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Rumson Real Estate

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. 

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, and yours could too. 

71% of the households in Rumson 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. Students in grades 9-12 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.

Rumson is close to the town of Red Bank which is home to a trendy and unique downtown shopping area and nightlife attraction.  Eclectic restaurants and shopping boutiques line the streets of Red Bank offering families days and nights of entertainment, fine dining and shopping. 

Red Bank also features performing arts at the Two River Theater and the Count Basie Theater which regularly features popular musical and performance headliners. 

The beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore are minutes away, just over the Sea Bright Bridge. 

If you have questions about property in Rumson, or if you would like Gloria Benaroch to find your perfect home, please call 732-245-4031 to discuss your preferences. 

 

Prices for RUMSON

10 Year Statistics in Rumson for houses For Sale, Sold, Under Contract, and Expired

Graph below showing Number of house sold in Rumson from 1998 to 2007

Graph below showing Average SOLD price for houses in Rumson from 1998 to 2007

Rumson Houses For Sale in March 2008

Rumson Houses For Sale in February 2008

Rumson Houses For Sale in Jan 2008

 

 

Legend has it that early settlers bought the piece of land known as Rumson from the Natives for some rum. But as far back as 1663, long before the area was officially named Rumson, Natives called it “Navarumsunk”. Over the years it has been shortened to “Rumson”.
Rumson was purchased by English settlers in pieces. The first purchase is dated January 25, 1665, and it included parts of Middletown. The rest of the area was purchased April 7, 1665 and June 5, 1665.

There are many old, historic homes in Rumson, but the oldest was the 700-acre Treadwell House, named after a family that summered here for almost 100 years. It was the second oldest building in Monmouth County, and dates back to 1670. Unfortunately it was recently destroyed by fire.

Residents of Rumson in the 19th Century enjoyed many activities, such as swimming in the river, the Atlantic Ocean, or taking a wagon ride. In winter, they used the river for ice-boating.

Rumson has always been a very affluent area. In fact, it is still one of the wealthiest towns in New Jersey. The homes are spectacularly large, many with private yachts anchored in the Navesink River, which serves as their backyard. Locals enjoy the beautiful beaches just over the Oceanic Bridge, as well as a quick commuter ferry to downtown Manhattan. Many fine eating establishments such as the Salt Creek Grille and Fromagerie make Rumson an ideal place to visit, any time of the year.                                    

Prices can be amazingly affordable with an "in town property. Or a waterfront estate located on either the Navesink or Shrewsbury river. Rumson is located within walking distance to the beaches and boat marinas in the area.

 

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