Long Branch, NJ sits along the Atlantic Ocean with miles of sandy beaches for visitors and residents to enjoy. If you enjoy breathing in the crisp ocean air and taking regular walks on the boardwalk, you’ll love calling Long Branch home!
Long Branch was once known as the ”Hollywood” of the east, where some of the greatest theatrical and other performers of the day gathered and performed. With the ascendancy of Hollywood in California as a film capital, Long Branch lost much of its activity as a theater spot. In addition, the opening of the Garden State Parkway allowed shore visitors to access points further south. This added to Long Branch’s decline. Long Branch is experiencing a rebirth… redevelopment projects in the town have brought major attractions to the area like the shopping/dining and entertainment mall, Pier Village, an ocean-front boardwalk attraction. The village spans the Atlantic Ocean and visitors can walk the boardwalk while enjoying shopping and dining at many well known stores and restaurants. Overlooking the boardwalk are ocean front luxury apartments and during the summer, Pier Village is filled with live entertainment and an abundance of outdoor fun!
The city of Long Branch is home to approximately 31,340 people, occupying 12,594 households. 37% are married couples living together and 27% have children living under the age of 18 in the home. The median income for a family was $42,825. The median age in Long Branch is 35.
There are several distinct neighborhoods and areas in the City of Long Branch and the city continues to redevelop and grow. Transition projects are underway to transform the lower Broadway area (a portion of the city’s Downtown) into an eclectic Arts District. One of the first successes of the new art district is the Shore Institute for Contemporary Art on Broadway and Third Avenue.
All Long Branch Public Schools are free, including the Long Branch Preschools which are full-day and accommodate children ages 3-5 years old. Long Branch public schools serve children in pre-school through 12th grade.
If you have questions about homes in Long Branch, please call 732-513-0039 to discuss your preferences.