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Old 11-24-2006, 02:21 PM
 
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Default best towns in ocean and monmouth county to raise kids

we are relocating to jersey (eatontown) from connecticut. what towns have great school systems and homes under 500 thousand dollars? we would like to be as close to the beach as possible, in a town that is child and dog friendly. the most important thing for us are the school systems. equally important is crime rate since we are coming from a very small town. we would also like the town to have a younger demographic late 20's to 50's. any advice would be much appreciated. thanks
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Brick Township has good schools, extremely low crime, lots of parks (including a leash free dog park) and shopping; Ocean County mall, Freehold mall, and Eatontown mall are 15-20 minutes or so away...beach is 15 or so minutes away too. Not sure what the official age demographic is; Brick does have a lot of senior citizens, but it has a lot of young folks and families, too.
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:08 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply!
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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Brick and Toms River Areas are good, IMO for Ocean County. I've grown up in the Toms River my WHOLE life, and have found it to be a GREAT area to grow up in. My parents raised three kids in Beachwood and loved it. No problems. AWESOME schools in TR. Same with Brick. GREAT things about their schools as well is ALL i've heard. Bricks the SAFEST town in America. TR is like #16. Good area to focus in if looking in Ocean County. Everything is at your fingertips. The beach, 4 seasons (I LOVE Winters at the shore personally), shopping, food, GREAT schools nearby.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:02 PM
 
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Brick Township is the safest town in all of the United States. According to the latest FBI report.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I grew up in brick and moved to toms river in highschool, both are great towns, pretty expensive though, but they have a lot going on. Your so close to everything you could possibly do in NJ, plus its less then an hour to Philly, NYC, or Atlantic City, you cant go wrong. I just moved out on my own and trying to find a house in my price range was really hard, (especially since I'm so picky) so I settled for a condo in North Dover. If money's not a problem then homes in North Dover are where you want to be, its very nice here. One thing about brick is its VERY populated and there is sooooo much traffic, but it's a great town with great people. There are a lot of crappy LOOKING neighborhoods so visit before you buy. Other towns to consider are Manchester (Pine lake Park) or some places in Manahawkin (this town is growing by the minute).
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:09 PM
 
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Brick is a great town to live in. Our schools are super. We are known for the speech program here. A neighbor two blocks over moved here and one reason is because of the programs our schools offer. We were rated the safest place. Lived here 12 years and raising two children. Are you thinking of relocating to Brick area?
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:21 AM
 
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If I never set foot in Brick, NJ It would be too soon. Too crowded, too much traffic, too many geriatrics, too much white trash. Explore Monmouth County. much better
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:30 AM
 
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Personally, I love Freehold.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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I grew up in brick and moved to toms river in highschool, both are great towns, pretty expensive though, but they have a lot going on. Your so close to everything you could possibly do in NJ, plus its less then an hour to Philly, NYC, or Atlantic City, you cant go wrong. I just moved out on my own and trying to find a house in my price range was really hard, (especially since I'm so picky) so I settled for a condo in North Dover. If money's not a problem then homes in North Dover are where you want to be, its very nice here. One thing about brick is its VERY populated and there is sooooo much traffic, but it's a great town with great people. There are a lot of crappy LOOKING neighborhoods so visit before you buy. Other towns to consider are Manchester (Pine lake Park) or some places in Manahawkin (this town is growing by the minute).
Please stop with the eaxaggerations. Brick is a fine community but there's no way you're maiing it to NYC or Philly in under in an hour unless you have a helicopter.
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