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Old 07-12-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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iam looking at a home in toms river zip08753 were latin american how is our race welcome there
It's not diverse, but I don't think anyone will have an issue with you moving in. The local town with the highest Hispanic population - Lakewood - is certainly an area to avoid. The Hispanic population there is largely here illegally and there is a lot of poverty and gang/drug activity. Though some parts are OK, it's not the best place to raise a family. Definitely move on in to T.R.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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As someone who grew up in Toms River/Ocean County area almost my entire life, I can personally give you my opinion. Toms River has just about EVERY convienience you could want. You are close to ALOT of shopping, beaches, entertainment, golf courses, parks, seasonal activities.. the list can go on and on. You would be close enough to take a day trip to either Atlantic City or New York City, Philly.. If you want it, desire it or need it, you can just about have it all at your door in Toms River.
Yes, there are better areas than others. As stated in the other replies, there are good and bad in almost EVERY area. Downtown Toms River has lot of history mixed with modern convieniences, there are alot of quiet neighborhoods as well as active areas, where you buy should be met with what life you like to live. I dont see you not being able to find what you are looking for.
The hospital is adequate for typical/emergency needs but I would agree that you would want to travel North or to Philly if seeking Specialists (depending on circumstance).
Toms River has a WIDE spectrum of people, classes, housing sizes and needs. I LOVE IT HERE.
Yes, traffic can get hectic, especially if you are new to the area and dont know how to get around other than the main roads, but with so much to offer here, the traffic is understandable and roadwork is being performed with expansions on many of the roads. Also, when you get used to the area, you will find how to use back roads to avoid back-ups on major roads, especially in the Summer.
I have found; as far as education, that Toms River has had its ups and downs with drugs in our schools but as in every other area, measures are always being taken/sought to curb the problem.
I had to move from Toms River for a short while when I was young and had to go to another school a few districts away. At that time I was being taught the same thing in that district in the 9th grade that I had already learned in Toms River 6th grade. The activities the schools offer are incredible.
I would be happy to have you contact me if you have any other questions, concerns or needs.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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You may want to look at the crime statistics for Toms River Township. Unfortunately crime have been increasing for the last five (5) years. Particularly disturbing is that Toms River has a problem with burglaries...a very personal and emotionally devastating crime in which someone enters your home and takes your most valuable and prized possessions.

What makes this even more alarming is that crime has been going down in neighboring towns (Brick, Manchester, Jackson,Berkley). This obviously speaks volumes about the TR Police Dept & their longtime Chief!
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Theft and burglary have gone up in a lot of places in the last cpuple of years.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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You may want to look at the crime statistics for Toms River Township. Unfortunately crime have been increasing for the last five (5) years. Particularly disturbing is that Toms River has a problem with burglaries...a very personal and emotionally devastating crime in which someone enters your home and takes your most valuable and prized possessions.

What makes this even more alarming is that crime has been going down in neighboring towns (Brick, Manchester, Jackson,Berkley). This obviously speaks volumes about the TR Police Dept & their longtime Chief!

Where are you getting those stats? I'm guessing with the current economy that the crime rate is up everywhere.
I believe Brick has a higher crime rate than Toms River.
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