The homes in Ocean Grove, New Jersey date back into the 1800’s. Many of the Victorian homes are still being lived in today. These Victorian Homes are protected by the Historical society. They may not be changed/altered in any fashion. To paint your Victorian home, you must submit an application to the town and historical association. You must choose from the “approved paint colors” when painting your home. The painting can be very intricate including different colored spindles that decorate the home. The ornate designs on the home are fondly referred to as “Gingerbread”. I adore this homes.