Ocean Grove Real Estate
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First established as a summer camp meeting site in the 1860s, Ocean Grove has evolved to become one of the Jersey Shore’s best loved family-friendly beach communities, offering a quieter alternative to the busy, commerce-driven boardwalks of nearby beach towns. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this community of 3300 people features plenty of Victorian-era buildings, a historic downtown, gorgeous views and pristine beach access year-round.
Besides the beach itself, one of Ocean Grove’s most notable landmarks is the 6000-seat Great Auditorium, a holdover from campmeeting days known for its excellent natural acoustics. Still in use by the Ocean Grove Campmeeting Association, the auditorium also hosts numerous musical events each year, and every summer it is surrounded by over 100 inhabitable tents which are reserved years in advance. Two blocks from the beach sits the town’s historic downtown, with plenty of shopping, dining and accommodations.
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Real Estate Information
As a historic community, Ocean Grove boasts a fair number of well-kept Victorian-era homes among its available real estate. The community remains a popular living destination, with median home values between $400,000 and $500,000, and actual home prices ranging from the mid-$200s for a condo to nearly $2.5 million for larger dwellings. The median family income in Ocean Grove is around $60,000 per year.
Located within Neptune Township, Ocean Grove is within the Neptune Township School District, encompassing the following schools:
- Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)
- Midtown Community School
- Green Grove School
- Gables School
- Shark River Hills School
- Summerfield School
Middle School (6-8)
- Neptune Middle School
High School (9-12)
- Neptune High School
Several private schools in the area are also available to Ocean Grove students. Among these are:
- Sisters Academy, Asbury Park (girls grades 5-8)
- Chrismont Montessori, Belmar (grades PK-3)
- St. Rose Grammar School, Belmar (grades PK-8)
- St. Rose High School, Belmar (grades 9-12)