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Area Code 848

Where Is Area Code 848?

Updated: December 20th 2017

Area code 848 is the area code for parts of Central New Jersey and parts of the Jersey Shore. Area code 848 was put into service in 2001 and is an overlay of area code 732. Area code 848 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Somerset County, and Union County.

Brick Township is a township in Ocean County in New Jersey. Going back in history, the first settlers arrived between 1742 and 1757. This was the time of the beginning of the sawmill industry, so the settlers were attracted to the virgin woodlands. In 1850, Ocean County was created from parts of Monmouth County and Burlington County. With the creation of Ocean County, Brick Township was incorporated as a township; the township was named after its most notable resident, Joseph Brick. The residents of Brick made their living off the land; at one point, Brick led Ocean County in the production of cranberries. During the 1900s, beaches, camps, and cabins were built, turning Brick into a rural resort area. In 2005, the Brick Township Reservoir opened; it cost $19.4 million and was the largest construction project ever in Brick. The year 2012 was a rough one for Brick because Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of Brick and because Brick ranked sixth in New Jersey with 550 reported incidents of opiate or heroin abuse. Today Brick has a population of 75,072 and the racial makeup of the township is 93.05% White, 7.06% Hispanic, 2.00% African American, and 1.56% Asian (2010 Census). With an overall crime rate less than the New Jersey average and the national average, Brick is considered a very safe place to reside in. Brick operates three ocean beaches and one riverfront beach. There is a public trail that encircles the Brick Township Reservoir along with fishing stations, gazebos, and benches.

Middletown Township is a township in Monmouth County in New Jersey. In 2006, 2008, and 2010, CNNMoney.com included Middletown in their Top 100 Best Places to Live. Going back in history, the first European landing in Middleton occurred in 1609. During the American Revolutionary War, the British held Middletown until after the Battle of Monmouth. Middletown was originally formed in 1693 and was incorporated as a township in 1798. The completion of a railroad junction in 1875 turned the township into a fast growing suburb by the start of the 20th century.

Today Middletown has a population of 66,522 and the racial makeup of the township is 93.89% White, 5.37% Hispanic, 2.60% Asian, and 1.31% African American (2010 Census). With an overall crime rate significantly less than the New Jersey average and the national average, Middletown is an extremely safe place to reside in.

Middletown is home to the largest police force and fire department in Monmouth County. Deep Cut Gardens is located in Middletown and consists of 54 acres of gardens and greenhouses. The Sandy Hook peninsula is also located in Middletown; at the tip of Sandy Hook is the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the United States.

Major Cities In Area Code 848

Edison Township

Woodbridge Township

Brick Township

Middletown Township

Lakewood Township

Lakewood Township is a township in Ocean County in New Jersey and is a center of Orthodox Judaism. Situated on the Coastal Plain, Lakewood is a fairly flat place. Going back in history, the first European landing in Lakewood was around 1750. In 1880, it was named Lakewood and then was incorporated as a township in 1892. Today Lakewood has a population of 92,843 and the racial makeup of the township is 84.33% White, 17.30% Hispanic, 6.35% African American, and 0.84% Asian (2010 Census). Like the other two townships previously mentioned, Lakewood is considered a safe place to reside in. Since Lakewood is home to a high number of Jewish people, there are numerous yeshivas and Jewish day schools located throughout the township. Parts of Lakewood are part of an urban enterprise zone, which is an area free of certain taxes and restrictions to encourage economic growth and development. Lakewood is home to the Strand Theatre, a vaudeville theater that has been in business since 1922. The FirstEnergy Park is a stadium that opened in 2001 and is primarily used for baseball and on occasion for outdoor concerts.

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