The Irish Riviera
With a population of 3500+ people, Spring Lake NJ is known to the world as the Irish Riviera, having the highest percentage of Irish American population of any municipality in the United States.Home to the Historic Essex Sussex House and New Jersey’s longest stretch of non-commercial boardwalk. Spring Lake offers a luxurious beach area and vintage-style homes sitting on wide tree-lined streets, creating an atmosphere of gracious and reserved living in Monmouth County. The vintage style downtown area consists of more than 50 retail shops that offer a variety of gourmet markets, specialty shops, cafes, art galleries and more. The downtown area is where residents gather daily to shop and utilize the business district’s wide array of professional and community services.
Spring Lake offers two K-8 schools one public H.W. Mountz Elementary and one private St Catherine’s Elementary School, High school students are provided with transportation to neighboring Manasquan High School for grades 9-12. St Rose High School in Belmar is another High School choice for residents in the Township. Spring Lake is a thriving community on the Jersey Shore offering a rich historic feel. There are more than 12 bed and breakfast experiences to appreciate, The Spring Lake Community Theater offers year-round stage performances by the Spring Lake Community Players, There is a Tennis and Beach club, public library, police station, fire house and first aid. There are 4 houses of worship in Spring Lake one being St. Catherines Church which was built by Martin Maloney in the year 1900 after the passing of his 17-year-old daughter. This exquisite landmark was restored in 1995 and is still the resting place for the Maloney family who are entombed in the family crypt beneath the Sacred Heart Chapel.
St Margaret Parish also serves the community throughout the year. The Historic Society museum is located at the corner of Warren and 5th Ave on the top floor of Borough Hall. The museum has an intimate, jewel-like quality. Its highly ornamented interior, rich with architectural detail, now plays host to the collections which form the heart of Spring Lakes’ historical treasures. There is so much to say about Spring Lake New Jersey, you could immerse yourself for years in its History and beauty. Spring Lake is a wonderful choice when considering an area to raise a family. Create your own history now and for generations to come.