Introduction to Berkeley, New Jersey
Berkeley, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 2 miles NW of Toms River, New Jersey and 49 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Berkeley contains a population of approximately 39,991.
The township of Berkeley was incorporated on March 31, 1875. Before its incorporation, Berkeley was a part of the Dover Township. Originally, this town included parts of Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Seaside Heights, Ocean Gate and Beachwood. Though Island Beach was separated from the town on June 23, 1933, in 1965 it was reabsorbed into Berkeley.
Berkeley and nearby Attractions
- Berkeley Township Historical Museum
- Charles Waterhouse Museum
- Ocean County Historical Society Museum
- Berkeley Island County Park
- Toms River Seaport Society Museum
- Double Trouble State Park
Things To Do In Berkeley
While staying at Berkeley, you can visit its historical sites and museum. The town also includes scenic parks, sports complex and theaters. In addition, the town of Berkeley organizes a number of recreational programs and events all over the year.
Atlantic City International is nearby.
Berkeley Higher Education
Berkeley College is the local college.