Manchester Township is located in beautiful Ocean County, New Jersey, just minutes from the Jersey Shore and
in between New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Manchester is nestled in the New Jersey Pinelands and we are Ocean County’s best kept secret!

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Beautiful Parks, Lakes, and Preserved Open Space, our top notch municipal services and our vibrant and dynamic community makes Manchester a great place to live, work, and raise a family. That is why the June 2012 edition of Inside New Jersey, a monthly publication of the Star Ledger, rated Manchester Township as such a great place to retire in New Jersey. Manchester Township offers something for everyone!

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Farm Market Vouchers Available

Manchester Township Senior Services Department will be distributing Farm Market Vouchers in the amount of $50 per person to purchase Jersey Fresh Produce for Low Income Seniors, who are 60 years of age or older. We will distribute vouchers on a first come-first serve basis until all vouchers have been distributed.

June 1st, 2023|

In Photos: Memorial Day 2023

Each year, we are proud to see the tremendous outpouring of support from so many in our community on Memorial Day. This morning's commemoration at World War II Veterans Memorial Park in Whiting to honor those who bravely gave everything while serving our Country was moving, as always. During his keynote address, Mayor Rob Arace honored the many service members, including residents of Manchester Township, who gave all in service to our Country. "May we cherish the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. May we be forever grateful for their courage and dedication. And may we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice as we work together to build a brighter future for all," the Mayor said. Joining Mayor Arace at the ceremony were Council President Roxanne Conniff, Vice President James Vaccaro, Councilmember [...]

May 30th, 2023|

Recognizing National EMS Week

As we mark National EMS Week (May 21-27, 2023), Mayor Rob Arace and the Township Council were proud to recognize the heroic efforts of Manchester Township's Emergency Medical Services members! The Mayor publicly thanked members of Manchester Division of Emergency Services and presented a Proclamation to Dir. Robert Baran during the May 22, 2023, Township Council meeting. National EMS Week was authorized in 1974 as a way to celebrate the important work these professionals accomplish on a daily basis. Manchester Township is a better place because of their dedicated service our residents. We thank you for all that you do!

May 23rd, 2023|
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Your card, issued by the township of Manchester, will earn you

Property tax credits every time you shop in Manchester, whiting and

Lakehurst at participating businesses.


Photos courtesy of Manchester Township and local residents’ submissions.  Thank you

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