Colts Neck is a community in Central New Jersey, located within the New York metropolitan area. Many people choose to move to Colts Neck due to its open space and proximity to the Jersey Shore, while still being within commuting distance of New York City and, to a lesser extent, Philadelphia. The township’s strict zoning ordinances have long kept out urban development and chain stores, allowing for locally owned businesses, while still being close to malls, movie theaters, and other amenities in neighboring communities. A 2007 study of New Jersey’s wealthiest communities listed Colts Neck as New Jersey’s 16th wealthiest municipality and categorized the township’s population as “top rung”, meaning:
These communities are the wealthiest consumer market, representing less than 1 percent of all U.S. households. These highly educated residents are in their peak earning years, aged 45 to 64, in married-couple households, with or without children. The median age is 42.3 years. With the purchasing power to indulge any choice, Top Rungresidents travel in style, both domestically and overseas. This is the top market for owning or leasing a luxury car; residents favor new imported vehicles, especially convertibles. Exercise and community activities are part of their busy lifestyle. Avid readers, these residents find time to read two or more daily newspapers and countless books.
The township has a Farmland Preservation Committee which to date has preserved nearly 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land, providing one way in which Colts Neck has been able to prevent large-scale development. The township has strict zoning regulations, and because there is no public water or sewage service, most homes must be built on lots covering a minimum of 2, 5 and 10 acres (4.0 ha).
Originally a farming community, Colts Neck has long been known for its large number of equestrian farms. From the 1950s into the 1970s many of Colts Neck’s heavily wooded areas were developed with large colonial and ranch-style houses on acre-sized lots. In the 1980s and continuing into the 2000s much of the town’s farm land has been replaced with large houses, mansions and sprawling estates, although a large number of equestrian farms remain. During this time period increasing home prices in northern New Jersey and New York City resulted in large numbers of people moving to central New Jersey, causing real estate prices in Colts Neck and surrounding towns to rise considerably over the course of the two decades. Colts Neck real estate prices remain high despite the economic downturn: as of November 2012, the average listing price of a house was $1,433,112 and the number of home sales is down 41.4% from the previous year.
A well-planned deck can transform your backyard into an area for relaxation and entertaining that accentuates your home’s style. We custom design and build decks in Colts Neck with an array of product lines working with wood, composite and PVC decking materials. Some of our projects include: wrap around pool decks, built-in hot tubs, platform/raised gazebos and multi-level decks.
Remodeling and finishing your basement in Colts Neck can add valuable living space to your home. We can accommodate any of your ideas: kitchens, baths, custom bars, fireplaces, theater rooms, personal gym rooms, home offices, etc.
Whether you are looking to transform your home on the inside or the outside, Absolute Decks and Basements has you covered. Our creative ideas will help bring out the best your Colts Neck home has to offer.
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