A place to start in looking for a good school system would be at http://www.greatschools.net/. You can also check right here on the Trulia Website, go to the Real Estate Guides tab at the top of the page and click on the city and state you are looking for.
As you stated, Wall schools are excellent. When you live in town the only differential between neighborhoods (education wise) is the elementary school. Everyone goes to the same middle and high school. Residents are very opinionated about which elementary school is better than the rest. Do check out the websites recommended and feel free to call me to discuss the differences, also.
If you were to move to Wall, there are so many houses on the market now that you could have an easy job finding one that was convenient to any of the major highways that would get you to 195 within minutes of your home. You don't necessarily have to be West of the Parkway.
For a current look at market conditions in Wall, you can go to my website and order a market snapshot. It will give you not only current listings, but closed sales, as well. I also have a link to the school systems. Good luck with your move!
Wall is a great town with a good school system. Some other towns to consider are Howell, Freehold and Colts Neck. These towns are also great to raise a family and have good school systems.
Here is a link to the NJ Dept of Education website where you can see the school reports: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/
If you have any questions or need help finding a home in the area please feel free to contact me at 732-580-5309 or email@example.com
If I can help you find a home in this wonderful community, don't hesitate to give a call or email me with your criteria and I would be very happy to assist you with your purchase.
Lucy Korzelius - Wall resident since 1997, Real Estate professional since 1992