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Old 09-04-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Of all the towns I've looked for new homes in NJ, Toms River has the largest selection. Does this have something to do with the Cancer clusters rumors, years ago?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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More likely the fact that Toms River has become way over built in the past 2 decades
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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More likely the fact that Toms River has become way over built in the past 2 decades
yup. and to the OP - where else are you looking? toms river encompasses a huge area and is probably the largest township in that part of ocean county.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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People don't realize that Toms River is the 5th largest (I think) city in NJ. We have a POP. of close to 90K. We also have one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country right now. All adds up to too many people paid too much and have to sell (JMO).

We also have the best schools in Ocean County - Just wanted to give us a positive plug:-)
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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what is the cancer clusters?
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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what is the cancer clusters?
Goes back several decades to the old Toms River chemical plant
supposedly or maybe by now proved to have been dumping chemicals into water......resulting in cancer clusters.

That is just the short & sweet version...I'm sure if there are any long time Toms River residents who post here they may elaborate on this.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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what is the cancer clusters?
A factory was polluting a well, that served as a drinking water source for a number of people in the Toms River area. There were numerous reports of children born with tumors in that same area. It was a cluster of neighborhoods that were infected with higher rates of cancer.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Lots of homes for sale all over.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Lots of homes for sale all over.
I agree! My grandmother lived for years in Toms River and its accually the first place I ever went as a child in NJ. It was nice then and still is. I have some friends there and they still love the Area.

Diane
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:16 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I was back in NJ last week, and one of the towns where I visited some friends was Brigantine, an island by a bridge to Atlantic City. Brigantine's new sign motto entering their town should say: "Brigantine: For Sale". Without exaggeration, one out of every 5 homes was for sale, and this was only on the main boulevard heading towards the north end of the island. I'm afraid I didn't even begin to scratch the surface. That said, I was impressed with that island, compared to the last time I was there about 10 years ago. After the rates are raised, and the banks assume control of these properties post-foreclosure, many qualified buyers will come in there with conventional 15-30 year fixed loans and occupy these places. They will be the beneficiaries of a much improved town.
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