Legend has it that the Rumson borough’s name is derived from early settlers who bought the piece of land now known as Rumson from the Native Americans for some rum. But as far back as 1663, long before the area was officially named Rumson, Native Americans called it “Navarumsunk”.
Known for its many sprawling turn-of-the-century estates located along the shores of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and along historic Rumson Road, which serves as one of Rumson’s main thoroughfares, it is no wonder that the beautiful town of Rumson is one of the wealthiest towns in New Jersey. With sprawling green yards, plenty of trees rich with foliage, spectacularly large homes, and the peaceful sounds of nature around, it’s easy to see why locals enjoy all that Rumson has to offer.
Some of Rumson’s most beautiful property sits along the Navesink River. Imagine overlooking gracious views of nature and the tranquil silhouette of a river, for Rumson residents, this is their reality.
Originally a summer colony for wealthy New Yorkers, Rumson is today, an upscale suburb of New York. Many of Rumson’s residents work in the financial services industry and commute to Wall Street on the high-speed ferry that leaves from nearby Atlantic Highlands. The ferry ride is 35 minutes to the foot of Wall Street or slightly less than an hour to Midtown Manhattan. Transportation to New York is also available via New Jersey Transit train service from Middletown or Red Bank.
The borough of Rumson is home to just over 7,100 people living in 2,452 households. There are nearly 2,000 families enjoying life in Rumson. 71% of those households are married couples, with 43% having children under the age of 18 in the home. The median age is 39 and the median income for a family is $140,668.
The Rumson School district serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district are Deane-Porter Elementary School and Forrestdale Middle School. High school students attend Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, together with students from Fair Haven. Private Schools in Rumson are Holy Cross School and Rumson Country Day School.
If you have questions about homes in Rumson, please call 732-513-0039 to discuss your preferences.