The borough of Highlands provides Victorian charm and a small-town atmosphere along the beautiful Jersey Shore. Quaint and compact, Highlands Borough covers less than one square mile with quaint homes that enjoy a panoramic setting. Recreational amenities range from beaches and oceanfront sports to county parks and sports facilities. Nearby Atlantic Highlands features the famous Stone Bridge and a municipal harbor with restaurants, gazebos, tennis courts, playgrounds, a fishing pier, and party or charter boats. Highlands is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities (Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport, Matawan, Middletown and Union Beach) in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline.