Neptune gets its name from Roman God of the Sea. The Township was formed in 1879. Neptune Township has a land area of 8 square miles and is situated in the central easternmost part of Monmouth County. Neptune is a community with several diverse neighborhoods including Ocean Grove, Shark River Hills, Mid-Town, Bradley Park, the Gables, Seaview Island and West Neptune all of which are served by Century 21 Coastal Realtors.
Neptune Township stretches from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Garden State Parkway (exit 100). The southern border is the Shark River estuary, and the northern border is with Asbury Park and Ocean Township. Neptune Township is a diverse community, both in terms of population and landscape, extending from the seaside community of Ocean Grove, a national historic site, to Mid-town which is undergoing a municipal-led revitalization, to the riverside residential community of Shark River Hills, to the open spaces of Shark River Park and the commercial corridor on Route 66 in the west.
The Township has been known as the Crossroads of the Jersey Shore due to the major corridors which cross through and border the Township/ Neptune Township is accessible from Garden State Parkway exits 100 and 102, with State Highways 18, 33, 35, 66 and 71 within its’ borders. Neptune Township is also accessible by New Jersey Transit trains (Bradley Beach/Neptune Station), and major bus routes and local taxi service. Neptune Township is home to Jersey Shore Medical Center, the Regional Trauma Center for Central Jersey.
To learn more about Neptune visit the Neptune Chamber of Commerce. To discover all that’s happening on the Jersey Shore, visit the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors website and for up to the minute happenings check out the Visit the Jersey Shore blog.