Anywhere in Colts Neck will allow you to be part of the Colts Neck schools, which are highly rated, and also the Freehold Regional High School system which offers the ability to apply (sometimes with a test) to any of several amazing schools in the region, offering learning centers in subjects including culinary, law, international studies, etc. etc. There are also many wonderful private schools in the area.
I'm a Colts neck resident myself (10 years) and have put 3 kids through school, here. Two attended Colts Neck High School and one attended Freehold High School, both great schools. One has now graduated Cum Laude with other honors (3.85 GPA) from college and the other two just started college. So, I can tell you not only as a real estate agent but also as a mom, Colts Neck residents are offered the best schools. And, it's a wonderful community.
If you don't already have an agent to work with, I would like to offer my services to you. I know of some amazing properties in your price range. Please call me at 908-601-8283 or e-mail me at DebRoss10@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.