Formed in 1892, Spring Lake was an exclusive resort for the affluent from New York and Philadelphia. Spring Lake’s robust development was due in great part to the railroad which came to southern Monmouth County in the 1880’s. Easy access by train made Spring Lake a popular, fashionable and notable seaside resort. Featuring four districts, each with a “grand hotel”, Spring Lake was and is a desirable shore destination. Spring Lake is named for the fountains of water sourced from underground springs, which feed the 16-acre lake in Devine Park. Current historic examples of period architecture are: the Martin Maloney Cottage on Morris Ave and the following three as listed on the National Register of Historic Places: The Normandy, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the Audenried Cottage on Tuttle Ave.
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Today, the compelling refinement of Spring Lake is consistently present. With lavish homes, and pristine well-manicured properties, Spring Lake has maintained its quiet beauty and opulent community. Approximately 3,000 full time residents enjoy what is still known as the “Irish Riviera” since Spring Lake still maintains the highest percentage of Irish residents of any US town.* With two miles of a non-commercial boardwalk (longest in New Jersey), luxury downtown shops, delectable restaurants (no franchises), theatre at the “Community House, entertainment at The Gazebo and of course the NJ Transit trains, Spring Lake offers idyllic living at its best.