A Historic Look at Avon, NJ

The car accident lawyers in Avon, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group would like to present some historical details about the waterfront neighborhood.


The borough of Avon is located in the southeastern section of Monmouth County in the state of New Jersey. The coastal town takes up 345.6 acres, of which 76.8 acres is water. Sylvan Lake helps to form the northern border as Shark River flows along the southern edge. The eastern edge sits on the Atlantic Coast, and Memorial Drive travels along the western border. To the north of the borough is Bradley Beach and to the south is Belmar.


In 1855 the area was referred to as New Branch. This following some other former names like Swanton Tract and the Lewis Greene Property. Just as Long Branch, Asbury Park, and Ocean Grove were becoming popular summer resort towns around 1878, one such summer visitor, Edward Batchelor, traveled into the area. Batchelor became very impressed with the area and purchased 300 acres from T. W. Finn for a mere $45,000.00.

With the help of Robert C. Love, surveyor, and F.G. Harrison, an engineer, he began developing the area in 1897. Initially, Batchelor wanted to make the area the home of his tobacco firm but converted the land for real estate development instead. In 1883, the Avon Inn was built. It was incorporated into a borough in 1900.


Along Main Street are many dining options, such as:

  • Bing's Beach House Deli
  • The Macaroon Shop
  • Maeberrie Market
  • Courtney's Ice Cream Shoppe

Closer to the beachside of the community, the Avon Boardwalk allows visitors and residents to enjoy the waterfront. Visitors can come and stay the weekend in the following resorts:

  • Avon Manor Bed & Breakfast
  • Avon Manor House at 322
  • Americas Best Value Inn Neptune


In 2010 the borough had 1,901 people, 901 households, and 477 families. This was a decrease of 15.3% from the count in 2000. The ethnic makeup of the residents was the following:

  • 96.95% white
  • 0.32% African American
  • 3.73% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.00% Native American
  • 0.63% Asian
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 1.26% other races
  • 0.84% two or more races

The income per household within the borough averaged $83,333 in 2010 versus $60,192 in 2000. Men had a median income of $56,635 per year, while women averaged $58,300 per year. Some of the most common occupations held by the employed residents included:

  • 22.3% management
  • 17.2% sales
  • 9.4% education
  • 8.1% administration
  • 7.6% business
  • 4.7% healthcare

Continue reading to get to know more of the neighboring communities: An Abridged History of Cedarcroft, NJ

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