Aberdeen Township derived its name from “New Aberdeen,” a name for a settlement established in Northwestern Monmouth County in the 1680′s by Friends and Presbyterians who fled Scotland to avoid religious persecution. Aberdeen Township is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area’s economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bay coastline.
Aberdeen is a suburban Township of 5.4 square miles containing a mix of residence, light industry and shopping centers. Sections of the Township include Cliffwood, Cliffwood Beach, Freneau, Oakshades, River Gardens, Strathmore and Woodfield. The population is approximately 17,000 and there are three postal zip codes which service the Township: 07721, 07735 and 07747.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,454 people, 6,421 households, and 4,770 families residing in the township. The median age was 37 years, and the median income for a household in the township was $68,125, and the median income for a family was $76,648.
Aberdeen is part of the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, together with the neighboring community of Matawan. Schools in the district are Cambridge Park Developmental Learning Center (Preschool ), Cliffwood Elementary School (Grades K-3), Ravine Drive Elementary School (Grades K-3), Strathmore Elementary School (Grades K-3), Lloyd Road Elementary School (Grades 4-5), Matawan Aberdeen Middle School (Grades 6 – and Matawan Regional High School (Grades 9 – 12. Central Offices are located at 1 Crest Way, in Aberdeen.
Located through Aberdeen is the Henry Hudson Trail. It is a 9-mile (14 km) paved trail built on a former Central Railroad of New Jersey right-of-way and extending from Aberdeen Township east to Atlantic Highlands. Plently of hiking, biking, jogging, and walking recreation available for all. Aberdeen is also a large supporter of youth atheletics. The township offers many opportunites for children to become involed in a variety of sports.
If you have questions about homes in Aberdeen, please call 732-513-0039 to discuss your preferences.