Red Bank is a Monmouth County borough located on the Navesink River, bordered by Fair Haven, Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Middletown Township.
The borough’s name refers to the red soil in the area around the river, and was first used in 1736 when town pioneer Thomas Morford sold Joseph French “a lot of over three acres on the west side of the highway that goes to the red bank.”
Throughout its history, Red Bank had been a thriving shipping, commercial, and retail district, but the borough suffered a setback in the wake of the 1980s recession.
By 2010, however, Red Bank had made a tremendous comeback, largely brought about by a successful special improvement district program that revitalized the borough’s town center. The SID was and continues to be managed by the Red Bank River Center, an organization composed of property and business owners in the area.
Living in Red Bank
Red Bank’s bustling business district is the community center, and is home to various financial and investment firms, shops, boutiques, restaurants, galleries, theaters, and more.
The Navesink River is the hub for outdoor activities and community events, and is one of the borough’s main attractions.
The activities happening all around Red Bank provide excellent business and employment opportunities for residents. Additionally, many Red Bank locals commute to nearby New York City for work through the New Jersey Transit trains. The proximity of major highways also allows easy access to the city and other destinations.
There’s something for everyone in Red Bank, from waterfront estates to charming starter homes, and everything in between.
Many of the borough’s stately homes are found in upscale subdivisions like Navesink Pointe. Sitting on large lots with stunning views and private access to the river, these homes are characterized by plush features like grand driveways, beautiful landscaping, swimming pools, large patios or balconies, top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances, and more. Some homes come with guest houses and have as many as 8 bedrooms.
Single-family homes without water views are considerably more affordable. They come in various architectural styles, including ranch, Colonial, Victorian, Cape Cod, and contemporary, and boast spacious living spaces and mature landscaping. With their cozy charm and proximity to schools and town amenities, they make the perfect home for starting families or empty nesters.
Condos and townhomes are also popular in Red Bank, and are available in a wide range of sizes and prices. Choices range from luxury waterfront or golf condos with the finest features and amenities, to cozy studios conveniently located near the downtown area. There are also a number of age-restricted condo or townhome communities that offer topnotch amenities for residents’ comfort, safety, and convenience.
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