Fair Haven’s first recorded history didn’t begin until the early 19th century, but its emergence as a town was due, in part, to the Navesink River. The river was always the heart of the town and provided its primary source of trade. It later became a hub of boating, yacht clubs, and modern-day riverside towns’ foundation.
One of the popular things Fair Haven is known for is its annual Fireman’s Fair that happens every Labor Day weekend. Each summer, the fair attracts thousands of people from across the state and beyond, mostly because of its big-name music acts, sometimes including Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. It even features a 50/50 raffle which racks up a hefty prize that usually amounts to tens of thousands of dollars.
Besides the fair, Fair Haven has plenty of activities for seniors and young families. Its Park and Recreation Department works hard to keep its many parks and playgrounds in pristine conditions. In addition to parks, there are plenty of walkways and bike trails throughout town. The Park District also offers seasonal classes and activities that are open to every age group.
For those with a commute, you’ll be happy to know that Fair Haven is just an hour’s drive from New York City and an hour and a half from Philadelphia. County Road 10 is the main route through town, and you can use it to connect to all the nearby major highways. For train commuters, the closest station is in Redbank.
The Fair Haven Public School District serves students in pre-K through 8th grade. Kids in 9th-12th grades attend Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School along with Rumson students. All schools are highly rated and offer academic and extracurricular activities for their students.
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