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Jackson Township

 Jackson Township  

"A Place for All Seasons"

Jackson is located in the northwestern section of Ocean County.  It is a large, sprawling township that spans almost 101 square miles with an estimated population of close to 57,000 residents.  Jackson caters to a wide range of lifestyles.  The town's diverse population is the best testimony.  From single family neighborhoods to gated communities, apartments to townhomes, Jackson has a style for everyone.  There is a quiet, country feel yet modern conveniences are located within a few miles of your home. 

Probably the most stand-out feature of Jackson is that it is home to Six Flags Great Adventure.  This action-packed park features some of the world's most thrilling roller coasters but also caters to the not-so-daring crowd as well.  The park is open for the usual summer crowd but is also popular for Fright Fest in the fall and , most recently, Holiday in the Park, a beautiful display of lights and limited amusement rides to enjoy during the winter holiday season.  Hurricane Harbor is a large water park located on the grounds of Great Adventure and is a great way to cool off during the summer heat.  Just up the road from Six Flags are the Jackson Premium Outlets, a very popular retail destination that houses more than 65 stores.  For the nature lover, there is a vast amount of protected land.  Collier's Mills Wildlife Management Area is a beautiful preserve operated by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife that also has a manmade lake situated within the preserve. 

The Education system consists of 6 elementary schools (K-5), 2 intermediate schools (6-8), and 2 high schools (9-12).  Jackson recently implemented a full-day kindergarten program.  Ocean County College and Georgian Court University are within a half hour drive and other higher education facilities are a short commute away.

Jackson's location provides easy access to the I-195 corridor which, coincidentally, is the only interstate road that runs through Ocean County.  Plenty of other County highways get you where you want to go; CR 527, 571, 528, 547, 537, 526, and 539.

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