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Rumson is situated on a picturesque peninsula overlooking the ocean.  The Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers bound it.  Blessed with this unique location and a natural beauty, the Rumson Peninsula was obviously an attractive site.  Fortunately, it has retained much of that natural beauty.

Rumson Schools

The Rumson School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district are Deane-Porter Elementary School (grades K-3) and Forrestdale Middle School (grades 4-8).

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, a regional, four-year comprehensive public high school, serving students from both Fair Haven and Rumson.

Private Schools in Rumson are Holy Cross School (grades K-8) and Rumson Country Day School (PreK-8).

Rumson Transit

Many of Rumson's residents work in the financial services industry and commute to Wall Street on the high speed ferry that leaves from nearby Atlantic Highlands.  The ferry ride is 35 minutes to the foot of Wall Street or about an hour to Midtown Manhattan.

Transportation to New York is also available via New Jersey Transit train service from Middletown or Red Bank.

Rumson Restaurants

- Salt Creek Grille (American) - 4 Bingham Avenue, Rumson
- David Burke Fromagerie (American-New) - 26 Ridge Road, Rumson
- McLoone's Rum Runner (American) - 816 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright,
- Barnacle Bill's Restaurant (American) - 1 1st Street, Rumson
- Anjelica's Restaurant (Italian) - 1070 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
- What's Your Beef (Steakhouse) - 21 West River Road, Rumson
- Undici (Italian) - 11 West River Road, Rumson
- Yumi Restaurant (Japanese) - 1120 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright
- Val's Tavern & Restaurant (Italian) - 123 East River Road, Rumson
- Brennan's Delicatessen (Sandwiches/Subs) - 44 West River Road, Rumson
- Murray MacGregor's Publik House (Pub Food) - 132 East River Road, Rumson

Points of Interest in Rumson

- Bingham Hall -- newly restored, the Borough’s historic community center is used as a meeting place for various Borough activities, as well as for civic, charitable, and educational groups.
- Bruce Springsteen has one of his several homes in Rumson.
- Sheep's Run – 99 Rumson Road -- When completed in early 1918, the 200-foot long mansion held 27 rooms with 10 tiled bathrooms.  The English Tudor style was built similar to many of the great houses in England.
- First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, 4 E. River Rd., Rumson
- Lauriston, Rumson Road, along Osprey Lane, Rumson (Set on landscaped grounds, this opulent country house was constructed in 1914 for New York financier Henry A. Caesar.  Lauriston, named for Caesar's wife, was built during a time when wealthy Americans wished to have homes of leisure within commuting distance to New York City and this impressive home retains its elegant stairs, fireplaces, ceiling decorations and moldings.)
- Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club, Jct. of Rumson Rd. and Tennis Court Ln., Rumson
- St. George's-by-the-River Episcopal Church, 7 Lincoln Ave., Rumson

History of Rumson

Historically, legend has it that early settlers bought the piece of land known as Rumson from the Natives for some rum.  But as far back as 1663, long before the area was officially named Rumson, the Lenni-Lenapé indians called it “Navarumsunk”.  Over the years it has been shortened to “Rumson”.    

Rumson was settled in 1665, as a result of a land purchase from native Americans.   Rumson is known for its many sprawling turn of the century estates located along the shores of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers and along historic Rumson Road, which serves as one of Rumson's main thoroughfares.  Rumson's many old estates were built as summer homes for wealthy New York bankers and industrialists. 

There are many old, historic homes in Rumson, but the oldest was the 700-acre Treadwell House, named after a family that summered here for almost 100 years.  It was the second oldest building in Monmouth County, dating back to 1670, but was destroyed by fire in 2006.

Rumson was known through the years by other names including Port Washington, Black Point, and Oceanic.  Residents of Rumson in the 19th Century enjoyed many activities, such as swimming in the river, the Atlantic Ocean, or taking a wagon ride.  In winter, they used the river for ice-boating.

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