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Lavallette is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, and as of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population was 1,875. Lavallette is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

Lavallette is a popular shore resort community with a modest year-round population that swells to 30-40 thousand per weekend in the warm months.  Small in size, this tiny town offers a delightful stroll from most homes, inns, and hotels to beautiful beaches.

It is a convenient ride from the Philadelphia and New York Metropolitan areas, and just one hour away from Atlantic City.  There are many things to do, besides lovely beaches, there are restaurants, bars, night clubs, water sports and boardwalk activities.  Lavallette enjoys sunrises over the Atlantic and sunsets over Barnegat Bay.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Lavallette as its 8th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey, and Lavallette is still considered by NJ Monthly the top town in Ocean County to live in the Best Places to Live in New Jersey 2010 rankings.

The Lavallette School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Lavallette Elementary School.

Students in public school for grades 9-12 attend Point Pleasant Beach High School in Point Pleasant Beach, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Point Pleasant Beach School District.

Point Pleasant Beach High School is considered the top rated high school in Ocean County in the 2010 Top High Schools in New Jersey by NJ Monthly magazine website rankings.

Lavallette's location makes it a great seaside family resort with its lovely ocean fronts and fantastic shopping district located on Grand Central Avenue (Route 35).  Plenty of dining and shopping areas in Lavallette, but it is also known for its tranquility. The sound of the waves makes Lavallette an escape from the world.

There are nine protected ocean beaches designated for swimming as well as two on the Barnegat Bay.  Four of the ocean beaches have specifically designated areas for surfing and surf-fishing.  The borough offers tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, basketball and roller blading opportunities on the mainland while Barnegat Bay provides fishing, crabbing, swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.

There are also band concerts, fireworks, and Movies on the Bay, held at the Centennial Gazebo and Gardens located at Philadelphia Avenue and the bayfront.

One of the benefits of visiting Lavallette is both the bay and the ocean sides of town. The offshore sandbars are out far enough to prevent waves from curling in the shoreline, which allows for excellent surfing on its blue waters.

The low tides form a shallow pool-like area for youngsters who would like to enjoy gentle play. They can enjoy the white water that washes ashore, the end product of the outside breakers, with little fear of being knocked down.

Though it is not allowed to develop residents in much of its bay-shore area, Lavallette does have a wonderful waterfront park.  Adults and children can enjoy all that the park has to offer. Here you can picnic or play in the open and safe park space.  There are also other activities that include two piers for fishing & crabbing, two launch ramps for boating, and a guarded beach for swimming.

The boardwalk itself stretches for about 28 blocks along the beach, which also adds to Lavallette's fun.  It is most ideal for the walkers, both the power kind and those who just meander.  Also, visit its famous Gazebo on the bay, which makes for a delightful sunset.

Historically, Lavallette, even before its discovery, it was being pitched ideas by developers who praised their local crabbing and blue-fishing. They'd take a train to Toms River, 7-miles away on the mainland, hire a sailing yacht, and bring prospects across Barnegat Bay for a picnic on the Lavallette beach.  After 1881, the railroad extended across the bay right into Lavallette, and the resort boom began in earnest.

Lavallette was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1887 from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township).  According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles, 0.8 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.

Lavallette was named for Elie A. F. La Vallette, one of the first rear admirals appointed in the United States Navy when President Abraham Lincoln created the rank in July 1862, and the father of Albert T. Lavallette, co-founder of the borough.

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