Matawan, NJ

A small town, that offers so much!

Matawan is a borough within Monmouth County, New Jersey. It is a close-knit suburban area with easy access to NJ Transit and area highways. Matawan has a train station with many convenient schedules to and from New York’s  Pennsylvania Station , as well as many stops heading down south to enjoy a day at the beach.

     Matawan was found around 1686 by Scotch Presbyterians who settled at the crossing of two indian trails and was originally known as Middletown Point. Today, Matawan appeals to a wide variety of residents, partly because of an excellent transportation network but also for its wealth of natural resources, including two lakes and the Matawan Creek.

    Just 2.4 square miles in size, Matawan is informally divided into several neighborhoods largely defined by its two lakes, Lefferts and Matawan, and the two major highways that bisect Matawan, Routes 79 and 34. The Matawan-Aberdeen station serves most of western Monmouth County, offering a direct line to New York City, with commuting times ranging from 59 to 70 minutes. Matawan is also just off Exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway, which — traffic depending — gets you into the city in 50 to 60 minutes. New Jersey Transit’s 133 Line provides bus service to Port Authority.  

     If you enjoy dining out, Matawan offers a wide variety of restaurants.  There is truly something to satisfy everyones taste.  From Moloneys Pub to Gangas Asian Bistro, From Petes Fishery to Ab’ys Mexican Restaurant.  This small town, does have quite a fair share of wonderful cuisine. 

     Check out these top 10 picks by the locals… https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g46605-Matawan_New_Jersey.html     Don’t forget, Matawan is within Monmouth County and the park system is like no other.  The list of activities they offer is truly spectacular.  Check it for yourself!  https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/

Just moved to Matawan or Aberdeen or thinking about moving to Matawan or Aberdeen?  Here is everything you need to know!

  

 

Matawan / Aberdeen School District

Find out more details on the local schools

The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District is a regional school district in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The Matawan / Aberdeen school district is made up of of 7 schools in Total:  Cambridge Park Elementary,  Strathmore Elementary, Ravine Drive Elementary, Cliffwood Elementary, Lloyd Road Elementary, grades 4 & 5, Matawan Aberdeen Middle School, (MAMS), Matawan Regional High School.

 

Also, see third party ratings of the each school within the district here.

Lake Lefferts

A great place to Kayak, Canoe or Fish!

Lake Lefferts is a man-made lake in Matawan, New Jersey. The lake is the result of the construction in 1928 of Lake Lefferts Dam, which captured and stores the flow of Matawan Creek.

The lake offers today a recreational outdoor area on the Ravine Drive side, where Sal Traina used to live, offers a public fishing dock, boat launch and canoe rental. The restaurant MJ’s at Buttonwood Manor, a sports bar, dining room and catering facility, borders the lake and is accessible from Route 34. The lake is home to sunnies, bluegill , crappies, bass, catfish, and pickerel.

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