About Red Bank

Our vibrant town is the Gateway to the Two River Peninsula – it sits beautifully along the magnificent Navesink River offering the best of worlds the natural beauty and historic architecture in our business district. While our riverfront beauty is not necessarily a secret, many who do visit for so many other reasons, are often astounded at how pretty and accessible Red Bank is and the wonderful people who live, work and play here.

Facts & Figures

  • Square Miles:
    2.2 square miles
  • Population:
    12,213 (2013)
  • Bordering Towns:
    Middletown, Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls and Fair Haven
  • Parks:
    Marine Park, Riverside Gardens Park
  • Type of Government:
    Mayor and Council
  • Mayor:
    Mayor Billy Portman
  • Interesting Geographic Features:
    Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers
  • Fishing:
    Blueclaw crabs, clams, bluefish, striped bass, fluke
  • Outdoor Activities:
    biking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, iceboating (when river freezes)
  • Train Station:
    North Jersey Coast Line (NJ Transit between New York Penn Station and Bay Head, NJ)
  • Theaters:
    Count Basie Theatre, Two River Theater

Nestled in a cozy nook just minutes away for the beautiful Jersey beaches is a place that Smithsonian Magazine named the 3rd best small town in America. Each day our sidewalks come alive and offer an experience that is as unique as our town itself. Frequently called the SoHo of New Jersey, we have some of the most sought-after and diverse retail, entertainment and dining options on the east coast and so much more. We offer entertainment, shopping and special events all year long as well as commutation via rail, and buses and of course by car. We invite everyone to escape for a little while.

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