Introduction to Manchester, New Jersey
Manchester, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 6 miles W of Toms River, New Jersey and 44 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Manchester contains a population of approximately 38,928.
On March 23, 1899, Manchester Township was officially incorporated. Prior to that, the township was a part of the present day Toms River Township. Until April 7, 1921, Manchester Township also included parts of what is now known as Lakehurst. The town was named after Manchester, England.
Manchester and nearby Attractions
- Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
- Lebanon State Forest
- Ocean County Historical Museum
- Pinelands Paintball Park
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Please Touch Museum
Things To Do In Manchester
In Manchester you can enjoy theater trips along with several outdoor activities. The shopping centers and the restaurants of the town are ideal to hang out with friends. Each June, the town celebrates Manchester Day.
International air transportation is available from Atlantic City International.
Manchester Higher Education
Burlington County College provides facilities for higher education.