Exploring NJ Downtowns: Asbury Park

When I attended Monmouth University, Asbury Park was routinely labeled “up and coming” by news outlets and real estate agents alike, known predominantly for its music venues (Asbury Lanes, The Saint, and The Stone Pony) than anything else.

Nowadays, while those music venues still remain, it’s what has built up around them that’s officially put Asbury Park back on the map.

If you’re feelin that itch to get down to the shore, but want to mix in some walking around time, then Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park is a great place to go.

A nice mix of antique shops, thrift stores, and bakeries make up a good chunk of what you can expect in the revitalized downtown, but when you throw in a healthy number of restaurants, brunch options, and entertainment, it becomes more than just your typical Jersey downtown.

Plus, as someone who frequents NJ downtowns on the regular, I can’t tell you how many have a cat cafe, old school movie theater, and brewery rolled up into one.

While the winter months may put a damper on the bustling nature of the Asbury downtown, summers are unlike any other thanks to the nearby boardwalk, beach, and nightlife options available long into the summer nights

The median sales price for a home in Asbury Park checks in at just around $350,000, according to the National Association of Realtors.

If you’re interested in learning more about Asbury Park, or want to check out homes in the area, shoot me a message and let’s connect.

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