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Old 08-12-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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I know it's an old post but I just wanted to add that there are so many nice towns along the new Jersey shore it is hard to chose one.
On the coast
.......SeaGirt,Manasquan,SpringLake,Belmar ,Avon,Rumson, and inland Red bank ,Wall ,Colts Neck,Point Pleasent,Brick,Homdel...etc .I know I missed alot so sorry to anyone but there are a good number.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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I'm moving back after growing up in Rumson. Wouldn't move there now, very different dynamics, but in the general area. Spring lake is my all time favorite, my Dad grew up in one of the old homes on Ocean Ave during his summers (He's 76). The home is rebuilt now but using the same lines. I have this urge to knock on the door to see if they need a dog walker!! It will be a year till I can start the overall job & home search. But I'm watching you jersey guys to see what's up!

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Old 08-13-2008, 02:22 AM
 
Location: South Philly
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Does any know of a great year-round town on the Jersey Shore? (ex. a nice "main" street with restaurants, shops, nearby Catholic church, etc)

Not to make things more difficult, but we like activty. A quiet/sleepy town would not work for us. Thanks again for your help!
Wow! So, to answer your question . . . and I'll assume you don't have school aged children.

Red Bank is probably as happening as you're going to get.
Fair Haven is OK but doesn't have a big downtown. Ditto Little Silver.
Long Branch is really coming along, especially the area between the train station and West End.

Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach are great, are close to all of the great stuff happening in Asbury Park and don't get too quiet during the winter.

Belmar does quiet down in the winter but that's going to change soon with all that they have planned for Main St and the area around the train station.

Spring Lake is beautiful but it does get really quiet in the winter.

Manasquan is OK. Sort of like Fair Haven.

Point Pleasant works. Stuff to do off of the boardwalk but the traffic does get rough in the summer.

Freehold - maybe 20 minutes from the beach, not great for commuting to North Jersey but has a nice, vibrant downtown

Atlantic Highlands. How could I forget. Not a huge downtown but it has a few neat places.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Bay Head is a quiet town with New England style clapboard houses. There downtown consists of 5 stores and a post office and a bank.
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