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A Quick Guide on the History of Interlaken, NJ

The car accident attorneys in Interlaken, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys have offered to share some of the borough's history for you to get to know the area.


The borough of Interlaken sits in the eastern region of Monmouth County in the state of New Jersey. The 249.6-acre community is surrounded on three sides by water, such as the 158-acre Deal Lake. The closest neighbors are Wanamassa, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Deal, and Asbury Park. 


In 1667, Gavin Drummond purchased the area from the Lenape Native Americans. Later a Boston physician, Dr. Francis Weld, bought 364-acre and referred to it as Interlaken Farm, after a peninsula in Switzerland. The area resembled the peninsula as it sits between the two of Deal Lake.

In 1890, Weld founded the Interlaken Land Company and turned his farm into a residential community naming the avenues after English lakes and the cross streets after islands in the Irish Sea. Unfortunately, the development did not follow as planned. However, the Stormfelz-Lovely-Neville Company was contracted in 1905 to continue the project, and the neighborhood began to grow.

The borough was officially incorporated on March 11, 1922, and remains entirely residential as initially planned by Weld.


The community is a dry town, meaning that alcohol cannot be sold within its borders. However, just across the border off of Main Street is Deal Lake Bar + Co. This is an American-style bar and eatery that offers dishes such as:

  • Saffron Salmon
  • Parmesan Crusted Flat Iron
  • Brie-Stuffed Wagyu Burger
  • Nashville Hot Honey Sandwich

Other dining options just across the borders include:

  • Antonio's Gourmet Salumeria - located on Sunset Avenue
  • Sunset Landing Luncheonette - located on Sunset Avenue
  • Grateful Deli - located on Main Street
  • The Greek Spot - located on NJ-35


The borough does not have its own school district, but the children can attend West Long Branch Public School District schools. These include:

  • Betty McElmon Elementary School - PreK through 4th grade
  • Frank Antonides School - 5th through 8th grade
  • Shore Regional High School - 9th through 12th grade


In 2010 the borough had a population of 820 residents that formed the 361 households and 237 families. There was an 8.9% decrease from 2000 to 2010. Many of the residents fit into the following racial breakdown:

  • 98.41% white
  • 1.71% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.49% Asian
  • 0.73% two or more races
  • 0.37% other races

Some of the ancestries the residents identify include:

  • Irish
  • Italian
  • German
  • English
  • Polish

The borough had a median income of $116,000 in 2010.  As many as 68.80% of the town's adults have a college degree or advanced degree. Approximately 96.46% of the employed residents work in white-collar professions, which include:

  • 26.25% management occupations 
  • 17.99% sales jobs 
  • 8.55% teaching 

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: September 16, 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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