Highlands is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,097. It is the home town of film maker, director, and comic book writer Kevin Smith. The eastern part of the town is built on a high bluff that overlooks Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean. Atop this bluff are the Twin Lights. Highlands was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1900, from portions of Middletown Township. Additional portions of Middletown Township were annexed in 1914. Highlands is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline. The Kevin Smith film Jersey Girl is set in Highlands. In addition, Highlands' ZIP code (07732) is featured in the opening titles of Mallrats, and is Dante's ZIP code in Clerks: The Animated Series, although it is misattributed in the show to nearby Leonardo. Sourced with thanks from En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highlands,_New_Jersey Highlands is located on Sandy Hook Bay, less than fifty miles from midtown Manhattan.

It's superb location, at the highest point along the Eastern Seaboard, captures unparalleled panoramic views encompassing New York City, the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island. Highland's many restaurants are among the most famous on the Jersey Shore, offering freshly caught seafood served waterside. The origins of the town are closely tied to it's fishing and clamming industry which continues to this day. Explore the waterfront where you will find marinas, quiet bay beaches & remnants of many of the original "summer bungalow" colonies. See the magnificent homes up in "the Hills." Along with spectacular scenery at just about every turn, visitors can enjoy the many unique shops, cafes and special seasonal events that Highlands has to offer. Sourced with thanks from Www.sandyhookcottage.com/

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