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All About West Grove, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in West Grove, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys, would like to share the following information about the neighborhood.

West Grove

The town of West Grove is located within Neptune Township and is part of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The area's elevation is 39 feet, and it is in the Eastern Time Zone. Corlies Avenue forms the southern border separating the neighborhood from Bradley Park. Bangs Avenue creates the northern border and is shared with Whitesville. 

History

The neighborhood is home to the Mount Prospect Cemetery that was founded in 1881 by Willisford Dey. Dey moved to the Ocean Grove area in 1871 from Hightstown. He was an integral part of the musical department for the town and even led the singing events that were held at the beach meetings. In addition to his twenty years as a chorister, he was active in many religious, political, and business relations. He was also one of the first real estate agents in the neighborhood and purchased the land that became the Mount Prospect Cemetery. He died from typhoid fever after moving to Colorado. 

The cemetery is well-known for its monuments, specifically the 75-foot monument that was erected in 1897 by Henry M. Bennett in honor of his wife. Bennett was the owner of the Bijou theater chain. 

Neighborhood

The area is home to mostly upper-middle-income households. The average home price is $255,950, making it more expensive than 73.8% of other neighborhoods in the state. On the other hand, rent is lower than 64.2% of other communities in the state and runs approximately $2,053 per month. The area's vacancy rate is lower at only 8.3%. 

Within the neighborhood are several schools for the townspeople to attend. The following is just some of these:

  • Gables Elementary School
  • Neptune Middle School
  • Neptune High School
  • Monmouth County Vocational School
  • LTC Career Training

The Neptune Public Library is located just on Neptune Boulevard. It was founded in 1972 and offers residents the following in addition to book rentals:

  • Hoopla - an online portal that gives access to ebooks, videos, and more
  • teen book clubs
  • job coaching, resume help, and computer classes
  • free Wifi
  • meeting rooms

Demographics

At least 4.2% of the residents speak French as their first language, and 79.0% speak English. Spanish can also be heard by the residents. As many as 19.2% of the townspeople were born outside of the United States. The ancestral makeup of the neighbors is the following:

  • 14.1% Jamaican
  • 9.6% Italian
  • 6.8% Haitian
  • 6.8% Puerto Rican
  • 4.6% South American

In addition to the neighboring communities, the area's median income per household was $58,630 in 2010. The resident's breakdown of occupations is the following:

  • 30.2% sales and service jobs
  • 29.2% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 25.5% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 15.1% clerical, assistant, and technical support roles

Follow along for more fun reading: The Historical Community of Whitesville, NJ

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: May 13, 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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