In 1736 Red Bank was named when it was sold to Joseph French. It is said that in the deed the property was defined as “that which goes to the red bank”. Originally part of Shrewsbury, Red Bank became a commercial center in the mid 1800’s and a port for commuters to New York City.
Today, this vibrant and hip city is also a walkable town full of fine art galleries, gourmet and casual dining spots, clubs, a live theater and performing arts center, and numerous boutiques and shops. If you’re feeling relaxed, enjoy some leisurely antiquing or stroll through one of the many art galleries. Feeling more adventurous… head on down to one of the riverside parks and rent a rowboat to enjoy Red Bank from out in the Navesink River. In the winter when the river freezes, this is a popular spot for ice skating and the exhilarating ice boating!
Red Bank has something to offer to everybody, from young singles to families. Its Fourth of July fireworks display is the largest in the state, and draws people from all over Monmouth and Ocean Counties to watch from the banks of the river. The historic Molly Pitcher Inn is famous for its Sunday brunch, offering beautiful views and award-winning cuisine from autumn until the early summer seasons. Riverside Gardens Park offers free jazz, music, and other entertainment for the whole family every night in the summer. With its ideal riverfront location and multitude of activities for people of all ages, living in Red Bank is an experience that can’t be beat!