A Historic Timeline of Shark River Hills, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Shark River Hills, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, have put together the following for your reading enjoyment.

Shark River Hills

The unincorporated New Jersey community, Shark River Hills, is located in the Neptune Township in Monmouth County. The coastal neighborhood takes up 627.84 acres, of which 57.6 are water. 


The area was named after the elevation at its highest point that overlooks the Shark River. Initially, the area donned the Native American name, Nolletquesset. The first major development to the area would be the Country Poor Farm in 1801. The Shark River Hills Company was formed upon 728 acres in 1913. However, the area would not be developed for residential use until the 1920s. 

The first residential real estate would go on sale following the completion of Tucker's Point Bridge in 1923. Residential development would continue along with the addition of the Shark River Hills Country Club in 1924. 

In 1954 the Shark River Hills Yacht Club would add to the coastal community. Other construction along South Riverside Drive would include the following:

  • 1958 - Shark River Hills Marina
  • 1959 - Tides Motel
  • 1961 - Shark River Hills Playground

The area is home to only one school, Shark River Hills Elementary School, built in 1956. 


The median real estate cost in Shark River Hills is $431,021 and is higher than 62.8% of other neighborhoods in the state. In contrast, the average monthly rent runs $2,279 and is lower than 50.1% of other communities in New Jersey. 

The household income in the neighborhood averaged $68,508 in 2000. With most residents working in executive positions, the occupational makeup is the following:

  • 56.5% executive, management, or professional occupations
  • 15.8% sales or service positions
  • 13.3% clerical, assistant, or technical support roles


The population in Shark River Hills was 3,697 in 2010 and consisted of 1,065 families and 1,511 households. The racial breakdown of the area was the following:

  • 97.4% white 
  • 0.57% African American
  • 1.24% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 0.03% Native American
  • 0.03% Pacific Islander
  • 0.28% other races
  • 0.9% two or more races

English is spoken by 95.1% of households. The ancestral makeup of the community is the following:

  • 29.8% Irish
  • 24% Italian
  • 11.8% German
  • 11.1% English
  • 6.7% Polish

Parks and Recreation

The area is home to two parks, both located on South Riverside Drive:

  • Shark River Hill Playground - furnished with playground equipment
  • Volunteer Park - offering serene views from the benches and gazebo

For more information about the area: A Look Into the Past of Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ

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