Destined to be a resort town, Asbury Park was developed in 1871 by James A. Bradley, just for that purpose. Using the beach as his canvas, he added the boardwalk, then the pavilion for musical acts, beachfront public change rooms, and finally the pier.
Soon outside investors began to take notice and the seed was planted for Palace Amusements when Ernest Schnitzler installed the Palace Merry-Go Round. Several hotels were also built, and Asbury Park was known to attract over 600,000 people a year during the summer season.
In the years following World War II, Asbury Park underwent a transformation as several large farms were sold and subdivisions started popping up, encouraging more permanent residents.
Today, Asbury Park is still a popular choice for homebuyers. With a location close to both New York City and Philadelphia, many residents can easily commute, but are happy to return home each night to their coastal paradise.
Asbury Park real estate includes a lovely selection of revitalized Victorian treasures on quiet streets, along with contemporary homes and some condominiums. Most residences are situated just a short walk to the boardwalk, where a wide range of dining and entertainment venues await. In addition, the town offers a a non-stop event calendar that includes, street fairs, festivals, concerts and beach bonfires, to name a few.
Asbury Park is a treasured ocean destination that combines friendly neighborhoods, world-class music and great cuisine, all set among a lively beachfront atmosphere.