Mantoloking is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The borough is a Jersey Shore community situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, also known as Barnegat Bay Island, a long, narrow barrier island that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The town is linked to the New Jersey-mainland via the Mantoloking Bridge, linking the town with Brick Township across the Barnegat Bay. Mantoloking is home to the Olympic-champion producing Mantoloking Yacht Club. Some old “summer cottages” in the borough were designed by architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White. Together with Bay Head to the north, Mantoloking is considered part of the Jersey Shore’s “Gold Coast”.
As of the 2000 Census, Mantoloking was the wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey with a per capita money income of $114,017 as of 1999, an increase of 29.8% from the $87,830 recorded in 1989. It was ranked as the 15th highest-income place in the United States. In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes”, the borough was ranked 139th, with a median price of $1,403,349.
Students in Mantoloking attend public school in Point Pleasant Beach for kindergarten through twelfth grade as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Point Pleasant Beach School District, together with students from Bay Head and Lavallette who attend the district’s high school.