Point Pleasant Borough year round residents enjoy the calm and serenity of traditional, Jersey Shore small town living in the winter months and the eventful fast paced life during the summer months. Point Pleasant Beach combines the architectural charm of past eras with the trendy, fun amenities of today. Its continuing attractions to year round residents can be seen in its thriving downtown business district which boasts fine antique shops; small boutique clothing stores, street side café's and small restaurants. The expansive family boardwalk is one of the nicest in New Jersey, boasting Jenkinson's Aquarium, amusements, rides, games of chance, arcades, and great food.
Point Pleasant Borough was originally settled by people of English decent who were mainly farmers and boat builders. At one time the community was a booming logging center where trees were shipped out of the Beaver Dam Creek. The Point Pleasant Canal was built about three quarters of a century ago. That two mile ditch had been a dream of local planners since the early part of the nineteenth. During WWII the canal was used as a thoroughfare so marine ships could safely pass through the Manasquan Inlet to the Barnegat bay. The Canal & Beaver Dam Creek are now an alluring favorite of homeowners who appreciate boating, fishing and the waterfront throughout the year.
Home to more than 20,000 residents Point Pleasant Borough commuters find the NJ Transit rail line station that runs services to New York and northern Monmouth county towns daily extremly convenient.
The Pont Pleasant Borough school district consists of Ocean Road Elementary, Nellie Bennett
Elementary, Memorial Middle and Point Pleasant Borough High School. The Point Pleasant Public School system consistently ranks among the best in New Jersey