Deal is known for its breathtaking homes, both traditional and ultra modern, on spacious lots landscaped to perfection. Access to its beach is via one of two clubs. There's a modest shopping area along Norwood Avenue.
Location: Deal is on the Atlantic Ocean, with Long Branch to the north, Ocean Township to the west and Allenhurst to the south.
Size: 1.2 square miles
Deal was founded in 1898, and named after the town of Deal in England, which is considered the borough's sister town across the sea.
The Deal School was built in 1953 and the borough and its historical society helped sponsor a school reunion in 2003, which attracted more than 400 students, retired teachers and administrators.
Highlights, activities, events
The two beach clubs in Deal are the Deal Casino and the Stanly Conover Pavilion (earlier called Phillips Avenue Beach).
Conover Pavilion, at the foot of Phillips Avenue, is open to the public, has free parking, lockers, dressing facilities, showers, a snack bar, and lifeguards.
Its staff can be reached in the summer at (732) 531-0404.
Deal Casino Bathing Club is at Ocean and Brighton avenues and is open to Deal property owners, residents, and their guests.
Some shops and dining establishments are along Norwood Avenue, but the borough is predominantly residential.
Old Timers Day is celebrated every season after the beach club closes and members of the police and fire departments and residents who have had families in Deal for generations gather for a celebration at the beach club.
The Ruth Hyman Jewish Community Center, 100 Grant Ave., hosts a variety of programs, musical events and art shows. For more information, call (732) 531-9100.
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