We moved to South Street in Freehold almost 2 years ago. As one of the main thoroughfares of the town, this is a very busy street with high traffic from both pedestrians and vehicles. However, we have had absolutely no problems with anyone or anything in the area.
We enjoy the diversity of the community and the small town atmosphere. There are several good restaurants along Main Street--all within easy walking distance from anywhere in the Borough. There is a small library, and the town sponsors parades and free summer concerts downtown that are well-attended and very enjoyable.
However, I should add that we are not out late at night, and do not frequent bars or clubs; I suppose our lifestyle limits the likelihood of finding ourselves in difficult situations.