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Loch Arbour

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Although the phrase is used to describe any number of small towns throughout New Jersey, perhaps nowhere is "don't blink, you may miss it," more appropriate than in Loch Arbour.

Facts

Location: This tiny speck of a town is sandwiched between Asbury Park on the south and Allenhurst to the north
Size: Two blocks wide, five blocks long
Population: 280 (2000 Census)

History

The village — governed by a five-member, nonpartisan Board of Trustees — split from Ocean Township and incorporated in 1957.

Highlights, activities, events

The second part of its name "Arbour" means trees while "Loch," meaning lake, is a reference to Deal Lake, which sits on the village's boundary to the south. On 0.1 acres, the village has a total of 150 commercial and residential properties.

Its grand Victorian homes lead east from Main Street to Loch Arbour's 300 feet of municipal beach, where its pavilion bears the name of the late Mayor James V. Kiely, who in 1998 died while in office at the age of 48. Kiely is credited with helping to rebuild the beach after the destruction of a 1992 storm.

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