialty items for friends and family members at the Earth Goddess. Enjoy dining at ethnic restaurants, and have a night on the town with comedy clubs, bars, concert halls and pavilions.

Notable People: 

  • Doc Imlay(1889-1948), MLB pitcher, who played for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • William Longstreet(1759-1814), an inventor who designed the cotton gin and a builder of a small steamboat. 

  • Tom McCarthy(1968), a TV reporter for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • Linda K. Marks(1884-1972), a nurse for the American Red Cross during WWI, who was one of the first six American recipients of the Florence Nightingale Medal.