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Located about an hour’s drive south of Manhattan, the city of Asbury Park offers gorgeous ocean views, sandy beaches, a bustling Boardwalk and fabulous dining and nightlife for visitors and residents alike. First established as residential resort in the 1870s, this town continues to be a welcome seaside haven for its 16,000 inhabitants.
Besides the beach itself, the crowning attraction of Asbury Park is its recently revitalized Boardwalk, with eclectic shops, a variety of dining options, and of course its music venues. Asbury Park is known for its live music and its “Jersey Shore Sound,” as bands like Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and The Gaslight Anthem all played the local clubs on their way to the top. Today, the famous Stone Pony on the Boardwalk continues the tradition as local and national acts alike continue to play its stages. Also, be sure to check out the historic downtown area, as well as a wide array of wonderful dining options all across town.
Real estate in Asbury Park is moderately priced compared to more expensive parts of the Jersey Shoreline. Median home values in the area currently sit at around $270,000, with actual home prices ranging from the low $100s to the high $700s. The median household income in Asbury park is around $33,000 per year.
Public schools in Asbury Park are administered by Asbury Park Public Schools, educating nearly 2200 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The student-teacher ratio across the school district is about 8:1.
Parents in Asbury Park may also opt to send their children to one of several private schools in the area. These include: