Welcome to Rumson

Rumson is a small suburb that sits along both the Navesink and Shrewsbury River. With close proximity to the beach, Rumson offers its commuting residents the ability to be in New York City in 45 minutes via the high-speed SeaStreak ferry, while also being minutes away from the beach on weekends.

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walkable, quiet, safe, pricey, centuries-old homes, residential, family-friendly, beach, nyc metro


Commute Times
Newark International Airport 49m by car
Trenton 1hr 8m by car
New York’s Penn Station 1hr 29m by train, 1hr 11m by car
East to West Sea Bright Bridge to Hance Road
North to South Navesink River to Shrewsbury River
Nearby Neighborhoods Red Bank, Atlantic Highlands, Sea Bright

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A safe, residential borough located in northern New Jersey with easy access to the state’s beaches, as well as New York City.

The area now known as Rumson was originally called “Navarumsunk” by the Native Americans. Over time, the name was shortened to Rumson. Thanks to its prime location between the Jersey Shore and New York City, Rumson is one of the country’s wealthiest towns, and is home to a few celebrities.

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What to expect:
A walkable and safe residential borough with large homes.

Known as one of the wealthiest towns in the country, Rumson residents love the area because it is quiet, safe, and easily walkable as most streets have sidewalks. Residents also enjoy a strong sense of community.

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The lifestyle:
Upscale social establishments and high-end restaurants surrounded by various bodies of water.

Dining options are mostly upscale, pricey restaurants, including Undici, Salt Creek Grille, and the Rumson Country Club. For more of a downtown experience, residents can visit nearby Red Bank or Sea Bright just minutes away. Many waterfront estates contain docks which allow for water sports and activities. Rumson also offers a handful of parks like Meadow Ridge Park and Victory Park.

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Unexpected appeal:
Marvelous views of the water and turn of the century Rumson estate sizes can't be beat.

Rumson has approximately 7,000 residents across 11 square miles. With this low population density compared to surrounding areas, Rumson residents enjoy a nice amount of privacy from their neighbors.

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The market:
Expansive old homes with nation-wide high prices.

Rumson is known for its many sprawling 19th-century estates located along the shores of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers. Buyers can expect to dig deep into their pockets as the average home price is nearly 3x the state average and 5x the national averages. Rental rates are over 2x higher than the state and national averages.

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You'll fall in love with:
The proximity to both the beach and the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Rumson offers the best of both worlds as it’s minutes from the beach and a quick commute to New York City. Residents can access Manhattan via NJ Transit and the high-speed SeaStreak ferry.

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