Allentown, NJ

Allentown, NJ is a Monmouth County borough. The historical, small town has strived to preserve its history while offering exceptional community living. The village features gorgeous, stately homes, a quaint downtown area and picturesque scenery. It’s ideal for those who want quiet, countryside living in a central location with all of the modern amenities nearby.

 

The Borough:

 

The borough of Allentown, NJ, slightly more than .6 square miles, is a nice mix of residential and commercial. It serves as a small hub to the surrounding farmlands and countryside. Main Street runs through the village and is dotted with homes, buildings and religious structures, many of which were built before 1860. Antique shops, boutiques and restaurants provide shopping and dining opportunities.

 

The Allentown Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. The stunning architecture of the homes and buildings in the borough are in the Victorian, Federal, Georgian, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Greek and Roman Classic Revival and Vernacular Traditional styles, among others. In 2002, the borough was given the Village Center designation.

 

History:

 

Nathan Allen settled the area in 1706. Formerly known as Allen’s Town, the village was built around the three mills Allen created on York Road, now Main Street. The area crossed Doctor’s Creek. What is known as Main Street today was a major travel route across the state of New Jersey. Blacksmiths, carriage makers, tailors and more set up shop in town to accommodate the needs of the farmers and travelers. The borough was also home to taverns, inns and a post office.

 

A variety of historical figures called the borough home. The area produced six congressman, Governor William Newell, who is credited with founding the U.S. Coast Guard and John Montgomery, a Civil War U.S. Navy officer. Several inventors also lived in Allentown.

 

Geography and Transportation:

 

Allentown, a 0.631 square mile borough, is located in Monmouth County, NJ and borders Robbinsville Township and Upper Freehold Township. It’s situated along Doctor’s Creek and around Mill Pond.

 

Both Manhattan and Philadelphia are an hour’s drive away. I-195 and the New Jersey Turnpike are located outside of town, while Country Routes 524, 526 and 539 run through it. There is easy access to Trenton and Princeton.

 

Schools:

 

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade attend Newell Elementary School, Stone Bridge Middle School and Allentown High School. The schools are within the Upper Freehold Regional School District.

 

Demographics:

 

As of the 2010 United States Census, Allentown, New Jersey breaks down as follows:

 

  • The population is 1,882 people.
  • There are 704 households and approximately 499 families.
  • 33.7% households have children under 18-years-old, 54.8% are married couples, 29.1% are non-families, 22.7% are made up of individuals and 7.8% are people 65-years-old or older living alone. The median age is 42.4 years.
  • The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.11.
  • The median household income is $93,250 and the median family income is $101,875.

 

The small, tight-knit, Central Jersey community is perfect for people of all ages. The Monmouth County borough is surrounded by farms with a downtown area comprised of beautiful historic homes, shops and restaurants giving it charm and character. Smires & Associates will help you find the best of Allentown, NJ real estate. Contact us today to get started on buying or selling your Allentown home.