9 Reasons My Clients Fell In Love with Locust



My clients absolutely love their home in the Locust section of Middletown.  They have a wonderful family that has grown over the years and they are ready to move to their "forever home."  In the six years they owned 3 Osborne Avenue, they loved completely renovating their home and also completely fell in love with the Locust community.  Keep reading to find the 9 Reasons My Clients Fell In Love with Locust.  Below are a few pictures of the fabulous home they have created over the previous six years and if interested click here for all of the pictures and information.   (By the way their house has a Rumson mailing address)

9 Reasons My Clients Fell In Love with Locust

1.  Platkill Park

Platkill Park Association for only $125 per year is an incredible amenity to the local residents.  The park is the piece of land where the Claypit Creek and Navesink River come together and is the site of the Harbour Estuary Program.  Walking and bike accessible the park also has a dock and provides an area for a kayak launch.

2.  Hartshorne Woods Park

Hartshorne Woods Park is a 736 acre county park which is a part of the Monmouth County Park System.  Being a historic park there are several old military bunkers, but there is also a private beach with a fishing pier and 16 miles of trails!  The Buttermilk Valley Section, the Monmouth Hills Section and the Rocky Point Section are the three different sections of the Hartshorne Woods Park.  Each section of the park has multiple trails.

Buttermilk Valley features the Kings Hollow Trail, Candlestick Trail, and Laurel Ridge Trail which are all considered easy to moderate.

Monmouth Hills features the Cuesta Ridge Trail and Grand Tour Trail which are rated moderate and challenging respectively.

Rocky Point features one easy loop, the Lewis Overlook which, as you would expect, has great views!  The Rocky Point section also has Battery Loop, Black Fish Cove, Command Loop, and Bunker Loop which are all rated moderate.  Lastly the Rocky Point Trail is rated challenging and the longest trail in the park with a total distance of 4.1 miles!

3.  Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is a barrier spit which is owned and managed by the National Park Service and a considered a Gateway National Recreation Area.  The southern part of Sandy Hook features public beaches and fishing areas, while further north features one of the largest clothing optional beach on the East Coast.  In addition to fun recreational areas, Sandy Hook also features a lighthouse within the fort ground and  Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) which is a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. At the end of Sandy Hook there is Guardian Park at the entrance of Fort Hancock which was moved to Aberdeen, Maryland in 1919.  Sandy Hook also features a United States Coast Guard station and is site of the original Life Saving Station built in 1848.  This specific area is closed to the public and maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. 

4.  Pier Village

Pier Village opened in 2005 and features over 500 rental apartments and over 100,000 square feet of retail space with plenty of options for shopping and dining.

5.  Route 35 & 36

Being located between Route 35 and Route 36 makes it convenient to access retail, grocery stores, restaurants, and all other essentials with flexibility of multiple routes to keep traffic at a minimum.  

6.  Garden State Parkway

Being located just 10 miles from Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway makes commuting or visiting New York City convenient while enjoying the relaxing Locust community.

7.  Red Bank

Less than 6 miles away, the town of Red Bank is filled with restaurants, shopping, bars, and clubs that all Monmouth County residents love to frequent and meet at with their friends and family.  

8.  Rumson

With a Rumson mailing address clearly the town of Rumson can't be too far away!  The parks and restaurants of Rumson are just a mile away over the famous Rumson Bridge.

9.  Highlands/Sea Streak

Just 2 miles away, the town of Highlands is gaining popularity with marinas, restaurants, and of course the Sea Streak Ferry.  The Sea Streak is a great way to commute to New York City quickly and in style!


Although there are only 9 reasons listed for my clients falling in love with Locust, there are many more to discover!  Schedule your private tour of 3 Osborne Avenue today to start discovering Locust for yourself!


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