Welcome to Rumson, NJ

Where luxury and peacefulness meet history by the shore
Tucked away amidst the serene landscapes of New Jersey, Rumson is a town that gracefully blends its historical roots with modern luxury. Imagine cycling down picturesque lanes winding through an upscale community, with each pedal bringing you closer to the shimmering shoreline. Life in Rumson offers a delightful experience, with silent tales from the past and the vibrancy of the present.
The town's layout reflects its bike-friendliness, allowing easy access to every destination within just a few minutes. For those who look beyond the horizon, the gleaming lights of New York City beckon, and high-speed ferries make the commute a breeze.

What to Love

  • A town steeped in history and bike-friendliness
  • Majestic homes showcasing quality living along the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers
  • Beach proximity 
  • Quick ferry rides for NYC commuters

Local Lifestyle

Rumson effortlessly combines its historical charm with a lifestyle that speaks of refinement and relaxation. Majestic homes grace the banks of the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers, standing testament to the town's intriguing past. While closer to the town center, charming colonial homes narrate stories of a bygone era, offering residents an immersive journey through time.

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to culinary experiences, Rumson is second to none. Salt Creek Grille paints a culinary masterpiece with each dish, while the warm ambiance and waterfront views make it an irresistible choice for those seeking both flavor and vistas. Meanwhile, Red Horse offers a lively steakhouse and sushi bar complemented by impeccable cocktails, ensuring an evening filled with vibrant conversations and memorable moments.
Ristorante Georgia offers a delightful selection where Italian traditions come alive in every bite. Atlantic Bagel stands as a testament to the perfect bagels that are the talk of the town. The French Market transports its visitors straight to Paris with its quintessential French delicacies and gourmet cafe selections, while Cups & Cakes ensures that dessert and smoothie lovers have their slice of heaven.
For those who lean towards Tuscan cuisine, Undici is the place to be right in the heart of Rumson. Victory Park Tavern combines delightful cuisine with an ambiance that radiates warmth. And, of course, no day is complete without indulging in the sweet pleasures at Crazees Ice Cream Shop.
For shoppers, Le Papillon is a top spot for designer handbags, wardrobe items, shoes, home decor, and more. Rumson Wine & Spirits boasts a diverse selection for wine enthusiasts. J. McLaughlin caters to fashion-forward shoppers, while Bain's Outdoor Living ensures your home decor is just as stylish. Lastly, Rumson Pharmacy combines healthcare with a touch of warmth and convenience.

Things to Do

Rumson's vibrant community and breathtaking landscapes ensure there's always something engaging to do. Spend a day exploring the rich history, take leisurely strolls along the Oceanic Bridge, or delve into the town's architectural marvels. Every corner of Rumson whispers tales of its glorious past.
For those with an active spirit, the town's bike-friendly nature makes it perfect for cycling adventures. You can also enjoy a walk or jog at Meadow Ridge Park, head to the beach and feel the waves greet your feet, or simply indulge in a picnic by the shore. As the sun sets, the town comes alive, with local cafes and entertainment spots promising endless memories. Whatever your interest, Rumson has a slice of joy waiting just for you.
For a bit of holiday fun, don't miss Rumson's Halloween in the Park or the Halloween house-decorating contest. Active residents can join the Rumson 100 Mile Club, a motivating group that offers a great workout. Head to Victory Park or Riverside Park for sports, picnics, or to enjoy the playground. For those seeking a private club experience, Rumson Country Club, established in 1908, offers community engagement, an exquisite golf course, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and more.


  • Deane-Porter Elementary
  • Forrestdale School
  • Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
  • Private School Options: Trinity Hall, Christian Brothers Academy, Ranney School


Overview for Rumson, NJ

7,292 people live in Rumson, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $121,311. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Rumson, NJ

There's plenty to do around Rumson, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including River Pointe Inn, Flour On First, and G Wings 22.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 0.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.55 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Rumson, NJ

Rumson has 2,265 households, with an average household size of 3.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rumson do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,292 people call Rumson home. The population density is 1,439.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Rumson, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Rumson. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Deane-Porter Elementary School
PreK - 3rd
Holy Cross School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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Rumson Country Day School
PreK - 8th
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Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
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