All About Belmar, NJ

The following details about the borough have been presented by the car accident attorneys in Belmar, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group.


The borough of Belmar is situated on the southeastern edge of Monmouth County in the state of New Jersey. The community takes up 1,036.8 acres that contain 364.8 acres of water, such as Silver Lake. The Shark River helps form the north, west, and eastern borders of the borough. Some of the nearby communities include West Belmar, Avon-By-The-Sea, Shark River Hills, and Lake Como. 


The community was known as Ocean Beach from 1885 until 1889. Then it became the City of Elcho, which lasted less than a month before becoming the City of Belmar in May of 1889. However, in November of 1890, it officially changed to the Borough of Belmar. The name is Italian for beautiful sea. 

In 1909, a group of 49 members organized the Belmar Fishing Club. The Ocean Pier Company constructed a clubroom on the pier, and season tickets were sold to its members at a discounted rate. As the club grew more popular and membership increased, it needed to expand. In 1929, construction began on the larger clubhouse. Some of its original members included:

  • David McIntyre
  • Chester Robotha
  • J.Harry Mount
  • William A. Herber
  • L.J. Brown.


The borough is regarded as a vacation destination due to its natural resources and location. It offers the residents and visitors beautiful beaches to be enjoyed by:

  • sunbathing
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming

The beach is home to many surfing competitions and events throughout the year, like the Playa Bowls Belmar Pro competition. Additionally, the neighborhood has a skatepark that was built by the American Ramp Company that has encouraged an active skate following. 


The schools that the borough's residents can attend are part of the Belmar School District. Some the public options include:

  • Manasquan High School
  • Asbury Park High School
  • Red Bank Regional High School

A few of the technical and charter schools include:

  • Marine Academy of Science and Technology
  • Academy of Allied Health & Science
  • Academy Charter School
  • High Technology High School
  • Communications High School
  • Biotechnology High School

Some of the private options include:

  • St. Rose High School
  • Mesivta Keser Torah


There were 5,794 people, 2,695 households, and 1,267 families within the borough in 2010. This was a decrease from the 6,045 people, 2,946 households, and 1,316 families in 2000. The racial makeup of the neighbors in the community including:

  • 87.06% white 
  • 3.49% African American
  • 16.76% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.24% Native American
  • 0.91% Asian
  • 0.14% Pacific Islander
  • 5.66% other races
  • 2.5% two or more races

The income median per household within the borough was $59,928 in 2010, versus $44,896 in 2000. The income for men averaged $52,215, as women averaged an annual income of $44,453. Some of the most commonly held professions included the following:

  • 13.3% Sales and Related
  • 12.6% Management
  • 11.0% Construction
  • 8.0% Education
  • 7.9% Food Service
  • 7.7% Administrative

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Date Published: August 18, 2021
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