Living in Monmouth County
Monmouth is a coastal county that marks the start of the Jersey Shore, host to such storied seaside communities as Sea Bright, Asbury Park, and Long Branch. It also notches far inland, with a western edge on the outskirts of Trenton mere miles from the Pennsylvania border. The county’s lighthouse-flanked north shore, about-face across Raritan Bay from Staten Island and Brooklyn, has historically acted as the final approach to New York Harbor, bending around Sandy Hook towards the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Residents along the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers—tidal estuaries, in fact—enjoy easy boating to open waters, with a series of navigable creeks, canals, and lagoons amplifying the waterfront real estate opportunities. Beyond beaches and boardwalks, there’s plenty else: Freehold Raceway, the site of America’s longest Revolutionary War battle, and Allaire State Park, known for its 19th-century ironworks and vintage train rides. NJ Transit service keeps Manhattan, Philadelphia and beyond in easy reach.