Neptune Township, New Jersey

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Neptune Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 27,690.

Neptune Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1879, from portions of Ocean Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Neptune City (October 4, 1881), Bradley Beach (March 13, 1893) and Ocean Grove (April 5, 1920, until it was found unconstitutional and restored to Neptune Township as of June 16, 1921).[6]

Ocean Grove (2000 Census population of 4,316) and Shark River Hills (3,878) are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Neptune Township. Other communities within Neptune Township are Mid-Town, Bradley Park, the Gables, Summerfield, Green Grove, Seaview Island and West Neptune.[7]

Neptune Township stretches from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Garden State Parkway (exit 100). The southern border is the beautiful Shark River estuary and the northern border is with the City of Asbury Park and Ocean Township. Neptune Township is a diverse community, both in terms of population and landscape. From the charmingly quaint 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.

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