Shrewsbury is a charming town in the northeast section of Monmouth County. With just over 2 square miles and around 3,800 people, this tight-knit community has plenty to offer. The town was settled in the 1660s as one of the Two Towns of the Navesink. Several 18th to 20th-century historic homes and churches are located in town, including the Christ Church and the Allen House. You can find all the historical properties in Shrewsbury on the National Register of Historic Places.
Shrewsbury is dedicated to becoming a green community and is constantly working towards doing so. Its Environmental Commission was established in 1970 to protect its natural resources and preserve scenic, historical, educational, ecological, and environmental values. One of the commission’s primary goals is to emphasize the three R’s: Reduce, Restore and Recycle. You’ll see evidence to support these things throughout the community. The schools participate in the noble effort as well.
Families with children will be happy to know that the Shrewsbury Borough School District is highly rated and serves students from pre-K to 8th grade at the Shrewsbury Borough School. There are about 480 students and 50 classroom teachers. For 9th through 12th-grade students, Red Bank Regional High School serves kids from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank, and Shrewsbury. Through an admission application process, other Monmouth County students also attend the high school for its performing arts program.
It’s just about an hour’s drive from Shrewsbury to New York City, but there are several public transportation options as well. There is train service on the New Jersey Coast Line at Little Silver Station and a local bus service. But everything you need is located right in town and in the neighboring communities.
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