We have a lot of great small towns in Monmouth County, and one, in particular, has received a really nice honor.
You may have seen this floating around social media recently, but the major, national website Love Exploring has put together a list of the 50 best small towns in America, and one of our best towns is on the list.
Now, if you haven't heard which town it is, you could probably assume it's Colts Neck, Freehold, Spring Lake, or maybe even. And while all those towns are certainly worthy of the honor, none of them made this list.
The honor belongs to a town that sits peacefully along the Navesink, has a legendary and adorable downtown, and is one of the most historic and beloved towns in all of Monmouth County.
Congratulations to the always adorable small town we call Red Bank. Love Exploring says it's among the most charming small towns in the entire country.
As a matter of fact, the respected website ranked Red Bank at #40 on their list of 50, and it was the only town in New Jersey to make the list.
And there are always great things going on in beautiful Red Bank. You can always stay up to date on events in town at Red Bank.org.
For the record, the number one charming little town in America is Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, which I never heard of. But in fairness, they probably never of Red Bank either.
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