Hidden gem little town right in the middle of New Jersey
Just about everybody has heard of Allentown, Pennsylvania, but not a lot of people know there is an Allentown in New Jersey.
It's a really quaint little town not far off I-195 and the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 7.
It's at the far western edge of Monmouth County. Allentown is mainly a farming town with a very nice compact downtown Main Street.
There are less than 2,000 people who call Allentown home.
The downtown is a real throwback to a simpler time. There are restaurants and mom-and-pop small businesses up and down Main Street up to the old Allentown Mill.
Main Street in Allentown looks like Main Street USA.
The Old Mill is a historic landmark where inside you'll find specialty shops and local cuisine.
The town is loaded with historic older homes and buildings.
Check out the cool Moth Cafe in the Old Mill.
There's parking right in front of all the craft shops and studios in the Old Mill.
Connie's Mill Pond is right across the street from the Old Mill.
There are nice, paved walkways around the lake.
The front view of the Old Mill gives you a view at its original look.
Any quaint little downtown wouldn't be complete without a bicycle shop.
Right on the corner is a newer excellent Italian market called La Vucciria.
A quaint little pastry shop run by a brilliant young pastry chef just opened up on Main Street on weekends.
There are so many small towns in NJ you might not know about.
Small towns in New Jersey you didn't know existed
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