About the Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Bay Head and Brick, New Jersey Area
If you are considering places to live at the Jersey Shore you owe it to yourself to check out Sea Girt, Brielle, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Wall, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro, Bay Head, Brick, Mantoloking and the surrounding towns in Monmouth and Ocean Counties ,which we service.
We specialize in the communities from Sea Girt and Spring Lake in southern Monmouth County to Mantoloking in northern Ocean County from the Atlantic Ocean to the Garden State Parkway.
We are located about 65 miles south of New York City, 65 miles east of Philadelphia and less than one hour north of Atlantic City.
We will begin our tour on the north in Spring Lake and Sea Girt and proceed south to Mantoloking. We have provided links to relevant and informative websites for all the communities from Spring Lake to Mantoloking and the Barrier Island.
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Whether you are interested in buying a new home, vacation or retirement home, or investment property the information we have amassed in the LOCAL INFO section will assist and inform.
We personally guarantee you will learn something new and interesting about the Jersey Shore; whether you were born and raised at the shore or if you have just decided to buy a new home here!
We have spent over 100 hours compiling this information to assist you in choosing your ideal place in the Jersey Sun.
Monmouth County was rated "Third Best Place" to live in the United States by Money Magazine.
Monmouth County has over 27 miles of beaches for sunbathing, fishing, surfing, or simply taking a romantic walk on the sand or boardwalk. Open space and recreational opportunities abound with over 12,100 acres of county parks and an additional 15,000 plus acres of state parklands.
Susan Spano of the New York Times writes, "The village of Spring Lake has been developed to a large extent by Irish-Americans as a resort of elegance in the 1870's, and remains one of the loveliest enclaves on the Jersey Shore."
Much has been written about the beautiful borough of Spring Lake. An unhurried atmosphere of gracious living abounds in this picturesque oceanfront vacation spot. Spring Lake has become known as a Victorian resort community with its grand waterfront hotels and homes, several of which serve as romantic "Bed and Breakfasts".
Mary Higgins Clark, the author, has chosen Spring Lake as her home as well as the inspiration for "A Street Where You Live".
In fact, many famous public figures make our section of "The Jersey Shore" home.
Spring Lake is a popular, tranquil destination with over two miles along the Atlantic Ocean coastline and the longest non-commercial boardwalk in New Jersey. Beyond the sand dunes and boardwalk are wide, quiet streets with elegant homes with meticulously landscaped gardens dating back to Victorian times. The town's "Main Street" is Third Avenue with over sixty unique shops, boutiques, and gourmet restaurants. The beach and boardwalk are oriented toward couples and families.
One of the lovely and romantic Bed and Breakfasts would make a wonderful place to stay while we search for your perfect home.
One of our personal favorites in Spring Lake is:
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS
Spring Lake Heights is located just west of Spring Lake and was established as a working class community with diverse housing types.
The service oriented commercial area is located along Route 71 and serves the needs of the predominantly year-round residents. The "Heights" is home to The Spring Lake Golf Club, Fairway Mews Golf Community and several great restaurants.
The borough of Sea Girt was developed as an exclusive resort in the late 1800's with many impressive oceanfront estates.
Today Sea Girt is a quiet, year round elegant community with a 1 ½ mile boardwalk and a "small town" local commercial area.
Many sports figures,entertainers and professionals have found this exclusively elegant resort community an ideal haven to call their home.
Wall (Wall Township) is located inland from the beach and encompasses nearly 31 square miles of suburban and rural countryside. Most of the new construction in this region of southern Monmouth County of the past decade has occured here. Wall (Wall Township) has a variety of housing types, single family, condos, four season adult homes and riverfront homes.
The Route 34 and 35 corridors contain much of Walls commercial retail establishments and office space. The uninitiated might not realize this fact, because Wall has no post office. Public and private open space abounds.
The borough of Brielle is the southernmost municipality in Monmouth County and borders the Manasquan River. There are several distinct sections of Brielle; the portion along the Route 71 commercial corridor, the Manasquan Riverfront and Riverview Drive / Manasquan River Golf Club area.
There is a fine selection of year round single family homes as well as some unique condo and townhouse opportunities.
The borough of Manasquan is located on the Atlantic Ocean and the Manasquan River and Inlet from the Atlantic make up part of the towns southern border.
Manasquan's beach and unusual paved "boardwalk" on the sand are popular attractions for residents and visitors. Surfing is permitted on a section of the beach near the Inlet and is quite a popular spot.
The downtown has been enhanced with historically inspired lamps and brick pavers and provides a year round shopping experience.
The New Jersey Transit train station in Manasquan provides convenient transportation to Newark and New York and the southern most station in Bay Head.
Ocean County is the second largest county in the State and one of four New Jersey counties which border the Atlantic Ocean.
Development in Ocean County has traditionally occurred along the coastal beaches and in the Garden State Parkway and Route 9 corridors.
With the growing year round population, Ocean County 's economic base has become increasingly diverse,with a variety of industries now supplementing traditional tourist related business. In fact, over the past 10 years, Oceean County has had one of the fastest increases in new jobs in the State.
Despite the growth in population and employment, Ocean County maintains a vast amount of protected open space which will ensure a balanced land use in the future. Much of the area west of the Garden State Parkway contains large tracts of State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas. In addition, approximately 20,000. acres east of the Parkway are protected under the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
As always, the coast beaches of Ocean County are foremost among the County's attractions and continue to draw thousands of seasonal visitors to the area each year.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH
Point Pleasant Beach means many things to different people: A family oriented boardwalk full of rides, wheel games, food, colorful lights and views of bathers enjoying the Atlantic seashore.
The Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk is over one mile long with arcades,amusements, entertainment, food stands, a beach train and many wonderful park benches to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and Manasquan River inlet. A number of hotels,motels and bed and breakfasts provide accomodations for the many seasonal visitors.
The Manasquan Inlet to the deep water fishing port provides for both recreational and commercial fishing . Fresh fish daily at the Fishermans Cooperative and any one of the many fine restaurants specializing in seafood, lobster, crab, and local fish in season.
Jenkinsons Aquarium located on the boardwalk and open year round.
POINT PLEASANT BORO
Point Pleasant Borough is bordered by the Manasquan River on the north; the Metedeconk River, Barnegat Bay and Point Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head on the east and makes up a large part of the "Greater Point Pleasant Area".
BAY HEAD (sometimes Bayhead)
Bay Head is special in oh so many ways. It is often referred to as the "Crown Jewel" of the beachfront communities which stretch along the barrier island known as Barnegat Beach Island.
The Atlantic Ocean at our front door and the Barnegat Bay and Twilight Lake at the back door....The Best of both water worlds less than 400 feet apart! Sun bathing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, riding a bike, flying a kite or just sitting and watching the world go by in this quiet retreat. Bay Head has been well loved since the late 1800's by people who enjoy the Good Life!
What a unique place to live!
A "Quaint Country Village by The Sea" with Victorian architecture, stately shingled homes, about 1.4 miles of pristine beachfront, beautiful churches, and forty specialty shops with unique goods and services. You will find cute cafes, wonderful baked goods, great deli's and culinary delights of every form and fashion.
Bay Head Yacht Club, a private club founded in 1888 is one of the oldest yacht clubs in America and a focal point of the Barnegat Bay.
Many homes are sold by word of mouth before they ever hit the market due to the consistent demand and small supply of fine homes!
Mantoloking is just south of Bay Head and is known for its quiet elegance, slow pace and high-priced residential homes. Known for its "peace and quiet", this jewel of the barrier island has no shortage of buyers willing to pay well over $5,000,000 for their oceanfront place in the sun.
Interested in a little history? Why not buy a copy of Mantoloking Through the Lense by Mantoloking author Anne Lewis Benedict and read it on the beach.
The Mantoloking Yacht Club was founded 1897 and has produced 10 yacht-racing Olympians.
Brick (Brick Township) is located west of Point Pleasant Borough and has many shopping centers, movies, franchise food shops, gourmet restaurants as well as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Target, and Kmart in addition to every type of service or business you might need.
There are many type of housing opportunities available in Brick. Single family, condos, townhouses, waterfront homes as well as several adult communities. The majority of the residents on the inland portion of Brick are year round residents.
Brick also includes a portion of the Barnegat Beach Barrier Island just south of Mantoloking to Normandy Beach. Curtis Point, South Mantoloking Beach, Dutchmans Point as well as a number of other fine Bay, lagoon and Oceanfront communities are actually part of Brick.
The Asbury Park Press has published several great articles on Brick which will give you a local perspective of the community. The series is very informative and full of local color.
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK
Island Beach State Park is the Southernmost section of the Barnegat Beach Barrier Island. This park is over 5 miles long and has wide beaches, natural sand dunes and pristine beauty.
With more than 3,000 acres of preserved barrier island ecosystems and 10 miles of pure white sand beach, Island Beach State Park lures thousands of visitors and families each year.