Marlboro, Morganville, Howell have plenty of homes to choose from - particularly new construction. You should be able to find something in your price range although I don't have the MLS down in Monmouth County to check this out thoroughly although I know plenty of people who are happy in those areas.
I hope I, at least, pointed you in one direction and that I have been of help.
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Upper Montclair, NJ