Forget Martha’s Vineyard or the Hamptons, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars call Jersey Shore home — at least in the summer. If you’re itching for a celeb sighting this season, look no further than these fashionable Garden State resort towns:
Each summer Joe and Melissa Gorga — along with their kids Antonia, Gino and Joey — disconnect from the drama of their reality TV lifestyle in the 5,000-square-foot waterfront vacation home. With three bedrooms, the modest property is just enough to host their big Italian family including sister-in-law Teresa Giudice who was spotted sitting poolside with Melissa just last week!
Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown lives fulltime in Montclair, but summers in a renovated Victorian home along with real estate developer husband Steven Plofker and their three sons. Decorated in a cozy cottage style with accents of blue and white, Bobbi’s impressive retreat affords sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and is mere steps from the beach!
Growing up in the outskirts of Philadelphia, Tina Fey grew accustomed to beach adventures to the Jersey Shore. Now that the comedienne has a family of her own, she still loves to visit this quant seaside community every year with husband Jeff Richmond and their two kids. But the funny girl isn’t the only Hollywood heavyweight you’ll see padding around town. Millburn native Anne Hathaway has spent summers in Cape May throughout her life and Oprah Winfrey has been seen dining at the Blue Pig Tavern!
Although it’s just stone’s throw from NYC, Middletown seems a world away. It’s no surprise that rock legends Jon Bon Jovi and Blondie songstress Debbie Harry both call this oceanfront community home. The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer’s chateau on the Navesink River boasts its very own bar, the Shoe Inn, and a state-of-the-art recording studio. But Jon is no recluse and occasionally stops in at his restaurant that gives back: JBJ Soul Kitchen in neighboring Red Bank.
“The Boss” got his start in Asbury Park and has undeniably become the signature sound of the Shore, and for over 30 years Bruce Springsteen called a 3,700-square-foot property in Rumson home before selling it to NBA player Randy Foye for $1.737 million earlier this year. The “Born in the USA” singer also has a sprawling 400-acre property in Colts Neck where his daughter Jessica — an accomplished equestrian — rides her horses.
Jon Stewart is a Lawrenceville native but created a family compound when he reportedly purchased side-by-side homes in 2009 and 2010 on the Navesink River (not far from Jon Bon Jovi’s pad) for about $7 million.