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 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.

Asbury Park Almanac

County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7712
Phone Area Codes732,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.22
Approximate Longitude-74.01

Asbury Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Asbury Park Public Libraries

Asbury Park Free Public Library
Asbury Park, New Jersey
(732) 774-4221

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Asbury Park Public Schools

Asbury Park High School
1001 Sunset Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 776-2638
Total Enrollment 356
Asbury Park Middle School
1200 Bangs Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 776-2559
Total Enrollment 404
Barrack Obama Elementary School
1300 Bangs Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 776-2545
Total Enrollment 365
Bradley Elementary School
1100 Third Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 776-3100
Total Enrollment 371
Hope Academy Charter School
601 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 988-4227
Total Enrollment 203
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
600 Monroe Avenue
ZIP: 7712
(732) 776-2660
Total Enrollment 482

Asbury Park Private Schools

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
1212 1st Ave
ZIP: 7712
Total Enrollment 164
West Side Christian Academy
1209-11 Bangs Ave
ZIP: 7712
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
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Historic Asbury Park


Coleman House c1901.

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Coleman House c1901.

Coleman House between 1900 and 1910

On the beach 1905 (est.)

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