Location Profile

Freehold, New Jersey

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Freehold, New Jersey
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Freehold, New Jersey, and has a proud history of dedicated care for over 50 years in the region. Multiple organizations recognize the facility's excellence, including the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Commission on Cancer, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. Additionally, several consecutive awards for Magnet Recognition put the hospital in the top 5% in the country. Medical services offered by the provider range from standard care to specialized services for illnesses such as heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. More than 200 healthcare professionals work at the facility.

Community Overview

Freehold is a Central New Jersey township of 35,369 people and is in Monmouth County.  Located between New York City, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there are 2 distinct areas, Freehold Township and the smaller Freehold Borough, which surrounds the Township. Residents call the areas “the Borough” and “the Township,” with the combined areas known as “The Freeholds Region.” It’s a suburb of New York City, so residents in Freehold enjoy easy access to the city but a slower pace of life in Freehold for the day-to-day. Freehold is safe, with great schools and family-friendly activities. 

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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Freehold is affordable and lower than in other areas of the state. According to surveys, utilities and transportation are among the cheapest costs, especially considering how close Freehold is to New York City, New York. Housing prices vary by location, size, and other factors, but a 1-bedroom in the area runs from $983 to $1,953 a month. 

Housing options within the area include apartment complexes with many amenities, single-family homes, and townhouses. 

Apartment Listing Resources


Both the Freehold Township School District and Freehold Borough School District run the area's public schools. Students attend one of the 5 elementary schools, graduate to one of the area’s 2 middle schools, and finally, to one of the 2 local high schools. Schools within the area are highly-rated, with thorough curriculums and ample technology access. An overall student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1 makes this a great environment for students exploring curiosity and knowledge. Nearby high schools offer specialized magnet programs for subjects such as culinary arts and botanical science to offer students a more concentrated learning experience for future careers. 

For Freehold Borough residents, the local library system is the Freehold Public Library, which offers a great digital library of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and TV. The library catalog also includes a huge collection of paperbacks and hardbacks. 

Various youth programs in the community


NJ Transit operates public transportation for the Freeholds Region and features several bus routes with service within the area as well as to nearby cities. If you want to visit New York City, you can travel to the Big Apple in a little over an hour by car or bus. Major state routes pass through the area, making it easy to venture to the rest of Monmouth County easily. 

Daily Driving in Freehold 
  • The average commute in Freehold runs around 30 minutes; however, this number includes those who commute to NYC 
  • 80% of commuters drive their vehicle

Nearby Cities

Freehold is well-positioned and not far from the gems of the Jersey Shore, one of the most-visited regions in the state. The Shore offers 90 miles/144 KM of beaches to explore. 

Asbury Park, New Jersey -  Like other great cities in New Jersey, Asbury is less than 30 minutes away from Freehold. To get there, you can travel the New Jersey 18-South state highway for 17.8 miles/28.64 KM. Asbury Park offers numerous attractions, including the Silverball Retro Arcade for pinball and other classic games, the Asbury Park Boardwalk, and Asbury Park Beach.

Point Pleasant, New Jersey - Just 28 minutes away via an 18-mile/28.9 KM journey down Interstate 295-East sits Point Pleasant, one of the most family-friendly areas on the Jersey Shore and home to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. At Jenkinson’s, you can walk a historic boardwalk, play arcade games, enjoy 2 mini golf courses, and visit the aquarium. No visit to Point Pleasant is complete without a trip to the retro-themed sweet shop for saltwater taffy, candy apples, chocolate, and other treats. The area also features a couple of beaches and the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey. 

New York City, New York - The Big Apple is a little over an hour away from Freehold via the easy Interstate 95 North of 62 miles/99.7 KM. NYC offers a dizzying amount of things to do, whether you like food, history, culture, or theatre. You can see the bright lights of Times Square and Broadway, then visit museums such as the American Museum of Natural History or visit the historic Ellis Island. Other attractions include the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t forget to grab a slice of New York pizza before you go.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Freehold and Monmouth shine with good shopping, ample things to do, delicious cuisine, and captivating entertainment options. 

Grocery stores within Freehold include specialty shops and general grocers, with options like ShopRite, Trader Joe’s, Stop & Shop, and Aldi. For Asian cuisine, there’s Asian Food Market. Freehold Raceway Mall is one of the best shopping destinations around and the third-largest mall in New Jersey. Home to Apple, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Sephora, and other popular stores, it will help you get all of the things on your list. Walmart, Target, and other department stores offer everything you could need. Downtown Freehold and the surrounding area also have great little boutique shops for unique items. 

The area offers excitement for fun lovers and thrill seekers of any age. One of the best spots is the iPlay America amusement center, the largest indoor amusement park in the state. The center offers all the thrills, rain or shine. Its attractions include a TopGolf swing suite, a sprawling laser tag arena, a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster, a carousel, and a huge arcade. Older kids and adults can try to outwit the Amazing Escape Room Freehold attraction, which offers 6 escape rooms of varying difficulty. Freehold also isn’t far from the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, home to 14 roller coasters, a drive-through safari, kiddie rides, and family rides. 

Freehold’s arts and culture offerings include live theatre, museums, and various events. The local community theatre group, Center Players, features several shows yearly with a mix of original plays and classic favorites. Freehold’s museums here include the Jewish Heritage Museum and Monmouth Historical Society Museum, which offer interesting local history exhibits. Other nearby museum showcases a range of topics from automobile history to science. Visit the Monmouth Museum, which offers 2 children’s wings, a garden, a large outdoor space, and rotating exhibits across 2 galleries. The InfoAge Science and History Museum is also a great place to visit, especially as it offers over two dozen exhibits and museums encompassing science, space, technology, and math. 

With parks, statues, and battlefields, there’s plenty of history to explore in Monmouth County and Freehold. Just 9 minutes away sits the Monmouth Battlefield National Park, the site of the American Revolutionary War’s Monmouth Battlefield, which hosted one of the longest battles of the war. You can learn about the war, see artifacts, visit a pick-your-own orchard, and even attend a wartime reenactment. The historic Longstreet Farm is also not far and is a history museum showing what life was like in the 1890s. Another stop, the Walnford, offers a look back at the 1700s, complete with a gristmill, period costumes, and woodworking demonstrations.

Online and Nearby International Communities

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Freehold experiences a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and cold winters. Cloudy days are common, and the city rarely experiences dramatic temperatures below zero. Freehold’s warmest month is July, and its coldest month is January. The average annual snowfall amount is 25 inches/635 MM,  slightly less than the national snowfall average of 38 inches/965.2 MM.   

Average Freehold Temperatures
  • Annual: 25ºF to 85ºF / -3.8ºC  to 29.4ºC
  • December: Low of 33ºF/0ºC  and High of 45°F /7ºC  
  • July: Low of 69ºF/21ºC and High of 84ºF /29º C

Crime Rate

Freehold is safe for families, with a crime rate average for other communities its size. 

  • Police Department
  • Safest neighborhoods: Freehold North, East Freehold, Strickland Farm, Monmouth Heights, Founders Walk

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