Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove, New Jersey, A National Historic Site
Uniting Yesteryear With Today Seamlessly.
Ocean Grove is home to James J. Pentz Realtors, right in middle of the Shore communities of Monmouth County. Ocean Grove was founded by William B. Osborn and Ellwood H. Stokes in 1869 with the start of the town being the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. The town is fondly referred to as “God’s Square Mile”, the name referencing the town’s total land. The history of Ocean Grove is expansive and tells a story of where the town has been throughout the years. In the early years, you were not allowed to drive in Ocean Grove on Sundays. The Ocean Grove Gates would close and be secured by a guard. Although this law has been lifted Ocean Grove still holds some of its’ history, one example being that it is still a dry town. Another main attraction in Ocean Grove is the Great Auditorium. As time progressed the Great Auditorium was host to many famous people, including Richard Nixson, Ulysses Grant, James Garfield, Teddy Roosevelt, and more. Today, the Auditorium still stands, and is host to musical performances by artists varying from Doo Wop groups, to The Jonas Brothers. There are many activities for children in the town to participate in at the Youth Temple. Although Ocean Grove was hit by Sandy quite hard in 2012, Ocean Grove is working hard to repair the boardwalk so that it will be ready for Memorial Day of 2013.
To find out more about Ocean Grove and its events go to
www.OceanGrove.org and www.oceangrovechamber.org