Introduction to Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles SW of Middletown, New Jersey and 27 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,781 people lived in Holmdel.
This township was formed in February 1857 from portions of Hazlet, which was known as Raritan Township at that time. The name Holmdel came from the Holmes family, who were major landowners in the area in the 19th century. It was in this town that Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation in 1964.
Holmdel and nearby Attractions
- Holmdel Arboretum
- PNC Bank Arts Center
- Holmdel Park
- Holmes-Hendrickson House
- Longstreet Farm
- East Freehold County Park
Things To Do In Holmdel
Holmdel is a small town with a quiet, rural feel. It has several parks which make for excellent picnic spots and playing areas. The PNC Bank Arts Center is an amphitheatre which can accomodate 17,500 people. It is counted among the most successful amphitheatres of the country and hosts numerous concerts from May to September.
Newark International is the nearest major airport to Holmdel.
Holmdel Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided at Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, Wagner College and Rutgers University.