I live in Colts Neck, on the border of Holmdel. I am also a real estate agent in a Holmdel office. Many of my friends and associates live or work in Holmdel. From both a personal and professional perspective, I can tell you that Holmdel has not only a very highly ranked school system but is also a great place to live and work. In any town, the 'sense of community' can be defined within the block you're living on, the schools your children are attending, the religious or civic organizations you're involved in, the sports or clubs you or your children are involved in ... all in all, Holmdel offers tremendous opportunity in all these areas. The fact that 'a friendly neighborhood setting' is important to you means that YOU will be a friendly neighbor, and Holmdel will be even better when YOU move in! If you need any help to find a home in Holmdel, I would be happy to help you . I can be reached through this website or on my cell-phone: 908-601-8283.