Lined with majestic trees and beautiful Victorian homes, Loch Arbour is the only village, and smallest town, in Monmouth County. Spanning only two blocks wide and five blocks long, Thomas White purchased the land in 1820 from Jacob Corlies. Loch Arbour was incorporated in 1957 and was previously part of Ocean Township. Bordered by Deal Lake and Allenhurst, Loch Arbour’s name comes from “Loch” meaning “Lake” and “Arbour” meaning “Trees”. Within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants, Loch Arbour empitomizes a quaint seaside village.
Spotlight on: Loch Arbour
Allenhurst, Interlaken, Deal, and Loch Arbor are four very small towns just north of Asbury Park. Driving down the wide, tree-lined streets you find the pace is a little slower than other towns on the Jersey Shore. You won’t find condos or a raucous night life. What you will find are great people with a strong sense of community. And the area’s wealth, carefully policed streets and historical roots give residents a chance to take life a little easier. Bonuses of these gorgeous towns include uncrowded beaches, wide streets for bike-riding, active garden clubs, and the beautiful Deal Lake for fishing and canoeing. Take a stroll down Main Street and you’ll find a gourmet bakery, restaurants, a spa, and antique shops. The train rolls right into the open train station and everyone is in walking distance to home or their vacation rental. The towns really come alive during the summer months, when the Deal Casino and Conover Pavilion become the centers of activity.
Top Six Reasons to Love Loch Arbor:
- Quiet residential towns
- Family oriented
- Quaint downtown area
- Near train station
- Close to Asbury Park events