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Old 01-01-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks so much, too bad about poor ole' AC ....As a single woman I need to be extra cautious. I will investigate Ventnor City/
Also check out Margate City which borders Ventnor City to the south. I have friends that used to live there year-round. It gets very quiet during the winter months, but during the summer the beach is very nice and does not get overly crowded like some of the beach towns further north.

As for Connecticut, I grew up there and I can tell you that despite CT having a shoreline, it is really not known for its beaches. The beaches tend to be small and since it's only the Long Island sound you don't get the real ocean experience. There are certainly no resort beach towns like you see in NJ. Most people I knew from CT always went to Misquamicut beach in Rhode Island.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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However, as I think someone mentioned upthread, neighboring towns like Ventnor City might be a bit more affordable. Ventnor is where a lot of the cops, firefighters, and casino workers live. There are apartment complexes where working people live. The town also has its own beach. There is no liquor sold in Ventnor City.
Thanks so much, too bad about poor ole' AC ....As a single woman I need to be extra cautious. I will investigate Ventnor City/[/quote]

I wouldn't suggest Atlantic City even if you were a burly guy.

I asked where you live because I was afraid that it might be somewhere in the middle of the country, and that you'd tell us that you'd never been to a beach. OK, NY and you've been to the beach.

How long a drive do you consider a reasonable commute? You may find a job or an apartment near the beach, but not necessarily both.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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Well, the short version is that Atlantic City for one or two blocks from the ocean is full of the glitz of hotels and casinos and a shopping area or two with outlets, etc. Further in from that it's a run-down ghetto with a higher-than-average percentage of the population living in poverty and all that comes with such places; such as prostitution, drug addiction, crime. It's not a nice place to live.

However, as I think someone mentioned upthread, neighboring towns like Ventnor City might be a bit more affordable. Ventnor is where a lot of the cops, firefighters, and casino workers live. There are apartment complexes where working people live. The town also has its own beach. There is no liquor sold in Ventnor City.
Exactly this! Yes I would avoid AC proper, but Ventnor is fine, as is Brigantine. There is a bit more petty crime there because itís just over the bridge to the ďbadĒ end of AC (while it gets nicer as you move toward Ventnir)Brigantine used to be dirt cheap but I think properties appreciated in the last 5-10 years. A lot of casino workers live there.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:26 PM
 
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Here’s a one bedroom near the beach in Margate for $950: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/...6994239ae.html

You might like Margate better than OC as a single woman as there are more “adult” things to do, nice restaurants and bars, close to AC (despite crime, it’s fine in the tourist areas) it’s fun there due to concerts, beach and bay bars with good bands in the summer, etc. Ocean City is dry, and has mainly families and older people. I joined a local political club early on because I wanted to meet people (both friends and a partner), and it was me and half a dozen octogenarians. It was good for my ego though, as they’d turn to me when they were discussing how to get the young people out to vote, and I was in my 40’s, lol.

I loved living there but it’s not the best place for meeting people for dating. I had to always drive out of town to go out with friends in neighboring towns which meant I couldn’t really have fun cause I had to drive back. Since it’s dry, the police often just sit on the bridge and wait for people to drive back over. It would have been nice to be able to walk to a nice outside bar on the water.

You might also want to check into Sea Isle City. That’s an older town too, and while it has somewhat of a reputation as a college party town, it is much less so today. I know several people who either vacation there or live there, and they love it. There are a lot of good bands in the summer. It is more deserted than OC, Margate or Ventnor in the off season. Also know the south end of OC, 34th street and higher, is pretty empty in the off season. I would personally find it creepy. The downtown area, teens to about 5th Street, is most populated in winter, and there are great year round stores.

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Old 01-01-2019, 09:24 PM
 
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Hereís a one bedroom near the beach in Margate for $950: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/...6994239ae.html

You might like Margate better than OC as a single woman as there are more ďadultĒ things to do, nice restaurants and bars, close to AC (despite crime, itís fine in the tourist areas) itís fun there due to concerts, beach and bay bars with good bands in the summer, etc. Ocean City is dry, and has mainly families and older people. I joined a local political club early on because I wanted to meet people (both friends and a partner), and it was me and half a dozen octogenarians. It was good for my ego though, as theyíd turn to me when they were discussing how to get the young people out to vote, and I was in my 40ís, lol.

I loved living there but itís not the best place for meeting people for dating. I had to always drive out of town to go out with friends in neighboring towns which meant I couldnít really have fun cause I had to drive back. Since itís dry, the police often just sit on the bridge and wait for people to drive back over. It would have been nice to be able to walk to a nice outside bar on the water.

You might also want to check into Sea Isle City. Thatís an older town too, and while it has somewhat of a reputation as a college party town, it is much less so today. I know several people who either vacation there or live there, and they love it. There are a lot of good bands in the summer. It is more deserted than OC, Margate or Ventnor in the off season. Also know the south end of OC, 34th street and higher, is pretty empty in the off season. I would personally find it creepy. The downtown area, teens to about 5th Street, is most populated in winter, and there are great year round stores.
......pretty sure it's a "winter rental".
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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......pretty sure it's a "winter rental".
Nope it’s yearly. My apartment was yearly as well. $813 a month right on the OC boardwalk when I moved out last year. As I said, in the older buildings you can find reasonable yearly rentals at the shore. Winter rentals are advertised in the late summer/early fall not this far into the winter, and are clearly advertised as winter rental. My ex rented an entire house in Margate for $1200 a month year round. $950 would be an extremely high rent for a winter one bedroom rental in Margate especially as there is only 3-4 months left. Winter rentals are either Sept or October through April.

Here is a two bedroom at the south end of Ocean City for $775 a month clearly stating yearly rental.https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/C...86627379_zpid/

Here is a one bedroom on a beach block (a corner to boot) on the Gold Coast, one of the most expensive areas of Ocean City for $1100 a month yearly. https://www.zillow.com/b/2222-Centra...-74.595121_ll/

A lot of people mistakenly think that because summer rentals can cost thousands a week, that yearly rentals necessarily follow suit. It is not the case.Not everyone wants all the work and headaches required for summer rentals. There are many people like my landlord, who really didn’t need the money as building was long paid off, just wanted good people in his units who pretty much left him alone.

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Old 01-02-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Nope itís yearly. My apartment was yearly as well. $813 a month right on the OC boardwalk when I moved out last year. As I said, in the older buildings you can find reasonable yearly rentals at the shore. Winter rentals are advertised in the late summer/early fall not this far into the winter, and are clearly advertised as winter rental. My ex rented an entire house in Margate for $1200 a month year round. $950 would be an extremely high rent for a winter one bedroom rental in Margate especially as there is only 3-4 months left. Winter rentals are either Sept or October through April.

Here is a two bedroom at the south end of Ocean City for $775 a month clearly stating yearly rental.https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/C...86627379_zpid/

Here is a one bedroom on a beach block (a corner to boot) on the Gold Coast, one of the most expensive areas of Ocean City for $1100 a month yearly. https://www.zillow.com/b/2222-Centra...-74.595121_ll/

A lot of people mistakenly think that because summer rentals can cost thousands a week, that yearly rentals necessarily follow suit. It is not the case.Not everyone wants all the work and headaches required for summer rentals. There are many people like my landlord, who really didnít need the money as building was long paid off, just wanted good people in his units who pretty much left him alone.
When I first moved to Long Branch while I searched for a condo in Monmouth County, I found a similar situation. The apartment was in a two-family house and not far from Monmouth University. The landlord had previously rented to college students, and so he was happy to find someone who paid the rent on time and didn't have the police there because of drunks.
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:53 PM
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Location: Albany, NY
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[quote=ocnjgirl;54032971]Nope itís yearly. My apartment was yearly as well. $813 a month right on the OC boardwalk when I moved out last year. As I said, in the older buildings you can find reasonable yearly rentals at the shore. Winter rentals are advertised in the late summer/early fall not this far into the winter, and are clearly advertised as winter rental. My ex rented an entire house in Margate for $1200 a month year round. $950 would be an extremely high rent for a winter one bedroom rental in Margate especially as there is only 3-4 months left. Winter rentals are either Sept or October through April.

Yes, that's what I'm thinking after looking on craigslist & hot pads over the years at several shore communities. It's a hobby of mine , lol, and yes I'm aware of all the scams on CL!
Proximity to Manahattan isn't super important. I would want to take the train or bus whichever easier to see my daughter in Brooklyn a couple times a month. I also have a cousin In Parsippany.

Ideally I could work a hotel job within a 40 minute commute and home health gigs part time nearby. Here in New York state the agencies are always looking for PCA's & HHA's, though i would need to change over to a NJ PCA cert.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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I can recommend some places, however they arent specifically in CT or NJ.. and are quite pretty near the ocean

Wareham, MA
Anywhere near Coastal New Bedford, MA
Cocoa, FL
Myrtle Beach, SC
Westerley, RI
Vineland, NJ (Okay a bit far, but whos down for a drive??)

Okay yo might be able to scrape by at 1,100 at some of these places Good Luck!
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:17 PM
 
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Not Vineland.
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