The Monmouth County borough of Little Silver is well-known for its beauty, affluence, and rich history that goes back to the first European settlements in the 1600s. The Parker Homestead, the oldest home in this residential borough, remains standing to this day and is one of the many interesting features that make Little Silver special.
The Parker Homestead was constructed in the 1660s by Peter Parker, one of the earliest settlers in the area, and the borough was named after the Rhode Island home where Mr. Parker was raised.
Living in Little Silver
Little Silver’s location along the Shrewsbury River on the Rumson peninsula has made it a popular destination for water sports and nature adventures. Boating and fishing are major activities in the area.
The median household income in Little Silver is nearly twice that of Monmouth County and thrice the national median. The borough’s affluence is readily apparent from its immaculate tree-canopied streets lined with stately homes.
Little Silver is a family-friendly community, with excellent schools, a strong community spirit, and friendly, welcoming residents. Almost half of the population is families with children.
Most residents commute to NYC or other parts of New Jersey for work, typically by car or by New Jersey Transit trains. Built in 1890 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the Little Silver Train Station is one of the community’s historic attractions and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The housing stock in Little Silver includes grand estates and expansive single-family homes sitting on oversized lots, as well as a number of luxury condos and townhomes.
The priciest properties are waterfront homes along the Seven Bridges and Little Silver Point roads, with private access to the river and private boat docks. Quite a few of these are stately historic estates built in the early 1900s in the Tudor and Colonial Revival styles.
Single-family homes come in a wide variety of sizes, prices, and architectural styles, including Cape Cod, ranch and Colonial. Many of the older and smaller Cape Cod-style homes were razed in the early 2000s to give way to bigger Colonial homes.
Condos and townhomes in Little Silver are low to mid-rise luxury developments with beautiful traditional architecture. They feature spacious living areas, open floor plans, the latest fixtures and appliances, and the finest finishes.
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