Neptune and Shark River Hills are New Jersey towns that grew from two incredibly different yet distinctly American traditions. Neptune is the child of traditional agrarian roots, developing from a patchwork of early 1800’s farmsteads into an urbanized shore hub intersected by major highways. Shark River Hills was developed over a century later; it was entrepreneurial America that sparked its development as a community.
See images from the very beginning of these towns until today. You can see the difference within the two by these beautiful and historic photographs.