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  • Olga Hannout
    RE/MAX Central
    The McCarter Pond in Fair Haven is a legacy of the prominent attorney Thomas Nesbitt McCarter who founded one of the oldest law firms in America now known as McCarter & English in Newark. He was attorney general of New Jersey and first president of one of the largest public utility companies in the U.S. He graduated from Princeton University in 1888 and attended Columbia Law School.

    The pond is man made, and was originally built for ornamental and recreational purposes for the private state of the McCarter family in Rumson, bordering Buttonwood Lane in Fair Haven and Sycamore Lane in Rumson, with buttonwood trees that lined up both streets. The McCarter Pond is located on Fair Haven Road and its 3 ½ feet deep across its length. The pond is not only a very picturesque, but is an important multi-generational recreational tradition in the Borough of Fair Haven, used for fishing and the fishing derby in the spring, and ice skating and hockey games in the winter.

    The area residents have formed a group called Friends of McCarter Pond, to help preserve the health and beauty of the pond.
  • Patrick Butera
    RE/MAX Paradigm Realty Group
    Ask Patrick a question about Fair Haven.
    Fair Haven, NJ
    Recently, in 2016, there was a large article in the APP showcasing the most desirable towns in NJ. Many were in Bergen County. We here in Fair Haven had the honor of being on this very short list. Time and time again we find ourselves at the top of many other noteworthy publications. Living and working here you could say I have a natural bias; but honestly we have had many opportunities to relocate back to NYC where I once lived, or West Field and Ridgewood for that matter. Why haven't we...or better yet, why haven't many if any of my clients returned?

    Because on this Fair Haven, Rumson, Little Silver peninsula you get to have your cake and eat it too. We have the beach, plus what they have. Lush, green surroundings, parks, running trails, blue ribbon schools, outstanding community culture, multiple downtown's, commutable drive/train and high speed ferry into Manhattan. In short, we have it all and you get to throw in our gorgeous beach-line from Rumson to Spring Lake. My wife and seven-year-old daughter love it and I can help you to understand the area faster than most.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Fair Haven.
    Fair Haven, NJ
    Fair Haven is a town located in Monmouth County. Fair Haven sits along the Navesink River and is part of the New York Metro area. It is located on a peninsula bordered by Red Bank, Little Silver, and Rumson.

    Fair Haven has a public school system that serves students K-8 named Viola L. Sickles and Knollwood. Fair Haven shares a high school with Rumson called Rumson-Fair Haven High School and it is continually ranked as one of the top public schools in New Jersey and was awarded a Blue Ribbon certificate. The town of Fair Haven is close to all major transportation to get you into New York City via Seastreak (high speed ferry), NJ Transit Train, and local buses.
  • Michael Littleford
    RE/MAX Paradigm Realty Group
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    Fair Haven, NJ
    Fair Haven feels more small-town USA, like living in "Mayberry RFD". The Borough of Fair Haven has a land area of 1.55 square miles and is located on the southern bank of the Navesink River in Eastern Monmouth County. This historic town abounds with charm, boasts a community dock, fishing pier, picnic areas, yacht clubs, quaint shopping stores in the historic district, often referred to as the "Old Village", and gorgeous views of the Navesink River. Fair Haven has award winning schools and a numerous town activities throughout the year, such as the annual Halloween parade, fishing derby and Tour De Fair Haven Bike Race. The popular Fair Haven Fireman's Fair is the largest firemen's fair in New Jersey. As quoted in The New York Times: "It's the quality of the town you're paying for," Mr. Littleford said. "With the excellent schools, the parks, the rivers and the Jersey Shore, the lifestyle is absolutely phenomenal."

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