From Waretown to Brookville, Ocean Township, known as “The Community of Gracious Living”, is a diverse mix of natural beauty, history, recreational opportunities and large variety of retail venues including the Seaview Square mall. With approximately 7,400 residents and covering 21 square miles Ocean Township is one of the largest municipalities in Monmouth County.
Presently bordered by Eatontown and West Long Branch on the north; Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst and Interlaken on the east, Neptune and Asbury Park on the south; and Tinton Falls on the west, Ocean Township’s many neighborhoods include Oakhurst, Wayside, Wanamassa, West Allenhurst, Deal Park, Colonial Terrace, Shadow Lawn Manor, and West Deal.
Ocean Township is a community that prides itself on social diversity in its many neighborhoods while remaining a close-knit overall community. Much of Ocean Township’s appeal is built upon an involved citizenry – dozens of volunteers serve on a variety of boards, commissions and committees utilizing their skills, experience, resources and time to enhance the positive qualities of the Township.
The outstanding public school system coupled with a wide array of municipal amenities including an expansive park system, a public library, a community pool and tennis facility and a comprehensive offering of recreational programming have buoyed property values. Other community benefits include close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the presence of two country clubs and one nine-hole public golf course. In addition, Ocean presently offers two well-established senior housing communities, Poplar Village and Whalepond Village, with additional age-restricted housing under construction. Quality shopping and dining opportunities are plentiful both in Ocean Township and within neighboring towns.