Eatontown is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It borders on the Monmouth County municipalities of Shrewsbury, Oceanport, West Long Branch, and Ocean Township. Eatontown was named for Thomas Eaton, an early settler who built a mill there in 1670.
From 1917 until 2011, The United States Army operated Eatonton’s Fort Monmouth. It was also home to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, which trains 250 students per year to enter as freshmen into the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Eatontown is a diverse community, with a balance of residential neighborhoods and hubs of commerce and industry. In the center of Eatontown is the Monmouth Mall, which features numerous stores and restaurants, along with a 15-screen Cineplex. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay even owns a restaurant in Eatontown. Proximity to the beaches and the Monmouth Park Racetrack, along with its many recreational activities and attractive housing options make Eatontown a prime location along New Jersey’s shore.