by Shawn Clayton
on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 at 3:28pm.
Wall Township has established itself as one of the most desirable places to make a home along the New Jersey Shoreline. The township’s long history in the area and stunning natural setting are clear indications of why members of the community love to make their home here.
Established back in 1851, the community that 25,000 year-round residents currently call home was named after General Garret D. Wall, who commanded the Trenton Volunteer Company in the War of 1812, stationed in Sandy Hook. He would go on to serve as both quartermaster for the state of New Jersey and as a US Senator.
Deep Ties to History
The original settlement in the area, Allaire Village, founded in 1822 has now been immortalized as a living museum in the expansive and similarly named Allaire State Park. The park also houses the historic Howell Iron Works, an old bog-iron refinery, owned and operated by park and historic village namesake, James P. Allaire. The Allaire family would gift the parklands to the state to allow the creation of the park.
The historic buildings remaining standing to this day include a general store, blacksmith shop, carpenter’s shop, manager’s house, foreman’s house and a church. Aside from the historic village, the state park also features the Pine Creek Railroad, family campgrounds and numerous hiking trails suitable for all fitness levels.
Gateway to the Jersey Shore
Wall Township is prized for its ideal location, set so close to the beautiful beaches along the Jersey Shore coastline. In fact, many of the Jersey Shore’s celebrated beach communities were once part of the township, including Belmar, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Brielle and Spring Lake.
Not that Wall Township doesn’t have a lot to offer in its own right. The Wall Stadium Speedway has been host to many classes of exciting car racing since it first opened its doors back in 1950. The venue has been recently upgraded with new sound equipment, expanded concession area and a kid’s club featuring an RC car track! Proving to be incredibly popular in the local area, the annual Turkey Derby is a fantastic event taking place over several days in late November. Be sure to mark that date on your calendar!
Wall Township Hot Spots
When you’re in town Meemom’s Kitchen is a must. The local favorite is treasured for its fantastic breakfast and lunch menus based on the authentic home-cooked favorites that we all love, topped off with a cup of delicious fresh-ground coffee! The incredible variety of French toast will have you coming back again and again, while the Cajun shrimp benedict is another well-loved highlight!
For a taste of true and authentic Italian specialty items, the choice clearly has to be Mossuto’s Market and Café. Stop by for lunch and experience a delicious selection of Italian pizzas, sandwiches and other entrees. Plus, the attached market allows you to take many of the specialty meats, Italian cheeses and other traditional items home with you.
Wall Township is a thriving community in the heart of the New Jersey Shore, and home to Clayton and Clayton's Allenwood Office! If you're considering making a home in Wall Township or one of the many wonderful surrounding communities, please contact Shawn Clayton online, or call 732-295-2222 to consult an experienced Jersey Shore real estate agent.