Convenient to both New York City and Philadelphia, and located minutes from the beach, the small borough of Neptune City provides its 4800 inhabitants with a more affordable alternative to the expensive home prices of the surrounding communities, while still affording its 4800 inhabitants easy access to the best of the popular Jersey Shore.
Largely a residential community, Neptune City is convenient to plenty of shopping and dining options in the area, as well as lots of park space and historical landmarks. Of course, the area’s main attraction is the beach, and Neptune City is minutes away from the popular beach communities of Avon-By-the-Sea, Bradley Beach and Ocean Grove.
Neptune City is comprised mainly of established homes, over half of which were built prior to 1970. One of the town’s greatest advantages is its affordability, with home prices considerably lower on average than most of the surrounding beachside communities.
Median home values in Neptune City are currently around $215,000, with actual home prices ranging loosely between the mid-$100s and the low $300s. The median household income in Neptune City is approximately $67,000 annually.
Neptune City has one public school, Woodrow Wilson Elementary (administered by the Neptune City School District), which enrolls just under 400 students in grades K-8. Students grades 9-12 attend Neptune High School in nearby Neptune Township, which enrolls about 1300 students. High school students also have the option of attending one of several specialty high schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District, including:
Biotechnology High School
Marine Academy of Science and Technology
Communications High School
Academy of Allied Health and Science
High Technology High School