Click below to read this fascinating article on the history of Ocean Grove and the OGHOA by professor of history at Monmouth University Karen Schmelzkopf.

History of Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove Home Owners Association – Background

The Ocean Grove Home Owners Association was organized in 1953 and incorporated in 1987. The mission of the OGHOA is to protect and enhance property values and the quality of life in Ocean Grove. To that end, the Association provides a gathering place and forum for members and interested residents to discuss and exchange information and ideas about issues of concern to Ocean Grove homeowners.

The Association has always been involved in monitoring the activities of the local municipal and county governments; reporting to the members on those activities; and taking steps to direct the attention of elected and appointed government officials to the concerns of Ocean Grove residents.

OGHOA has always encouraged its members to take an active role in local government, and members of the Association have served, and continue to serve, on various boards and commissions of Neptune Township, including the Board of Education, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Rooming and Boarding House Commission, the Ocean Grove Sewerage Authority and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Although OGHOA is not a social organization, it continues the tradition, begun in its earliest days, of sponsoring an annual breakfast in the summer, a December Christmas party and the participation of its members in the annual Fourth of July and Founders’ Day celebrations.