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Getting to Know Allenhurst, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Allenhurst, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys have gathered some interesting details on the neighborhood for your reading enjoyment.


The small borough of Allenhurst covers 179.2 acres and is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Deal Lake forms the western border as the Atlantic Ocean creates the eastern edge. The neighboring towns are Deal, Loch Arbour, Interlaken, and West Allenhurst. The main roadways within the borough are Altlantic Avenue, Norwood Avenue North, and North Ocean Avenue. 


The borough transitioned over time from a rural area to a suburb and resort town. In 1895, the Coast Land Improvement Company bought the 120-acre Allen farm to build an exclusive resort community in order to attract upper-class seasonal residents. The town was named after Abner Allen, the longtime farm and landowner. Due to the location of the rail line, the community saw a significant growth period.

On April 26, 1897, The borough was officially incorporated as a borough April 26, 1897, taking portions of land from Ocean Township. The community sits in the center of other wealthy neighborhoods, Long Branch and Asbury Park.

Many of the homes were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Preservation committees have maintained the historical structures with strict guidelines for the renovation methods. Many of the historic homes were constructed with the architectural styles of the following:

  • Victorian
  • Queen Anne
  • Italian Renaissance Revival
  • Tudor Revival
  • Prairie
  • Mission Revival
  • Gothic Revival


The coastal neighborhood offers many dining options for seasonal and year-long residents. Some of the waterfront options include:

  • The Butchers Steakhouse
  • Serpico's Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Mister C's Beach Bistro
  • Jus by Julie

Some retail options include the boutique shops such as:

  • Shore Antique Center
  • Dani Risi
  • I Found A Secret
  • Le Tank


The borough had  496 residents that made up 217 households and 115 families in 2010. From 2000 to 2010, the community saw a decrease of 30.9%. The races within the neighborhood were broken down into the following:

  • 94.76% white
  • 4.44% Hispanic or Latino
  • 1.01% African American
  • 0.00% Native American
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 1.01% Asian
  • 1.81% two or more races
  • 1.41% other races

The community is decidedly a white-collar borough and the annual average household income was $79,250 in 2010. Some of the frequently represented occupations within the population include:

  • 13.8% Sales and Related
  • 11.9% Management
  • 11.2% Business
  • 10.8% Administrative
  • 10.4% Education
  • 5.2% Construction
  • 5.2% Transportation

Continue reading: A Quick Guide on the History of Interlaken, NJ

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: September 8, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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