Hazlet derived its name from a Dr. John Hazlett who had an estate in Raritan Township near the Keyport Holmdel Turnpike, now Holmdel Road. Hazlet 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 Bayshore coastline.
Hazlet is an active community in Monmouth County that boasts many neighborhood parks and athletic and recreational activities for adults, children and seniors, as well as numerous shopping options. The recreational facilities include a swim and racket club and an outdoor roller hockey rink. Hazlet is home to six major shopping areas, and residents and visitors alike visit the variety of stores and shops within. Hazlet was also the last town in New Jersey to have a drive-in movie theater, and this theater closed down in 1991.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 20,334. There were 7,244 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years, and the median income for a household in the township was $65,697, and the median income for a family was $71,361.
The Hazlet Township Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 2009, the entire school district was redistricted, therefore rearranging the grades of every school in the district, excluding the middle and high school. Beers Street School, Cove Road School, Lilian Drive School, Middle Road School, Raritan Valley School, and Sycamore Drive School — Hazlet Middle School for grades 7 & 8, and Raritan High School for grades 9 – 12.
Hazlet has a strong school system, an excellent location and a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options. The residents of Hazlet Township enjoy close proximity to popular Jersey Shore destinations such as Belmar and Point Pleasant, charming beach towns with many beautiful homes for sale and apartments for rent.
If you have questions about homes in Hazlet, please call 732-513-0039 to discuss your preferences.