Jackson, New Jersey
Jackson Township, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey.
Jackson is the site of Six Flags Great Adventure, home to the 456-foot Kingda Ka, which as of 2017 is the tallest roller coaster in the world. Jackson is also home to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the 350-acre Safari Off Road Adventure, which replaced Six Flags Wild Safari in 2013.
Near Six Flags Great Adventure is Jackson Premium Outlets, a retail outlet center with 70 stores.
Jackson Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1844, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County. It became part of the newly created Ocean County on February 15, 1850.
Developments in Jackson
- 60 Acres
- Afton Oaks
- Autumn Estates
- Belaire Estates
- Cedar Run
- Chapel Acres
- Concord Villages
- Cooks Bridge
- Courts at Cook Bridge
- Crystal Brook
- Eagles Nest
- Emerald Woods
- Farmingdale Woods
- Fountainhead Park
- Four Seasons at Metedeconk Lakes
- Four Seasons at South Knolls
- Gables at Belaire
- Hampshire Hills
- Harmony Farms
- Jackson Acres
- Jackson Meadows
- Jackson Township
- Lake Enno
- Land O Pines
- Laurel Woods
- Meadowbrook Village
- Monterey Estates
- Oakley Hill
- Old Mill Estates
- Parkside at Jackson
- Premier at Fox Hollow
- Premier at Brookhollow
- Prospect Point
- Robin Estates
- Royal Grove
- Sagamore Estates
- Savannah Ridge
- Tall Timbers
- The Reserve
- The Vineyards
- Three Pence Brook
- Whispering Hill
- Whispering Meadow
- Winding Ways
Local Area School Reports
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- Jackson Memorial High School; Grades 9-12; Public (5 out of 10 stars)
- Jackson Liberty High School; Grades 9-12; Public (4 out of 10 stars)
- Switlik Elementary School; Grades K-5; Public (5 out of 10 stars)
- Jesus Harvest Time Academy; Grades PK-8; Private (N/A)
- Jackson Center Vocational School; Grades 9-12; Public (N/A)
- NJ Regional Day School; Grades K-12; Public (N/A)
- Lucy N. Holman Elementary School; Grades K-5; Public (4 out of 10 stars)
- St. Aloysius School; Grades PK-8; Private (N/A)
- Carl W. Goetz Middle School; Grades 6-8; Public (5 out of 10 stars)
- Christa Mcauliffe Middle School; Grades 6-8; Public (3 out of 10 stars)
- Elms Elementary School; Grades PK-5; Public (7 out of 10 stars)
- Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School; Grades PK-5; Public (6 out of 10 stars)
- Howard C. Johnson Elementary; Grades K-5; Public (7 out of 10 stars)
- Crawford Rodriguez Elementary School; Grades K-5; Public (3 out of 10 stars)
Roads and highways
CR 527, CR 528, CR 547, CR 537, CR 526, and CR 571 pass through the township. CR 539 also passes through the township, but in the southwest corner, for less than half a mile. Interstate 195 is a major artery that travels through the northern section of Jackson (it just so happens that Jackson is the only municipality in Ocean County that hosts any interstate). While the expressway travels into Howell and Millstone Townships, it is also a vital link for Six Flags since it grants access to the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95).
NJ Transit bus service is provided on the 139 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, and to Philadelphia on the 317 route. Seasonal service is offered to Great Adventure on routes 308 (from the Port Authority Bus Terminal) and 318 (from Philadelphia).
Academy Bus offers service to Port Authority New York and to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, with a stop at the Brook Plaza on County Road 526.
Ocean Ride local service is provided on the Shopper’s Loop route.