Sea Bright, New Jersey
|Sea Bright, New Jersey|
|Borough of Sea Bright|
Downtown Sea Bright
Map of Sea Bright in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Sea Bright, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 21, 1889|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Dina Long (I, term ends December 31, 2019)|
|• Administrator||Joseph Verruni|
|• Municipal clerk||Christine Pfeiffer|
|• Total||1.287 sq mi (3.333 km2)|
|• Land||0.730 sq mi (1.890 km2)|
|• Water||0.557 sq mi (1.443 km2) 43.30%|
|Area rank||475th of 566 in state
42nd of 53 in county
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2016)||1,387|
|• Rank||517th of 566 in state
46th of 53 in county
|• Density||1,935.5/sq mi (747.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||296th of 566 in state
34th of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885387|
Sea Bright is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,412, reflecting a decline of 406 (-22.3%) from the 1,818 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 125 (+7.4%) from the 1,693 counted in the 1990 Census.
Sea Bright was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 21, 1889, from portions of Ocean Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was reincorporated on March 10, 1897. Additional portions of Ocean Township were annexed by the borough in March 1909.
Some sources attribute the name to a suggestion made by Martha Bayard Stevens, The borough and other sources say that the borough was named for Sea Bright, England, though there is no evidence such a place exists. Earlier sources often spell it as one word, "Seabright", as seen in the United States Coast Guard's Station Seabright and the Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Climate
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Parks and recreation
- 6 Government
- 7 Education
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Notable people
- 10 References
- 11 External links
In the early 1840s, the area of present-day Sea Bright was a fishing community of simple shacks near the beach dunes; Ocean House, the area's first hotel, opened in 1842, featuring access to fishing and sea bathing. The area was called "Nauvoo", a Native American word, meaning "bright sea". An alternative explanation, which the borough credits as the source, is that the name is derived from the Hebrew language meaning "pleasant place," which was the same name that Mormon leader Joseph Smith gave to Nauvoo, the Illinois town he founded in 1839. Smith is said to have visited Monmouth County during a missionary journey in 1840.
The first bridge across the Shrewsbury River connecting Sea Bright to Rumson was constructed in 1870. After several iterations of the bridge, Monmouth County has announced plans for a replacement of the existing span built in 1950 that connects to Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright with a new bridge that would be completed in 2020 at a site south of the current crossing.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.287 square miles (3.333 km2), including 0.730 square miles (1.890 km2) of land and 0.557 square miles (1.443 km2) of water (43.30%).
Sea Bright has seven members-only beach clubs, of which five are in the North Beach area: Ship Ahoy, Sands, Surfrider, Sea Bright Beach Club and Chapel Beach Club; and two are south of the center of town: Driftwood and Edgewater, all of which charge thousands of dollars for membership and have waiting lists of several years for prospective members. In addition, there is a large public, municipal beach in the center of town which charges a fee, but includes free parking and is protected by lifeguards, with entry limited to those who have purchased a beach badge. The traditional surfing beach area, called the Anchorage, is free and public, but unguarded. In addition, there are numerous public access stairs to other unguarded beaches for fishing, recreation and suntanning.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names within Sea Bright include Low Moor, Navesink Beach and Normandie. The Sea Bright-Monmouth Beach Seawall runs the length of the town.
The borough borders the Monmouth County municipalities of Highlands, Middletown Township, Monmouth Beach and Rumson. Sea Bright is located on the barrier peninsula that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers.
1981 - 2010 monthly climatic averages for Sea Bright Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
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|Estimated Average Seasonal Snowfall (Nov - Apr) ≈ 20"|
Dew Point / Humidity Chart
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|70 °F - 74 °F||High|
|65 °F - 69 °F||Moderate|
|60 °F - 64 °F||Slight|
|≤ 59 °F||Comfortable|
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,412 people, 792 households, and 324.7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,935.5 per square mile (747.3/km2). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 1,659.9 per square mile (640.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.55% (1,335) White, 0.78% (11) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 2.27% (32) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.49% (21) from other races, and 0.92% (13) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% (78) of the population.
There were 792 households out of which 12.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.0% were non-families. 48.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.54.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 38.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.7 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 107.3 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $74,236 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,921) and the median family income was $102,679 (+/- $37,943). Males had a median income of $84,412 (+/- $45,724) versus $72,898 (+/- $10,443) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $82,535 (+/- $20,263). About 3.5% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,818 people, 1,003 households, and 402 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,846.9 people per square mile (1,096.8/km2). There were 1,202 housing units at an average density of 1,882.3 per square mile (725.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.39% White, 1.76% African American, 2.26% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.
There were 1,003 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.9% were non-families. 45.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.51.
In the borough the population was spread out with 11.2% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 41.5% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $65,563, and the median income for a family was $72,031. Males had a median income of $60,417 versus $41,100 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $45,066. About 5.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
As of the summer of 2015, the borough added lifeguards and began charging visitors a daily admission at Anchorage Beach, an area that has been widely used by surfers, eliminating one of the limited number of free oceanfront beaches in the state.
Sea Bright is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Sea Bright, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.
As of 2016[update], the Mayor of Sea Bright is Independent Dina Long, whose term of office ends December 31, 2019. Members of the Sea Bright Borough Council are Council President William J. "Jack" Keeler (R, 2018), Peggy R. Bills (R, 2016), Brian P. Kelly (R, 2016), John M. Lamia Jr. (R, 2017), Marc A. Leckstein (D, 2018) and Charles H. Rooney, III (D, 2017).
In 2014, the Borough Council selected John M. Lamia Jr. to fill the term of C. Read Murphy following his resignation.
Federal, state and county representation
Sea Bright is located in the 6th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 13th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Sea Bright had been in the 11th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, 2019).
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 13th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph M. Kyrillos (R, Middletown Township) and in the General Assembly by Amy Handlin (R, Middletown Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014), Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016), John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015) and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,095 registered voters in Sea Bright, of which 248 (22.6%) were registered as Democrats, 305 (27.9%) were registered as Republicans and 541 (49.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 57.7% of the vote (379 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.1% (270 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (8 votes), among the 659 ballots cast by the borough's 1,181 registered voters (2 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 55.8%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 53.6% of the vote (483 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.2% (389 votes) and other candidates with 1.7% (15 votes), among the 901 ballots cast by the borough's 1,220 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.9%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 55.9% of the vote (519 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 43.0% (399 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (16 votes), among the 928 ballots cast by the borough's 1,282 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 72.4.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 84.1% of the vote (348 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 14.7% (61 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (5 votes), among the 418 ballots cast by the borough's 1,068 registered voters (4 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 39.1%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.2% of the vote (406 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 26.8% (164 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.5% (34 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (6 votes), among the 613 ballots cast by the borough's 1,148 registered voters, yielding a 53.4% turnout.
Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade are educated as part of the Oceanport School District after the former Sea Bright Board of Education was eliminated by the New Jersey Department of Education in 2009 as a non-operating district. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 629 students and 56.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Wolf Hill Elementary School with 340 students in pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade and Maple Place Middle School with 288 students in grades 5 - 8.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school that also serves students from the constituent districts of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport and West Long Branch. The high school is located in West Long Branch and is part of the Shore Regional High School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 630 students and 58.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 6.37 miles (10.25 km) of roadways, of which 2.71 miles (4.36 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.08 miles (0.13 km) by Monmouth County and 3.58 miles (5.76 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The new Highlands – Sea Bright Bridge, a fixed span which was built between 2008 and 2011 to replace a 1,240-foot (380 m) drawbridge built in 1932, connects Highlands in the west to Sea Bright in the east, across the Shrewsbury River. The eastern terminus is at the entrance to Sandy Hook. The span is part of Route 36. It rises 65 feet (20 m) instead of the original span's 35 feet (11 m). Route 36 traverses the most of the coastline through Sea Bright to the north and south; in addition to connecting to Highlands on the north, it heads south to Monmouth Beach and Long Branch.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sea Bright include:
- Fred Alexander (1880–1969), top-ranked tennis player in the early 20th century.
- James Waddell Alexander II (1888–1971), mathematician and topologist who was one of the first members of the Institute for Advanced Study (1933–1951), and also a professor at Princeton University (1920–1951).
- Tal Farlow (1921–1998), jazz guitarist.
- Lindley Miller Garrison (1864–1932), United States Secretary of War from 1913 to 1916 during the Administration of President Woodrow Wilson.
- Jerry Gaskill (born 1957), rock musician who is the drummer for the progressive metal band King's X.
- John J. McCook (1845–1911), Civil War officer, prominent New York attorney and railroad executive.
- Melissa Stark (born 1973), television personality and sportscaster who works as a reporter for the NFL Network.
- Martha Bayard Stevens (1831-1899), philanthropist influential in advancing complementary educational pursuits, who has been credited with suggesting the borough's name.
- Juan Trippe (1899–1981), airline entrepreneur and founder of Pan Am.
- Charles L. Walters (c. 1862 - 1894), politician who served for two years as mayor of Sea Bright and in the New Jersey General Assembly.
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- Sea Bright 2020 Recovery Plan, Borough of Sea Bright, December 2013. Accessed May 7, 2017. "Nestled along the grass-topped sand dunes, a fishing village, originally named 'Nauvoo' was the site of present-day Sea Bright. Often mistaken for a Native American name, Nauvoo is actually a Sephardic Hebrew word meaning 'beautiful and pleasant place.' The eventual naming of the community as 'Sea Bright' was actually attributed to a Mrs. Martha Stevens of Hoboken who frequented the area in the mid-1860s."
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- Larsen, Erik. "Wonder how your town got its name: Monmouth County", Asbury Park Press, May 6, 2016. Accessed May 9, 2017. "SEA BRIGHT (est. 1889): The official explanation is the borough is named after Sea Bright, England. However, there is no Sea Bright, England."
- Borough of Sea Bright, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper. Accessed May 9, 2017. "During the early 1840's a small cluster of shacks was located on the barrier beach.... In 1842 the first hotel (Ocean House) able to accommodate 300 patrons was opened. This hotel catered to patrons in the area for fishing and sea bathing."
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- "Sea Bright Municipal Records", Monmouth County, New Jersey copy of article "My Home Town: Sea Bright," by Jim Bishop in the Red Bank Register, August 25, 1960. Accessed May 2, 2017. "Long ago, the Indians called it Nauvoo, which means bright sea. [The late Monmouth County historian, George H. Moss Jr., in his book Another Look at Nauvoo to the Hook (1990) stated that Nauvoo was not an Indian word but Sephardic Hebrew, meaning 'beautiful or pleasant place,' and that it might have been named by Mormon leader Joseph Smith who visited Monmouth County in 1839 and used the same name for the town he founded in Illinois.]"
- Kimball, Stanley B. "Discovery: 'Nauvoo' Found in Seven States", Ensign (magazine), April 1973. Accessed August 1, 2012. "The name itself is derived from one or both of two Hebrew roots—nawaw and nawvaw (or a varient [sic] nawveh), both of which mean something becoming, pleasant, suitable, beautiful, a pasture, a place of rest and beauty.... The earliest non-Mormon use of Nauvoo is in reference to a small fishing village of about 50 men and boys in Monmouth County on the New Jersey shore (now a part of Sea Bright). Although direct evidence is thus far lacking, this Nauvoo was most likely the result of a missionary trip by Joseph Smith and Orson Pratt into Monmouth County from Philadelphia during January 1840."
- Martin, Antoinette. "In the Region/New Jersey; 20 Million-Dollar Homes Planned in Sea Bright", The New York Times, March 21, 2004. Accessed May 2, 2017. "The name Nauvoo is believed to have been bestowed on the fishing village by the Mormon leader Joseph Smith, who visited Monmouth County on a preaching mission and meant for the name to reflect the Hebrew for 'a pleasant place.'"
- Sheehan, Liz. "Public Hearing Scheduled on Replacement of Aging Sea Bright-Rumson Bridge", The Two River Times, April 28, 2016. Accessed May 10, 2017. "The existing bridge, also known as Monmouth County Bridge S-32, was built over the Shrewsbury River in 1950 and runs from Rumson Road in Rumson to Ocean Avenue in the borough.... According to the NY/NJ Baykeeper, the first bridge was constructed between the two towns in 1870 and was rebuilt several times."
- Parker, Reuel B. "The Sea Bright 38", ProBoat.com, July 18, 2013. Accessed May 9, 2017. "The Sea Bright skiff is an American innovation that first appeared on the beaches of New Jersey in the early 19th century."
- Mullen, Shannon. "Wall keeps beach clubs hidden oases", Asbury Park Press, September 13, 2007.Accessed August 1, 2012. "There are eight clubs in all, strung like macaroni on a child's necklace along a mile or so of coastline -- a greater concentration than you'll find in any other town on the Jersey Shore. From north to south there's Ship Ahoy, the Sands, the Surfrider, the Sea Bright Beach Club, Chapel Beach, the Tradewinds, Water's Edge and the Driftwood Cabana Club."
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- Spoto, MaryAnn. "Surfers fighting to save dwindling free beaches", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 20, 2015. Accessed October 30, 2015. "A stretch of Sea Bright's shoreline that used to be among the few free beaches in New Jersey will start charging patrons for access starting this weekend when nearly all Shore towns' beach fees kick in for summer."
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- District information for Oceanport School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
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- Shore Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Shore Regional High School, located in West Long Branch, Monmouth County New Jersey, is a comprehensive secondary school that proudly serves the communities of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright, and West Long Branch. The beautiful ten-acre campus is situated on the banks of Franklin Lake in the borough of West Long Branch."
- Walter, Kenny. "SRHS $15.7M budget calls for flat tax levy; School taxes decrease for three of four sending towns", The Hub, April 4, 2013. Accessed January 28, 2017. "Three of the four sending districts that comprise the Shore Regional High School District — Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and West Long Branch — will pay less in taxes for the 2013-14 school year. Taxes will increase, however, for property owners in Sea Bright, which will pay a higher percentage of the regional school budget."
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- Muessig, Terry Gauthier. "Demolition starts on Highlands-Sea Bright bridge; Despite legal challenges, Rt. 36 span to be razed", Asbury Park Press, July 15, 2008. Accessed October 1, 2015. "About 12:35 p.m. Monday, as planned, J.H. Reid Construction Co. of South Plainfield began demolishing portions of the 75-year-old drawbridge to make way for its replacement — a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge."
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- Watrous, Peter. "Tal Farlow, 77, Jazz Guitarist Rooted in Bop", The New York Times, July 28, 1998. Accessed August 1, 2012. "Tal Farlow, one of jazz's best-known guitarists, died on Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 77 and lived in Sea Bright, N.J., and Manhattan."
- Staff. "Lindley M. Garrison Dies In 68th Year; Secretary of War in Wilson Cabinet Succumbs in Home in Seabright, N. J. WAS A TALENTED LAWYER Differed With President on Method of Strengthening Military Defense, and Resigned.", The New York Times, October 20, 1932. Accessed May 9, 2017. "SEA BRIGHT, N. J., Oct. 19. - Lindley M. Garrison, one of the leaders of the American bar who was Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson from March 5, 1913, to Feb. 10, 1916, when he resigned, died yesterday at his home here, 38 Ocean Avenue."
- Condrand, Ed. "King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill talks road back to Asbury Park", Asbury Park Press, November 18, 2016. Accessed November 26, 2017. "Over the last few years, the Sea Bright resident has sported hospital gowns on a number of occasions, thanks to a pair of heart attacks."
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- Staff. "Talking Family and Football with NFL Network's Melissa Stark", Living In Media. Accessed May 29, 2017. "As co-host of NFL GameDay First, a Sunday morning show on NFL Network from 7 to 9 a.m., Rumson's own Melissa Stark is on the forefront of delivering that NFL news to the nation.... LIM: When did you move to Monmouth County? MS: We moved here to Rumson in the summer of 2001."
- Staff. "Juan Trippe, 81, Dies; U.S. Aviation Pioneer", The New York Times, April 4, 1981. Accessed August 1, 2012. "Juan Terry Trippe was born in Sea Bright, N.J., on June 27, 1899, to Charles White and Lucy Adeline Terry Trippe."
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