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Atlantic Highlands Borough

Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall is located at 100 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716; phone: 732-291-1444.

Once a part of Middletown Township and known as "Portland Pointe," the Borough was incorporated in 1887.

Atlantic Highlands as described in 1903 [1]

In 1880 there were farms where Atlantic Highlands stands today. Only forty people lived inside the present corporate limits in 1881. Now there are over 1,800 all-the-year residents in Atlantic Highlands, besides double that number of summer residents and visitors. As the New Jersey terminal of the Central Railroad steamer route to the Monmouth County coast resorts from New York City, Atlantic Highland's location, on Atlantic Highlands Bay, just inside the point of Sandy Hook, is well known to many. It is the summer resort nearest New York. When you land at the pier you are practically at home, if you live in Atlantic Highlands.

Of the scenery, fishing, boating, bathing, drives and other facilities to make life at Atlantic Highlands enjoyable, no special mention is necessary. The town has excellent light, water and sewerage systems, owned by the municipality. Its electric lighting and artesian water are a pet boast of its residents, as compared with corporation-swindled boroughs. No more live town of its size in sports than Atlantic Highlands. It has strong baseball clubs and bowling teams; a vigorous athletic association; also golf and tennis clubs. The Atlantic Highlands casino is one of the best managed on the Jersey coast.

The business facilities of Atlantic Highlands are up to requirements in nearly every branch. Its fine stone and gravel roads tend to make it easily accessible from outlying villages less well equipped with stores. Its fire department is one of the best.

The Atlantic Highlands Improvement Society, composed of ladies of the town, devoted to making Atlantic Highlands an even better place to live in, has stimulated the people in the line of general improvement noticeably. It has done much practical work. Its corporate capacity and impersonal action enables the accomplishment of things which would otherwise be impossible. While its large membership awakens interest in front and back yards, streets, sidewalks — everything to be improved or beautified.

The heights, east of Atlantic Highlands, inside borough limits, are crowned with many handsome cottages. In the locality known as Observatory Park, the residences of Mr. G. F. Lawrie and Mrs. L. R. Maehl, of New York, are very enviably located. South of the borough on the heights, overlooking the town, bay and New York City is the residence of Mrs. E. Tillotson, of Chicago.

  1. William J. Leonard, Sea Bright, Rumson Road, Oceanic, Monmouth Beach, Atlantic Highlands, Leonardville Road, Navesink, Water Witch Club: Concerning Summer Homes Along the Shores of Monmouth County New Jersey, The Sentinel, Sea Bright, 1903.
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