Jackson Township measure 100.6 square miles and is located in the northwestern part of Ocean County. Based on area, Jackson is the largest municipality in Ocean County. Bordering municipalities include Manchester, Lakewood, and Lakehurst. There are numerous developments within Jackson township, including several adult communities.
There are a lot of businesses in Jackson, including the Jackson Premium Outlets, which have over 70 retail outlet stores. Many restaurants, stores, doctors offices, and drug stores are also in Jackson. A very popular attraction in Jackson is Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor.
The Jackson Township School District has six elementary schools all housing grades K-6, 2 middle schools housing grades 6-8, and also two high schools housing grades 9-12. There are also several private preschool/daycares in Jackson.
Jackson offers many activities and events throughout the year, including Jackson Day in September, several summer concerts at Great Adventure, and much more.