Marlboro NJ News

Marlboro New Jersey Housing Market Update - March 2018

We have been struggling with low inventories of homes for several years now.  The lack of available homes has affected prices as well as sales and market times, and has been frustrating for buyers competing for their dream home.

In the Single Family Detached category of homes in Marlboro Township new listings have decreased by 11.6% for the first two months of 2018 compared to the same period last year.  Closed sales increased by 3.6%.  It is taking on average 75 days from listing to sale, and the median sales price in Marlboro Township was $400,000.  At the beginning of March there was only a 3.8 months supply of inventory, down by 30.9% at the same time last year.

Marlboro Township Among The Safest Places To Live in New Jersey!

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has published "The Safest Cities in New Jersey 2018", and Marlboro Township is rated the 38 safest city in New Jersey!

As of 2017, New Jersey is the third wealthiest state in the nation by median household income, in addition to being one of the safest.  Crime rates here in The Garden State are far below nationwide averages.

With a population of 40,764, Marlboro Township had only 10 violent crimes and 243 property crimes in 2017. This translates into 0.25 violent crimes and 5.76 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

Visit the Marlboro Township Police Department's Facebook page and thank them for keeping us safe!

Graphic badge courtesy of https://www.alarms.org.

Marlboro County Acquires 56 Acres To Preserve As Open Space

Marlboro Township completed the purchase of Stattel Farm, at Rts. 520 and 79 in Marlboro, a project they have been working on for more than nine years. A total of 56 acres will be preserved as open space forever.

The acquisition of this land does not impact the budget or local taxes. The Township applied land preservation funding already authorized and in place, including the Township’s dedicated Open Space Trust Fund, NJ Green Acres Matching Grant and state Agricultural Development Committee funding in order to complete the acquisition.

Marlboro Township has logged several open space preservation successes with the Tennent Road (30 acres), Smith Farm (16 acres), Penksa Farm (21 acres) and Baydock Holdings (50 acres) projects.

The Township's continuing efforts to maintain open space is important for the quality of life in our community today, as well as preserving our community's lifestyle for future generations.

Marlboro in Top 50 Safest Places to Live in Jersey

Selecting a community where you and your family will live is important to your overall well being and more important than the house itself.  Of course, the perfect house is important, but you are also buying into a community, a place where you will live, shop, go to school, and participate in community activities with your neighbors.

SafeWise paired data from the FBI’s Crime in the U.S. Report with their own comprehensive investigation and created a list of the top 50 safest communities in New Jersey, with 15,000 residents or more, as of 2011 . . . and Marlboro is on the list.

A few of the unique and special things about Marlboro are their Teen Advisory Committee and Economic Development Committee's Shop Marlboro program.

Interested in Participating in Marlboro's Youth Exchange Program?

Marlboro Township is accepting applications for host families as well as committee members and volunteers for its Youth Exchange Program.

Marlboro Township host families who participate in the cultural exchange will host students from Nanto City, Japan, and Wuijang, China, for one week.  The host family's student then will travel to the country of the students that they hosted for one week.

This is a great program that has provided rare multicultural and educational experiences for hundreds of students and their families over the nearly 25 years of its existence.  

There is an information session being held on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marlboro Recreation Center.  Click here for a link to learn more.

See You at 'Marlboro Day' on Sunday!

Will you be attending the Marlboro Day annual fall festival on Sunday?  

If so, please stop and visit the CENTURY 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie tent . There will be lots of  giveaways, Joseph the Juggler on stilts, face painting and balloons for the kids.  Looking forward to seeing old & new friends!!!!

The Marlboro Day festivities will be held at the Marlboro Municipal Complex from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  If it rains, the event will be moved to the next Sunday, September 27th.  The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family . . . live entertainment, food, crafters, vendors, free rides and more. 

Get all the details at: http://mainstreetmarlboro.com/events/marlboro-day-to-be-held-this-sunday/#.dpuf

Marlboro Receives $825,000 Land Preservation Grant

Did you know that in the last 8 years the town of Marlboro preserved over 220 acres of open space?  And there is more to come . . .

Marlboro has been named the recipient of an $825,000 Green Acres matching grant for open space preservation from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Garden State Preservation Trust and the Planning Incentive Grant program.  

The money will be used to create and protect open space while limiting overdevelopment and sprawl, thus preserving the integrity of our lifestyle here in Marlboro.

This is good news!