Originally part of Middletown Township, it was known as Portland Pointe. Overlooking The New York Harbor and Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands enjoys the most scenic views.
In 1879, The Atlantic Highlands Association was formed by prominent members of the Methodist Church. In 1887, Atlantic Highlands was incorporated as a Borough, containing 1.2 square miles of prime real estate bordering on the Raritan Bay.
Individuals and groups came from New York City to camp along the water in tent colonies. An outdoor amphitheater and an indoor auditorium were built for entertaining visitors.
Major construction occurred from the 1880 -1900. Including hotels, cottages, and private homes. A substantial pier was built to accommodate the steamboats from New York City.
Steamer service was a major source of transportation through the 1940’s. Today high-speed ferry service joins the fast pace of Manhattan with the Malibu of New Jersey, we know as Atlantic Highlands. Some of the best seafront views on the East Coast are from this unique town.
Many Victorian homes remain a reminder the glorious past. The waterfront is alive with activity as it was in the 1890’s, with a marina and fishing port. Homes close to the marina overlook both a fabulous view and bustling marina.
An array of great restaurants, unique shops, theaters (from a great 5- screen movie house to live theater), provides the residents and the visitor with a reason to spend time in our unique community including a Resources Real Estate office. The annual Film One Fest is a well attended all day and evening event. Being a quick ferry ride to Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands is perfect.
A little bit of Victorian America tucked away at the Jersey Shore, Atlantic Highlands is truly the Jewel of the Bayshore. Home prices vary from $300,000 in town residences to $3M "in the hills."