Half the time doors go unlocked, I wouldn't adhere to that being a native New Yorker, that being said, low low crime across the board....We have spoiled little rich kids here who feel like they have everything coming to them, and that's because they do !! The kind of things that happen here are like that, typical suburban drug culture teens out of control, depression, meds, rehab drug court etc etc etc.
Crime rates and Violent Crime rates well below the national average. Yes, I will agree from time to time you get a few bad apples that like to smash mailboxes, or raises an issue that is not popular with the community. This happens in every town in the United States to some degree.
I spent 24 years of my live as a Millstoner. Fom the moment I was born I lived in this town! I can tell you it was the most peaceful place to grow up. The schools were very good and I am glad to see Allentown HS has improved it's academic standards and also offers much more in the realm of sports and activities these days. No place has a feel of being so far away from beaten path yet so close. I am sure that I will retire in this town when I grow old.
So to a prospective home buyer looking for a place to raise a family, this place is second to none compared to surrounding areas.
The township does NOTHING to tackle these problems. If you want a good quality of life, look elsewhere
The taxes are excessive, residents get nothing in return, property values are plummeting.
This place is a dump, and we can't wait to get out of here.
Most of the trouble-makers were supposedly caught - they turned out be residents - surprise, surprise! and there were even some that were adults (21-25 range).
So, to those looking to move to Millstone, I say:
Pros: great location, open spaces, low population
Cons: no local police, high juvenile crime (mostly properrty damage), severe speeding problems, somewhat non-professional administration, and (worst of all) several chronic troublemakers
As long as you come here knowing this, that should prepare you.
As to Ms Debbie Rose - its OK for whoever wants to discuss their experiences here, some good, some bad, some neutral; besides, there's no smoke without fire, and lets face it, there are chronic safety issues in town - not a 'perfect' place
I live here in millstone for almost 5 yrs now ,If you are looking at the area schools check out Allentown High School and where it ranks it was very high on that scale
My two children attend now for 2 and 3 yrs and could not be happier with the teachers /staff
My children are both very involved in sports/music.theatre programs
I do not think the person posting has a grip or out of reach of the youth here
Most kids are very involved with community activities and /or sports because of the rural character of the town,Maybe My family choose to be surrounded by good decent people and that is why we do not see the other side if there is one
But all I have to say is nothing but positive things
Now for the taxes yes ,maybe we do pay alot of tax money but you get what you pay for a beautiful community with so mant things to do and close nit group of parents take an effort to kno your neighbor
I feel safe and know my kids have a good quality of life here,
So we work hard to make that happen and a few get into a situation where they cannoT pay thier bills and live in a large home and over and above thier means ,you really need to get a grip and live comfortable and not for material things and maybe you can find happiness wherever you are
We are living a dream having the opportunity to live and raise our children here in Millstone
No doubt there are some isolated incidents during mischief night etc, but it's mostly harmless kid stuff. Where Millstone excels is in ensuring very low rates of any type of serious crime. We are in the process of relocating to the west coast for business reasons and, believe me, we will truly miss living in Millstone - I doubt such an open, peaceful, green area would be available in the Los Angeles area (for less than $5M per home, that is).
Go ahead and buy confidently in Millstone - it has the exclusivity of Alpine, the charm of Colts Neck, and the convenience of Howell - and with prices low as they are, this is a great opportunity to buy into Millstone. Wish you good luck!
I have had a neighbor of mine have a small fire in thier home and the police and fire dept's where unbelievably fast
we do not have our own police force but even better we have state police stationed at our city hall ,which is centrally located in millstone
as to the question about the schools ,I came from bergen cty nj where we where the blue ribbon schools and my child was so behind it took her almost 2 yrs to catch up to millstones level
they are able to catch a problem very fast and deal with it appropiately ,which I was amazed at
the teachers are very hands on and small class sizes are a plus (bergen was 26-27 kids )
And as to the response to allentown high school that answer from chip is so far from the truth
my oldest is in 10th grade they have block scheduling which is 4 classes a day instead of 8 I had experienced this in bergen cty where it was a trial program and it really works, they get to concentrate on the subject much longer than leaving the class as soon as you are getting into a subject
My child is involved with alot of programs here in town and in school ,the high school offers so much
the academic part of it is very well run I get involved and know the teachers and one teacher may work better with your child more than another,so you need to be involved
the theatre program and the choir program is unbelievable and they go above and beyond(I have hard even better than red bank performing arts)
my child has friends that go to private ,catholic etc and many have transfered to allentown because they where not happy there
I have heard from parents at those schools and they say drugs and voilence and problems exist there but are overlooked because of thier tuition ,not many private schools want to lose that
SO TO CHIP - pathetic ? where do you live
Alot of people don't like this town because it is too rural for them or homes are too high (good time w/ the economy to buy now though)
It is a beautiful place to live and raise your kids
I have four children and been here 4 yrs,there is a very close community here even though we are spread apart 2 acres or more each home
my kids are so happy here and the kids (most) are down to earth and come from good families
The rolling hills and the horse farms are beautiful,I wake up and look out the window and feel like I'm in heaven
it really is a unique type of place to live, and not too far from shopping,outlets,great adventure etc
So if you can afford it and do not want to live in a crowded city then get all your info and check it out for yourself,drive through neighborhoods and see how you feel about it
TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING, best regards CATHY IN BEAUTIFUL MILLTONE TNSP
No matter what area you choose to live in, you will always have a few occasional knuckle-heads who do stupid things to make a place look unfavorable.
In terms of specifics of crime or vandalism in ANY area, your best bet is to check with the local police department; they can give you the most accurate info.
Millstone Township actually doesn't have it's own police department, which is not uncommon for certain more "rural" and spread out area in NJ.
My husband is a NJ State Trooper, and used to be assigned to the squad that patrols Millstone Township, Allentown and a few neighboring areas.
You can call the NJ State Police at 609-584-5000 during business hours and ask them specific questions. They are very respectul, helpful and they'll take your concerns seriously.
Here's the website for the township...
I know several people who live in Millstone Township, and they wouldn't trade it for the world! It's a very beautiful area.
If you are interested in homes in Millstone Township or anywhere else in Monmouth, Middlesex or Ocean County please don't hesitate to give me a call.
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