Introduction to Asbury Park, New Jersey
Asbury Park, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 12 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 36 miles S of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Asbury Park contains a population of approximately 16,930.
Asbury Park History
Asbury Park is a seaside community that was developed as a residential resort by James A. Bradley in the year 1871. It was originally incorporated as a borough in March of 1874, but it went through further reincorporations before finally being incorporated as a city on March 25, 1897. Asbury Park gets its name from the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Francis Asbury. The city suffered quite a bit during the Great Depression and World War II, and its changing fortunes even resulted in the outbreak of riots in the 1970s. However, the turn of the 21st century has brought about a political, cultural, and economic revival of Asbury.
Asbury Park and nearby Attractions
- Asbury Park Free Public Library
- Jersey Shore Arts Center
- Belmar Municipal Marina
- Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum
- Wesley Lake
- North Asbury Park
Things To Do In Asbury Park
The Asbury Park Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum are the perfect places for visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city. The Jersey Shore Arts Center is a classic place to view artists at work. It also offers opportunities for participation in art, theater, dance and music. Belmar Beach is a popular tourist destination. One can also fish at the Belmar Marina. The city also has a number of beautiful, pristine lakes like the Deal Lake, the Wesley Lake and the Sunset Lake. Jenkinson's Aquarium and the North Asbury Park are ideal places to take children to.
Asbury Park Transportation
Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.
Asbury Park Higher Education
Monmouth University is the local university. Apart from this, higher education can be pursued at Brookdale Community College, Beth Medrash Govoha, and Ocean County College.