Originally a farming community, Colts Neck traces its roots back to the early 1700’s, when the community was called Scobeyville (now a section of the town). Many people choose to move to Colts Neck due to its open space and proximity to the Jersey Shore, while still being within commuting distance of NYC.
The township’s strict zoning ordinances have long kept out urban development and chain stores. The community has no traffic lights or sidewalks, no multifamily housing, and no sewage or water systems. Colts Neck has long been known for its large number of equestrian farms. Colts Neck has a dozen horse farms, where thoroughbreds are raised and trained, and even more hobby (or gentleman’s) farms.
The township has a Farmland Preservation Committee which to date has preserved nearly 1,000 acres of land. There’s also 500-acre Dorbrook Park, with sporting and recreational facilities.There are also several golf courses to choose from, and a short (ten mile) drive to the Jersey Shore.
Colts Neck is home to Delicious Orchards, perhaps its most famous farm. It’s primarily an apple orchard, which opened in 1911 as a wholesaler selling its own produce. Today, over 2.5 million people visit Delicious Orchards each year, and the farm includes a large country market and bakery.
The community also offers outstanding schools, and a secluded, rural feel. Houses for sale in Colts Neck include new construction, large colonial homes, ranch-style houses, mansions, and estate-style homes.
For more information, or to browse Colts Neck homes for sale, call 732-845-3200