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An Abridged History of Cedarcroft, NJ

The workers' comp attorneys in Cedarcroft, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys would like to present some historical details about the waterfront neighborhood.


The unincorporated community sits within Brick Township in Ocean City, New Jersey. The community is bordered by water on the north and south,  namely the Metedeconk River and the Beaverdam Creek. The nearby communities include Arrowhead Village, Adamston, and Bayhead. Princeton Avenue travels through the center of the town. 


The oldest section of the community, located on the south end of Princeton Avenue, was developed in the 1930s. The town is full of streets giving homage to the Natives that once dwelled within the area, including:

  • Seminole Lane
  • Osage Drive
  • Seneca Court
  • Arrowhead Drive
  • Cayuga Lane
  • Cherokee  Lane 
  • Iroquois  Drive

The name was a derivative of Croft Land, a Scottish term meaning Land of Superior Quality, added to the ample red cedars that grow throughout the area. 

Some of the early landowners included Mr. and Mrs. John Vreeland, who bought land from the Pine Shores Corporation in 1941. Joseph and Katherine Jomo purchased their land on Cedarcroft Drive from Mr. and Mrs. John Vreeland in 1946. 

John G. W. Havens purchased land in 1853. Havens would serve from 1872 to 1875 as Ocean County's State Senator. 


Within the community is the Cedarcroft Club. The Club was established and designed by Joseph Jomo. It was incorporated in 1940 to promote a way to protect the best interest of the residents within the waterfront community. With the help of his wife, Katherine Jomo, they stuck with the cottage-style design for the homes. The fireplaces were constructed using local fieldstone in addition to the decorative wall next to the front door of each of the homes. These ornamental walls can still be seen throughout the neighborhood. 


The population of the ZIP Code 08724 was 41,858 and included 16,623 households. The racial makeup of the greater area was the following:

  • 87.2% white
  • 2.1% African American
  • 7.5% Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 0.2% other races
  • 1.0% two or more races

English is the primary spoken language in the neighborhood, followed by 30.5% that speak Italian. The following is the ancestral breakdown of the residents:

  • 31.1% Italian
  • 27.4% Irish
  • 19.4% German
  • 9.4% English
  • 9.3% Polish

The median income per household within the ZIP code was $77,300. The most common occupations held by the working townspeople included the following:

  • 18.0% administrative
  • 13.5% sales 
  • 10.1% management
  • 8.5% education
  • 5.7% business

Keep reading to learn more about the greater area: Getting to Know Algers Mills, NJ

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: July 29, 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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