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Old 10-27-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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Hi- We are looking to buy a house in Point Pleasant Boro. We would be moving from Bernardsville. Could anyone help us with compairing the two. We have children in elementary school. We don't have to move, we must love the shore.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:47 PM
 
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Hi- We are looking to buy a house in Point Pleasant Boro. We would be moving from Bernardsville. Could anyone help us with compairing the two. We have children in elementary school. We don't have to move, we must love the shore.
Then buy the house in Pt. Pleasant Beach, not Boro.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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What about flooding? The place is surrounded by water. How much damage from Sandy?
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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What about flooding? The place is surrounded by water. How much damage from Sandy?
I'm sure the beach and boro got hit pretty hard.

Best bet would be to ask a realtor and look at the flood maps.

Another option would be to buy a house that's already elevated.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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Then buy the house in Pt. Pleasant Beach, not Boro.
Why? Point Boro is close enough to the beach. You can bike to the beach from the eastern part of the town.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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Also the budget matters--Point Beach house prices are noticeably higher than the Boro's. Both are great towns for families.
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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Why? Point Boro is close enough to the beach. You can bike to the beach from the eastern part of the town.
Agree with this. Time to compare both towns, taxes etc. Might save a lot in the Borough.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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Why? Point Boro is close enough to the beach. You can bike to the beach from the eastern part of the town.
Why bike when you can walk.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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Why bike when you can walk.
Many reasons. Homes closer to the beach are more expensive and there’s the risk of flooding in another storm. Are the houses on the market lifted? Do they need to be? How expensive is flood insurance? People who move to the beach area to live full time who love the beach don’t need to be right on or mere blocks from the it. Living in the area gives you plenty of opportunity to quickly get to the beach for any spontaneous trips year long in a much shorter period of time than it would take from Bernardsville.

Point Beach gets so crowded in the summer, do you want people always parking in front of your house if you live within walking distance to the beach? Do you want to deal with increased traffic on your street and in your town for 3 whole months? Moving to a beach town like Point Pleasant Beach isn’t always as great as it seems. I have family in the town and each year they can’t wait until September hits.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Why bike when you can walk.
Four or five blocks? I loved my bike.
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