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Originally established in the late 1800s as a beach getaway for vacationers from New York City and Philadelphia, today the borough of Manasquan is one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular locations, offering great views, dining, leisure and nightlife to residents and visitors alike. For people seeking vacation homes or permanent residences, this town of 6000 offers the best in seaside living.
Manasquan’s sandy beaches are the town’s greatest attraction, with plenty of recreational activities like swimming, surfing, rafting, volleyball, fishing and other activities available in designated areas. Manasquan Inlet is a particularly favorite spot for surfing, boating and fishing. The boardwalk also offers plenty of shopping and dining options.
Median home values in Manasquan are currently around $519,000, with actual home prices ranging from the high-200s on the low end to over $1.5 Million on the high end. The median average income in Manasquan is about $74,000 per year.
Public education in Manasquan is administered by Manasquan Public Schools, which ranks above the national average in educational testing. Students in grades K-8 attend Manasquan Elementary School (enrollment: 695), while grades 9-12 attend Manasquan High School (enrollment: 1070). The high school also enrolls students from nearby communities that do not have a high school of their own.
Several private schools are also available in the Manasquan area. These include: