Northern Ocean County Real Estate
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Bay Head New Jersey
Considered an amazing part of the Jersey Shore's Gold Coast Bay Bay Head, New Jersey is located at the head of Barnegat Peninsula and Incorporated as a borough in 1886. It is an extremely small borough with a population of under 1000 in 2010. Bay Head residents see their borough as a country village located near major cities and prides it self on being a prime vacation spot for the rich and famous tourists from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 100 years.
And indeed Bay Head does look like a quaint and seaside village with it's beautiful shake homes hidden among the sand dunes, it's pristine beach, and it's numerous boutiques and antique shops. While this community does cater to tourists it also has a real sense of community as well. Bay Head's old fashioned community Christmas could be right out of a Currier and Ives photo.
For a village that caters to the rich and famous Bay Head is rather an unpretentious little village offering tourists opportunities to stay at lovely old fashioned bed and breakfast establishments as well as hotels. The Restaurants too serve, for the most part, simple yet tasty fare.
The children of Bay Head attend school in their own community from Kindergarten to 8th grade and then transfer to Point Pleasant Beach High School in Point Pleasant from grades 9 to 12. Most of the activities center around the beach and the jetty which offers a variety of activities such as fishing, swimming, sunbathing, sea shell collecting, or simply enjoying the fantastic sunsets.
There are no large shopping malls in Bay head. Instead shopping is an enjoyable adventure of exploring old antique shops loaded with wonderful antiques from the past and modern small boutiques that offer a wide variety of shopping experiences.
Crime rates in Bay Head are extremely low which is extremely rare in this day and age and makes Bay head an extremely attractive place to live. When you combine the low crime rate with the sense of community and the number of family oriented activities it is clear that Bay Head is a wonderful place for one to raise a family.
While the homes in this borough are extremely high priced there are many benefits that makes it well worth the housing prices. For those who want to raise their children in a community that is close to nature and offers a safe living environment, this may be the perfect seaside community.Bay Head may also be a great place for those wishing to retire.
Located close to several large cities, Bay head offers retirees the best the all worlds. Opportunities to enjoy the beach and play golf as well as visits to the cities to see shows and visit art galleries and museums. In fact, just as the tourists from large cities flock to Bay Head to enjoy the benefits of a small community during the summer months, so too can the inhabitants of Bay Head enjoy traveling to the big city to see the sights .
Brick Township New Jersey
One of America’s safest cities to live in, Brick Township consists of 32.3 square miles and is a community of more than 76,200 residents. Brick Township is certainly a beautiful place to reside. With characteristics of typical family neighborhoods, upscale subdivisions, 10 private adult communities, fine lagoon districts and a beautiful stretch of Oceanfront, Riverfront and Bayfront properties.
Brick Township enjoys a location that is convenient for commuters, providing daily service to New York City with commuter Park and Rides, as well as being within minutes to multiple Garden State Parkway on and off ramps. Well situated near all the best attractions that Ocean County has to offer we incorporate three pristine ocean beaches, a bayfront park, a number of local community riverfront beaches, numerous marinas, yacht clubs, grand shopping centers specialty shops, and fine dining experiences. In addition Brick Township is home to Ocean Medical Center member of the Meridian health care system which has become a vital part of the community and its services since its opening in 1984. The Brick Public Schools serve students in pre kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district consist of the A Primary Learning Center for pre k & kindergarten, seven elementary schools servicing grades 1 - 5 two middle schools for grades 6-8, and two high schools for grades 9-12. There is also a vocational school, for grades 9 to 12. The Brick public schools offer state championship sport teams a full spectrum of opportunity for special needs children and modernized programs preparing students for the 21st century. In addition there are 4 Pre-K to eight grade private schools one being St. Dominic School, rated as one of the finest Catholic schools in the Trenton Diocese. These schools also serve as a part of the Brick Township educational services.
There is a remarkable variety of year round recreational activities offered through the township's, Police Athletic League and recreation department. The township offers a civic center, numerous historic landmark sites, a public golf course, several parks and sports fields which are strategically located throughout the township, as well as a exquisite reservoir with walking and biking path for all residents to enjoy. Future plans include green energy projects, commercial redevelopement and more. These projects as well as a continued focus on economic growth will enhance revenue along with the quality of life for all Brick Township residents. Continue
Lavallette New Jersey
Lavallette, New Jersey is located on the Barnegat Peninsula and was founded in 1888 by Albert T. Lavallette and named after his father who distinguished himself as a hero in the war of 1812. Lavallette has the distinction of having both an ocean side and bay side beach which offers a variety of activities to those who enjoy the great out of doors.
Like many other communities along the Jersey shore, Lavallette has a population of less than 2000. Despite it's small population Lavallette is a thriving community that is well known for it's tranquility. This borough not only offers plenty of water sports, but also has spectacular sunrises and sunsets. While it is a vibrant tourist attraction it is also a peaceful and quiet village where one can raise a family and enjoy a variety of activities.
Lavallette has a beautiful waterfront park that offers a wide variety of activities including:
surfing ~ swimming ~ picnics ~ fishing ~ crabbing ~ boating and walking along the boardwalk
The two piers located at the waterfront makes them a great place to fish from shore or do a bit of crabbing. While the ocean side of the park makes for good surfing, the bay side offers swimming that is safe and fun for families. There are also a couple of boat launches for those who want to spend the day on the water.
Other activities in this borough include tennis, shuffleboard, roller blading, volleyball, and bocce. There is also a number of dining establishments that serves everything from sandwiches, to pizzas, to wonderful crab dinners. There are also a number of shopping areas, fish markets and other places to explore. There are al so water front movies, fireworks, and concerts that are held from time to time.
Lavallette has an elementary school that serves students kindergarten through 8th grade with high school students in grades 9-12 attending Pleasant Beach High School, in Pleasant Beach. The average price of homes in Lavallette is a little over $600,000 dollars.
Crime rate for this borough is extremely low making it a safe place to live despite it's relatively close distance to New York and other large cities.
This is a great place for people to raise children. The beautiful seaside community, the low crime rate, and the variety of family oriented activities makes this a both a great place to live and a great place to vacation. There are numerous benefits to living in Lavallette including it's closeness to the museums, shopping and other activities offered by the larger nearby cities.
While most places along the Jersey Shore offers families an opportunity to enjoy living on the ocean, few of these places offer the scenic views and serenity of Lavallette. It's quiet beaches and beautiful views offer anyone who loves the ocean a opportunity to enjoy a community that steep in it's beauty and serenity. While not for everyone this wonderful Jersey shore borough is a delight for those who choose to make their home here.
While the borough of Mantoloking has an extremely tiny year round population of less of than 300 that number grows to over 5000 during the summer months. Located on the Barnagat Peninsula Mantoloking is considered part of the Jersey Shore's gold coast.
Students living in Mantoloking attend school in Point Pleasant beach as this small seaside town has no schools of it's own. Like most towns along the Jersey Shore Mantoloking offers a number of recreational activities center around the water such as fishing and swimming or simply enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
For those who have made a good income and wish to move the area there are plenty of beautiful homes for sale but, they run high in price making this area affordable only to those who have an extremely good income. However, for those who can afford the price the views are breathtaking and the community is quiet most of the year. This may be a good place for those who are seeking a semi-quiet place to retire to live out their golden years. located at the head of Barnegat Peninsula and Incorporated as a borough in 1886. It is an extremely small borough with a population of under 1000 in 2010. Bay Head residents see their borough as a country village located near major cities and prides it self on being a prime vacation spot for the rich and famous tourists from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over 100 years.
Point Pleasant Beach New Jersey
Combines the architectural charm of past eras with the trendy amenities of today. Home to more than 5000 year round residents Point Pleasant Beach became independent of Brick Township in 1886. Located on the Barnegat Peninsula, Point Pleasant Beach is most famous for its white sandy beaches and one mile stretch of Boardwalk amusements. In the early 1900's Clark’s Landing was the center for amusement in the area but in 1915 Point Pleasant’s famous Boardwalk was constructed and eventually transformed into the famous amusement playground it is today. This expansive family boardwalk is one of the nicest in New Jersey, providing an experience for everyone. Jenkinson's Pavilion, Nightclub and Aquarium, Martells Tiki Bar & Restaurant, numerous rides, games of chance, arcades, multiple mini miniature golf courses and a varity of food choices.
Besides beaches and boardwalk Point Pleasant Beach offers a thriving downtown business district boasting fine antique shops, small boutique clothing stores, everyday retail services, street side café's and is home to Uncle Vinnie’s famous comedy club. The Inlet district offers fine award winning restaurants, full service fishing & charter boats creating a wonderful Jersey Shore atmosphere for residents and tourist to enjoy.
Point Pleasant Beach is summer strong with Hotels, Bed and Breakfast and residential rental accommodations for every budget. Including a full service Oceanfront Resort, Spa and Banquet facility The White Sands, offering a first class stay or wedding experience, A Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn that provides deluxe accommodations with fireplaces & jacuzzi rooms, gracious motels with swimming pools for a summer fun stay at the Jersey Shore and Single family rentals for weekly or monthly summer stays.
The Point Pleasant Beach School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are G. Harold Antrim Elementary School for grades K-8 and Point Pleasant Beach High School for grades 9-12 In addition to the students of Point Pleasant Beach, the district serves students from Bay Head and Lavallette for grades 9-12 and those from Mantoloking for K-12.
Point Pleasant Borough New Jersey
Year round residents enjoy the calm and serenity of traditional small town living in the winter months and the eventful fast paced Jersey Shore living during the summer months. Home to more than 20,000 Point Pleasant Boro was originally settled by people of English decent who were mainly farmers and boat builders. At one time the community was a booming logging center where trees were shipped out of the Beaver Dam Creek. The Point Pleasant Canal was built about three quarters of a century ago and this two mile ditch had been a dream of local planners since the early part of the nineteenth century. During WWII the canal was used as a thoroughfare for marine ships to safely pass through the Manasquan Inlet to the Barnegat bay.
The Canal & Beaver Dam Creek areas are now an alluring favorite of homeowners who appreciate boating, fishing and waterfront living throughout the year. Bay Head Shores is one neighborhood that takes advantage of canal front & bay-front homes where residences enjoy the history and beauty the borough has to offer. Bay Head Shores has even been home to the Academy Award Winner Joe Pecci the infamous Goodfellas actor.
Point Pleasant Borough is graced by numerous park and recreation areas Beaver Damm Creek County Park, an exquisite Riverfront park fronting on the Manasquan River as well as a Community park offering an outdoor amphitheater, where residents gather to enjoy movies in the park as well as other events throughout the year, There are numerous public boat launches, yacht clubs and marinas as well as a handful of public fishing locations strategically located throughout the Boro. Point Pleasant Boro offers it's residents full services pharmacy, hardware, farm markets, florists, boutiques, large shopping centers, car dealers, diners, a full range of dining experiences, medical offices, law offices and much more.
The Point Pleasant Boro school district consists of Ocean Road Elementary, Nellie Bennett
Elementary, Memorial Middle and Point Pleasant Borough High School.
The NJ Transit rail line runs services to New York and northern Monmouth county towns daily and is extremely convenient for commuters who live in Point Pleasant Beach and Boro.These two independent municipalities have much to offer its residents and are two great places to reside at the Jersey Shore.
Seaside Heights New JerseyIf you are young, ambitious, and looking for to make your home in a community where a large portion of the community is under the age of 35 then Seaside heights, New Jersey may well be the ideal place for you to settle down. Seaside Heights is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey with a winter time population of less than 3,000 however, during the summer months the population of little seaside community may swell to over 60,000 and most of the summer population ranges under the age of 21. It is Seaside Heights boardwalk filled with various amusements that bring the young to this seaside tourist area in droves, and the fact that it is the home of the hit show Jersey Shore doesn't hurt the communities image of financial status. In fact, the show has been credit with giving this community whose average income is a little $28,000 a year a much needed financial boost. Although the community is heavily made up of singles and young married couples without children it is still a great place to raise a family as this community offers many family oriented events through out the year including concerts, films, parades, and fireworks all for free. The Seaside Heights school system includes grades k-6 with those students who are in 7th to 12th grade attending the central region school district. Summer employment opportunities for high school and college students abound at the different entertainment venues along the boardwalk. There are also a number of different types of eating establishments in Seaside Heights ranging from burger joints to fine dining. Seaside heights offers some of the most beautiful beaches on the East coast as well as plenty of opportunities for boating and fishing during the warm summer months. Single family homes and Condos all are reasonably priced and for those looking for great investment property there are many apartment complexes in this community built to accommodate the influx of tourists from April to October. Many of the homes and apartment buildings are on the waterfront and offer green lawns and spectacular views. Sunrises and sunsets here are quite breathtaking. While many communities along the Jersey shore offers great places for retired couples and those with somewhat older families part of the charm of Seaside heights it's youthful population and exuberance. It a place where those who are 30 something and younger can work and play and enjoy life at it's finest. Whether you are looking to buy a place to live or simply a vacation home on the Jersey shore Seaside Heights is definitely a community to consider.
Seaside Park New Jersey
In between enjoying your summer or year round home, make sure to take advantage of the local hot spots. Have lunch at 3c’s Luncheonette, Ebby’s Cafe Alfresco or Surf Taco. Have dinner at The Atlantic Bar and Grill, Windjammer Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant or the Sawmill located right on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. And, don’t forget to stop in for sweet treats and dessert at Charlie’s Ice Cream or Sundae Times Ice Cream parlors. Shopping is Seaside Park can also be fun with B&B Department store, Ocean Gift Shop, Right Coast Surf Shop, or Silver Apple Surf Shop. And you may want to fill up your bar refrigerator by shopping at, White Oak or Bluefront Liquors Fun Town Pier is located in Seaside Park and is packed with fun for the kids and adults.From go-carts to roller coasters to their famed Tower of Fear, there is a ride for every age group and thrill seeker. You can even get your tickets online so that you do not have to wait in line.
Life spent in Seaside Park begins with glorious beach sunrises, breathtaking sunsets and helpful community services. The Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company Number 1 was founded in 1913. The Seaside Park fire company has several volunteers and is significantly supported by its residents. The Seaside Park firehouse services not only the Park but South Seaside Park as well which is a borough of Berkeley Township. Seaside Park has also been home to Tri-Boro First Aid since 1938. Tri-Boro First Aid is made up of local volunteers who service Seaside Park, South Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.
The Seaside Park Elementary School educates an average of 62 students yearly in grades K-6. Central Regional Middle School serves grades 7 and 8 and for grades 9 through 12, Central Regional High School serves students from the municipalities of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. The total student population in the district is approximately 2,400, instructed by over 200 staff members.With over 4000 homes in Seaside Park, there is a home and lifestyle for everyone. Choose a luxury Oceanfront home, Bayfront home, Townhome or a beach block getaway and start making memories at the Jersey Shore.
Toms River New Jersey
Toms River is the county seat of Ocean County and is the 8th largest township in New Jersey. With 41 square miles of land, 12 square miles of water and 90,000 residents, Toms River is well known for presenting the second largest Halloween parade in the United States.
Its historic downtown district consisting mainly of the Main Street, Washington Street and Water Street contains the County Courthouse, its adjacent justice complex, municipal offices as well as the county library. Several restaurants and professional offices are also there to serve the busy downtown area. The township offers its residents a typical Jersey Shore or suburban lifestyle with year round commerce and economic opportunities throughout.
The majority of residential neighborhoods are located on the mainland. Silverton, Green Island, Snug Harbor, Shelter Cove, Bayshore, North Dover, Cranmoore and Gilford Park are just a few. The Toms River Beaches North and South are located on the Barnegat peninsula / or on the Barrier Island, consisting of Ortley Beach, Normandy Beach, Normandy Shores, Monterey Beach, Ocean Beaches 1,2 & 3, Chadwick Beach, Chadwick Island, Seacrest Beach, and Silver Beach. Adult communities make up a portion of the Toms River community as well. A few choices consist of Greenbriar Woodlands, Lake Ridge, Holiday City Silverton and The Gardens of Pleasant Plains. These communities all offer various amenities with clubhouses, pools, golf courses and plenty of clubs to choose from. All of the adult communities in Toms River offer easy access to major roadways.In the western portion of Toms River retirees are offered a combination of Active Adult Community associations in The Holiday City Area. These communities are made up of more than 15,000 homes and are accessed from Route 37 West in Toms River but are actually located in the Township of Berkeley with an access point on Dover Road. All of these communities have Toms River Mailing addresses and are serviced by the Toms River Postal Service.
Parks and recreation are abundant throughout the township with 2 County parks as well as 6 others strategically located throughout various neighborhoods. Along with offering a municipally owned 18-hole golf course, The Toms River Country Club offers its members golf, swimming, and dining facilities. The YMCA is available to men, woman and children of ages providing an Olympic sized swimming pool as well as year round programs for all. Toms River also has one of the oldest indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in New Jersey, as well as being home to Toms River Yacht Club which has the distinction of being one of the oldest Yacht Clubs in the nation. The Poland Springs Arena built in 2003 is a 19,939 sq. ft. 3,208-seat multi-purpose arena it hosts various local concerts and sporting events as well as being used for various school basketball games throughout the season. Toms River is also lucky enough to have the only Indoor Athletic Complex Bubble in Ocean County.
The Atlantic Ocean, The Barnegat Bay, The Toms River, Silver Bay and The Kettle Creek offer enjoyable sea and shore recreation to all its residents and visitors alike, boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, para-sailing, jet skiing, and riverboat cruises which are easily found throughout the Toms River township. Community Medical Center is a 592-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital, offering world-class medical treatment with the comforts of hometown care. Opened in 1961, CMC has evolved into the largest non-teaching hospital in New Jersey. It has 600 physicians on its medical staff and more than 2,000 associates. The medical Center is Ocean County's largest and most active health-care facility.
Toms River has the largest suburban school district in New Jersey with approximately 20,000 students in 18 district schools. Toms River schools service neighboring townships of Beachwood, Pine Beach and South Toms River. The district is made up of 12 elementary schools, 3 intermediate schools and 3 high schools. In addition, St Joseph’s grammar school and Monsignor Donovan High school are catholic schools in town. Ocean County College is a two year college with four year options through Kean University; it offers credit and non-credit courses, a full spectrum of learning opportunities and is home to The Robert J Novins Planetarium. Its main campus sits on 275 picturesque acres which is located just south of the Silverton section of Toms River on Hooper Ave.
Only 90 miles from Manhattan and 55 miles to Philadelphia, Toms River has several major intersecting roadways, making it easily accessible for commuters to various parts of the state. Major roadways include the Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 9, Route 35, Route 37, Route 70, Route 166, County Route 527, County Route 530, County Route 549 and County Route 571. The main bus station in Toms River is located in the historic downtown district off exit 81 of the Garden State Parkway. The township is served by New Jersey Transit with various bus routes to Newark, Journal Square in Jersey City, Port Authority in NYC, and Atlantic City as well local travel through various other Ocean County communities. The Central Railroad of New Jersey and Pennsylvania Railroad ended service to the township in the late 1940s. The nearest rail station is the terminus of the North Jersey Coast Line and is located in Bay Head or Point Pleasant Beach. Service is currently being evaluated to nearby Lakehurst on the proposed Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex Line. Continue