The Most in Living...
Living is truly at its best in the region that Monmouth Medical Center
calls home. Situated along the Jersey shore – a short traveling
distance from New York City and Philadelphia – this thriving area
bursts with plenty of places to see and things to do.
Undoubtedly, the coast is the region’s biggest attraction. Miles
of beaches stretch along the Atlantic Ocean. There are the unspoiled natural
preserves at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, and the
33-acre Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch.
And the region boasts a whole lot more. Acres of farmland straddle the
more rural roads, which are colored by produce stands overflowing with
just-harvested fruits and vegetables.
A mixture of quaint stores, cafes and galleries line historic shopping
districts that haven’t lost their small-town charm.
Outdoors lovers can take advantage of the surrounding communities 50,000
acres of parkland, conservation areas and golf courses. And there are
19,000 acres devoted to equine activities at the many horse farms that
spread over the region.
The area is steeped in history – from the famous site of the Battle
of Monmouth to the many museums and 18th century churches that have preserved
pieces of the past. On a cultural note, centers for the performing and
visual arts are a vibrant part of the suburban scene.
And there’s no shortage of sporting events. To the north is the Meadowlands
sports and entertainment complex, home to the New York Giants and Jets
football teams and the New Jersey Devils hockey team.
Across the Hudson River, there’s New York City with its wealth of
theaters, museums and cultural events, like performances by the Metropolitan
Opera and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Board a NJ Transit train
across from the hospital and be in the Big Apple in an hour and a half.
Housing options run the gamut in style, location and affordability –
from apartments and condominiums to single-family homes and sprawling
estates. Minutes from the hospital, oceanfront efficiency apartments with
decks overlook the Long Branch beach. There are also two and three bedroom
garden apartments and townhouses available nearby.
The area boasts a strong educational network of both private and public
schools. It is also home to Monmouth University, which offers four year
programs in higher education, and Brookdale Community College, a two year