Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey

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Spring Lake Heights (commonly known as "SLH" or "the Heights") is a Borough located in the southern coastal portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,227.

Spring Lake Heights was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1927, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1927.[7]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Spring Lake Heights as its 28th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[8]

A new local news blog, www.heightsonline.wordpress.com, features stories and transcripts of Borough Council meetings so that residents can keep up on the twice-a-month Council meetings even when they don't attend them.

Spring Lake Heights is adjacent to Route 35 and Route 71.



Spring Lake Heights is located at 40°09′08″N 74°02′31″W / 40.152267°N 74.041984°W / 40.152267; -74.041984 (40.152267, -74.041984).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.49%) is water.

Wreck Pond is a tidal pond located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Wall Township and the boroughs of Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Sea Girt. The pond is the center of the Wreck Pond Watershed, which covers about 12 square miles (31 km2) in eastern Monmouth County.

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