Rumson is a beautiful enclave in Monmouth County, and a little over 7,000 people call it home. With its proximity to several nearby cities and plenty of things to do, it’s truly a wonderful place to live.
This pretty peninsula, nestled between Middletown, Shrewsbury and Monmouth Beach, has direct access to New York via the New Jersey Transit’s train service. There’s also a ferry in Atlantic Highlands, which takes 40 minutes to reach Wall Street and one hour to reach Midtown Manhattan. The local bus service is also available on the 835 route.
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Rumson’s neighborhoods contain new construction and established homes. Pretty tree-lined streets are the norm in this community, and there’s plenty of green space. You’ll find a wide variety of home styles in the area, including spacious estates with sprawling yards.
The average home price in Rumson is about $1.4 million. Buyers can expect to spend a little over $410 per square foot in this beautiful enclave.
The Rumson School District manages children up to Grade 8; kids who live here attend Deane-Porter Elementary School and Forrestdale Middle School.
Kids in grades 9 through 12 attend the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
- Harold Antrim Elementary School, Grades K through 8
- Point Pleasant Beach High School, Grades 9 through 12
Dining and Shopping in Rumson
There are many restaurants in Rumson; local favorites include the David Burke Fromagerie, Undici and Barnacle Bill’s Restaurant. There’s truly something for every palate here, from the Salt Creek Grille’s simple burgers to Val’s Tavern, with a spectacular calamari salad and so much more. Many residents also travel to Highlands, Monmouth Beach, Fair Haven and other nearby areas for an even broader selection.
Plenty of boutiques, bakeries and other shops line the streets of Rumson. If you’re looking for a bigger shopping adventure, you can visit The Grove at Shrewsbury and several other inland plazas.
Entertainment in Rumson
Rumson is home to art galleries, gift shops and marketplaces where you can spend the day, but there are many other things to do in the area. History buffs love visiting St. George’s-by-the-river, and residents can join the spectacular Rumson Country Club to enjoy the sense of community (and the great golf). The nearest movie theater, in Atlantic Highlands, as well as the Carton Brewing Company, the First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre, and several fishing charters are also favorite hotspots for locals.
Rumson Parks and Recreation
The town of Rumson manages several picturesque parks, including:
- Meadowridge Park
- Piping Rock Park
- Riverside Park
- Rogers Park
- Victory Park
- West Park
The community runs several sports programs for locals, including baseball and softball, girls’ lacrosse, and crew. There’s also a public boat ramp that residents can use to launch and pull out boats each season.
Rumson Commute Times
Rumson is close to several major cities, including:
- Monmouth Beach: 4.4 miles
- Highlands: 4.8 miles
- Shrewsbury: 5.7 miles
- Middletown: 6.6 miles
- Ocean Township: 11.9 miles
- Howell: 21.5 miles
- Wall: 21.7 miles
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful estate home or you need something a bit cozier, Blue Diamond Realty can help. We live and work in this beautiful area, and we know the neighborhoods inside and out.
Call us at 732-505-8585 so we can begin your custom home search today.
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