Mantoloking is Located in
Ocean County New Jersey
Mantoloking is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
(pronounced most-commonly with a silent t as "man-uh-LOW-king" but
sometimes still "man-tah-LOW-king"). As of the United States 2000
Census, the borough had a total population of 423. Mantoloking is the
second wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey and is ranked as
the 16th highest-income place in the United States.
Mantoloking was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey
Legislature on April 10, 1911, from portions of Brick Township.
Mantoloking is a Jersey Shore community situated on the Barnegat
Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay
from the Atlantic Ocean. The town is linked to the New Jersey-mainland
via the Mantoloking Bridge, spanning Barnegat Bay between Mantoloking
and Brick Township. Mantoloking is home to the Olympic-champion
producing Mantoloking Yacht Club. Many houses in Mantoloking are of the
Shingle Style and seashore colonial designs with cedar shakes and white
trim; popular in places like Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and
Newport. In fact, a few old "summer cottages" in Mantoloking were
designed by world-renowned architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead and
White fame. Together with Bay Head to the north, Mantoloking is
considered part of the Jersey Shore's "Gold Coast".
The name Mantoloking is derived from the language of the Lenni Lenape
Indians who once inhabited New Jersey. Various meanings have been
attributed to the word Mantoloking including "frog ground", "sandy
place", and "land of beautiful sunsets".
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