Highlands is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey located in the Bayshore Region on the Shrewsbury River and Sandy Hook Bay.
With a population of just over 5,000, this quintessential town offers scenic and pleasant views overlooking the Shrewsbury River and Sandy Hook Bay. The eastern part of the town is built on a high bluff that overlooks Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean. Atop this bluff are the Navesink Twin Lights. Its close proximity to New York makes this an ideal location for commuters.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith who is from Highlands, used the picturesque neighborhoods of the Highlands as the setting in movie ‘Jersey Girl’.
SeaStreak ferry service is a convenient and fun way to travel to New York from Highlands. Whether it is for commuting or simply just to see a baseball game, SeaStreak ferries operate 7 days a week.
Additional travel service is offered by Academy Bus with service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and to Wall Street.
The 5,000 community members account for about 2400 households. Married couples account for 35% of the community and 18% of the households have children under the age of 18.
The median age is 39 and the median family income is approximately $50,985.
Highlands has plenty of sprawling parks which make for great activities like hiking, bike riding, and picnicking. The largest park is Lenape Woods and the town is home to smaller parks like Henry Hudson Trail and Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook Throughout the year, a recreation committee hosts many events such as a summer concert series in the harbor and youth programs like basketball, baseball and soccer.
The Atlantic Highlands School district serves students entering Kindergarten through Sixth grade. For grades 7-12, public school students attend Henry Hudson Regional High School, a regional public school district that serves students from both Atlantic Highlands and Highlands.
Private education is available in nearby Tinton Falls at Ranney School for students in grades K-12.
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