Incorporated in October of 1881, Neptune was named after the Roman God of the Sea. During the last decade, Neptune has significantly grown residentially, commercially, and in technological advances. A prestigious addition has been the Jersey Shore Medical Center, an affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Township highlights include the Jumping Brook Golf Course, great restaurants (if you haven’t waited for pizza from Pete and Elda’s you haven’t experienced shore pizza!), and Shark River Park. The latter, in Shark River Hills, features a walking trail, barbecue areas, and picnic tables. The historic town of Ocean Grove is also a part of Neptune Township; for more information about it, please visit the Ocean Grove section of “Areas We Serve”. Fun fact: celebrity figures Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito spent their childhood years growing up as friends in Neptune!