A once in a life time opportunity to live, educate, serve, restore and do business in Sandy Hook
The buildings offered for lease in this Request For Proposals (RFP) are located in the Fort Hancock cantonment area Historic Post, in Sandy Hook, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The buildings overlook the Sandy Hook Bay and are among the 110 significant structures reflecting Fort Hancock’s history as a US military base, vital to the defense of New York City from 1895 through the Cold War Era until it was decommissioned in 1974.
The areas of historical significance and recreational value in the Sandy Hook Unit include Fort Hancock Historic Post, Battery Potter, Battery Gunnison, and History House, a restored home on Officers Row. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Keepers’ Quarters, and Barn tell the story of the lonely life of a sentinel of the sea.
The Sandy Hook Unit contains five guarded beaches for swimming as well as a seven mile Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) shared by walkers, bicyclists, and in-line skaters. The MUP starts at the park entrance and loops around Fort Hancock. Hiking, birding, kite-surfing, and surf fishing are some of the highlights for visitors to the Sandy Hook Unit, as is picnicking in areas with views of New York City.