Introduction to Hazlet, New Jersey
Hazlet, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey and 22 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Hazlet has a population of 21,378.
Hazlet was originally incorporated as Raritan Township on February 25, 1848. This name remained for until it was officially rechristened as Hazlet Township on November 28, 1967. The town is named in honor of Dr. John Hazlett, an estate owner in Raritan Township. Initially, Hazlet was a thriving farming community, but with the advent of the transportation system, it grew into a booming commercial zone.
Hazlet and nearby Attractions
- PNC Bank Arts Center
- Keyport Fire Museum Association Inc
- Mitchell Sanborn Gallery
- Matawan Historical Society Inc
- Keansburg Amusement Park
- Runaway Rapids Waterpark
Things To Do In Hazlet
Travelers to Hazlet can pay a visit to the Keyport Fire Museum Association and the Matawan Historical Society to learn more about the history and culture of the area. The Mitchell Sanborn Gallery showcases work by local artists. The PNC Bank Arts Center is another popular entertainment center offering concerts by local choirs, musical concerts, dance performances and rock shows. The Keansburg Amusement Park and the Runaway Rapids Waterpark are theme parks popular among adults and children alike.
Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.
Hazlet Higher Education
Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, and Wagner College offer facilities for higher education.