Monmouth County is filled with small towns and communities that are filled with history, museums, and cultural attractions, but also come with the added appeal of charm and hometown heroes. Here are 4 hip towns we think you will enjoy.
- Asbury Park – Welcome to the NJ shore, a cultural hotspot and beachfront community have four miles of boardwalk, amazing restaurants, notable clubs, music concerts, and venues. From new luxury penthouse apartments, and townhomes to vintage colonials sporting wrap-around porches and walk-up attics. Streets are easily navigated, thanks to James A. Bradley, a progressive industrialist, who had a vision for urban planning.
- Long Branch – A beachfront town with a NY vibe. Wide sandy beaches are great for swimming and surfing, volleyball courts, an 8-mile path for jogging or strolling, and tons of dining options whether it’s grab and go or fine dining. A few memberships required beach clubs, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Pier Village for some retail therapy, and theatrical performances at the New Jersey Repertory Company. A huge housing boom and redevelopment started in 2005, continually changing the landscape with condos, townhouses, and luxury High Rise apartments.
- Red Bank – An upscale waterfront community located on the Navesink River. Marina’s, theatres, art galleries, fine restaurants, diners, spas, hair salons as well as nightlife options are readily available. A year-round destination to live, work and play. Famous for being home to legendary Count Basie and stomping grounds of local celebrities Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Max Weinberg, Jon Stewart, Wendy Williams, and Danny DeVito.
- Freehold Boro – One of our nation’s oldest towns with numerous monuments, landmarks, and colorful American Revolutionary History. Monmouth County’s CourtHouse, a revamped downtown complete with parades, festivals, and outdoor dining options. Beautiful Victorian homes, wide front porches, and period architecture grace the charming streets. Bruce Springsteen’s song “My Hometown”, this is where the famous singer grew up and could be heard at local spots such as The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.