Atlantic Highlands

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Get to know Atlantic Highlands

Located at the heel of Sandy Hook peninsula, Atlantic Highlands is an idyllic seaside borough of Monmouth County known for its classic Victorian houses and unusual elevation: Mount Mitchill, reaching 266 feet above sea level, holds title as the highest point on the Eastern seaboard south of Maine. The dual beacons of the Navesink Twin Lights, a castle-like complex visible for miles, was a maritime landmark for a century of ships entering and leaving New York Harbor, not to mention a test site for early demonstrations of the Marconi wireless telegraph. Today, locals pair their enviable views with everyday activities like boating, beach-going, and seaside dining. In town, you’ll find a top-notch array of eateries, most on the main downtown strip that ends right at the pier. Seastreak ferries run daily to Midtown and the Battery, bringing the skyline in the distance even closer.

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Atlantic Highlands 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.