Welcome to Shrewsbury
Urban, nautical and eclectic, this borough has much historical significance
Often called one of the best places to live in New Jersey, this family-friendly borough, nestled in the northeast section of Monmouth County, consists of approximately 2.3 square miles and is primarily a residential community.
Settled in 1662 as one of the Two Towns of the Navesink, its Four Corners, consisting of the intersection of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue, holds significant historical importance in the area. One of the earliest settlements in Monmouth County, Shrewsbury is home to several late 18th to early 20th century homes and churches, including the Christ Church and the Allen House, which were both listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Commercial development in the borough is located along Route 35, and 1950’s suburban development lies in the northern and eastern sections of the borough.
Sustainable Jersey certified since 2012, the Borough has since implemented many practices that lead to lower energy bills. In addition to sustainability, the Borough of Shrewsbury has also focused much of its planning efforts on stormwater management strategies and historic preservation.
What to Love
• Often called one of the best places to live in NJ
• Primarily a residential community
• Holds significant historical importance in the area
Families favor this area and its seclusion. Fall and spring weekends bring crowds and historical tours.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A range of dining options abounds in Shrewsbury. Local favorites include Djeet, serving creative American Cuisine utilizing the finest seasonal and local ingredients; and Albarino, offering a menu specializing in Spanish seafood tapas from Galicia.
Area residents also frequent Salon Cocobon for its styling and spa services; and The Grove, a lifestyle center with a dynamic mix of shops, dining, and aesthetic services.
Things to Do
Set on 18 secluded acres, the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury
was originally built as a private summer residence and has since been transformed into one of the most unique and luxurious wedding venues on the East Coast.
At the Monmouth County Library
, patrons can make good use of public internet offerings and New Jersey Career Connections, a one-on-one job search assistance service. There is also a federal depository collection located here.
Initially built in the early 1700s, the Allen House
was the second residence of the Stillwell family who raised eight children in Shrewsbury. The home was later transformed into the Blue Ball Tavern - "the most noted tavern in Shrewsbury." In 1779, a Loyalist party raided the tavern where Continental troops were quartered. Today, the house is a historic landmark furnished to reflect its use as a colonial tavern.
Residents of Shrewsbury frequent John Parker Park, which is situated near to The Grove At Shrewsbury 2.
The Shrewsbury school system is a major draw. Popular educational opportunities include:
• Red Bank Regional, a comprehensive regional four-year public high school that serves students in 9th through 12th grades from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank, and Shrewsbury.