Monmouth County’s most historic district can be found at the center of Shrewsbury’s quaint 2.2-square-mile borough. The Four Corners – the intersection of Broad Street (the former Kings Highway, laid out in 1685) and Sycamore Avenue (a route to the sea used by the Leni-Lenape Indians) -includes three churches dating to the 1700s and dozens of century-old residences that fan out into the surrounding neighborhoods. History buffs and beer drinkers celebrate autumn’s TAVERNFEST at the 300-year old Allen House, and local lore of colonial times is shared at the holiday lantern tour. In the summer residents tend to 80 plots in a community garden adjacent to Borough Hall – one of the many contemporary eco-initiatives introduced by the town since its environmental commission was established in 1970. In 2012 Shrewsbury achieved “Sustainable Jersey” certification and has been named a “Tree City USA” since 1998. The “Grove at Shrewsbury,” the nation’s first “lifestyle center,” may seem a departure from the town’s conservation sensibilities. But the street-scape setting and manicured landscaping is a visual oasis on Route 35 and the successful up-scale retail bolsters the local economy and stabilizes the property tax base. Shrewsbury may be deep-rooted in history, but the municipality operates with a modern vision to ensure safe and stable growth for the community.
Shrewsbury Borough School (K – 8) (PK is currently available for special needs students)
Red Bank Regional High School (with Red Bank and Little Silver) (9-12)
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