First settled in 1664 the town comprised only 1.2 square miles. In 1670, a carpenter named Thomas Whyte purchased a large amount of this land and named this area “Deal” after his homeland of Deale, Kent County, England. With almost no commercial property, Deal is renowned for its beautiful mansions and splendid beaches.
Spotlight on: Deal!
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.
Top Six Reasons to Love Allenhurst, Interlaken, Deal, and Loch Arbor:
- Quiet residential towns
- Family oriented
- Quaint downtown area
- Near train station
- Close to Asbury Park events