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Old 08-15-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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Then I would look at Mays Landing itself. EHT is exactly what you don't want, traffic on a daily basis, no real downtown, not walker friendly and lots of big box stores.

I actually think Margate or even Ocean City would not be bad commutes and both are ideal walking/shopping towns. You will only encounter traffic Friday nights and only Friday nights for 2 months of the year. Once you learn all the back ways to get around down here, of which there are many, you will find it's not nearly as bad as you think. The drive between OC and Mays Landing, which I make a lot, is actually quite enjoyable on 559.
Agree 100%. Mays Landing is nice but I'm not sure why they wouldn't want to be closer to the beach (and, hence, their children). Margate and Longport are perfectly nice towns in which to live, as is OC. And the beach is right up the street no matter where you are - can't beat that!

Like you said, the traffic is only bad on Friday nights from mid-June 'til Labor Day. It's not the end of the world. It's not like you're dealing with North Jersey-style traffic on a daily basis! People really overstate the traffic issues around here!

I'd also take a look at Linwood. It's a very, very nice town (on the mainland). Really, you're never going to be THAT far from Mays Landing. None of the towns we've mentioned are more than ten minutes away from each other.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Thank y'all for all the good advice. If anyone has any further tips I would love to hear them! Traffic here at the beach is a nightmare in the summer but fine the rest of the year. Maybe looking toward the shore would be good.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Philly Metro
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If I was coming down from North Jersey, and I was used to having shopping right next door to me, I'd live in EHT. It basically looks like Paramus.

If I was coming from the South, and I wanted to remain in a laid back, friendly atmosphere, I'd look to the shore towns, or definitely Mays Landing. Mays Landing kinda has a gentrified, Southern feel to it. And looking at a map, it is longitudinally below the Mason Dixon line! Its a nice town- I even like it and I'm not a huge fan of Southern NJ myself.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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We have lived in Egg Harbor Township for 4 years and I think it is a great place to live. 15 minutes from the great beaches in Ocean City and close to shopping, parks, etc.

It is suburban, but I'm from North Jersey. Here you have a lot more space for your money! Houses are not on top of each other, etc. As for traffic, yes there is some but again compared to North Jersey the traffic here is minimal. You will get traffic with people coming to the shore, etc. but if you know when the times are to avoid it you just do that. Traffic really isn't bad here.

People here are friendly and there is some diversity. Hope this helps....
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I guess it pays to do some searching before posting a new thread
This was somewhat helpful to me, so thank you Beachrules.

Since the death of both of our parents this year, my brother has moved to Brigantine and my sister is moving to Ocean City in January. Both are renting, however, and I'm looking to buy. With 3 large dogs, I am going to need a nice chunk of Land. One of the prettiest towns I've seen is Linwood - but it's tough, if not impossible, to get close to an acre, and the taxes are INSANE.
I thought that perhaps EHT would suite me well - but it sounds as though it's pretty congested. Looks like I'm back to looking in CM County Upper and Middle Townships in the areas of Mamora, ocean View, Seaville and CMCH. It will be a longer ride to see my brother and sister...but it's more rural.

Great thread, and I thank you.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:01 AM
 
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You'll actually have an easier ride to your sister's from those areas, (Marmora, etc) especially in summer, but yes farther from your brother. EHT reminds me of Washington Twp, yes, it is congested with bunches of chain restaurants, strip malls, etc.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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You'll actually have an easier ride to your sister's from those areas, (Marmora, etc) especially in summer, but yes farther from your brother. EHT reminds me of Washington Twp, yes, it is congested with bunches of chain restaurants, strip malls, etc.

Thanks, ocnjgirl. I DESPISE strip malls - as well as traffic.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:48 AM
 
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Did you look at Galloway Twp at all? Port Republic, Smithville and surrounding towns are still mostly large land parcels with woods, etc but you're only 10-15 minutes from "civiization" such as Hamilton Mall, and you're very close to both the Parkway and the White Horse Pike.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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Did you look at Galloway Twp at all? Port Republic, Smithville and surrounding towns are still mostly large land parcels with woods, etc but you're only 10-15 minutes from "civiization" such as Hamilton Mall, and you're very close to both the Parkway and the White Horse Pike.
I haven't - I rather thought that they were pretty far inland. Also aren't they pretty close to the Oyster Crrek Facility? I'll have to check.

The only portion of EHT that I was interested in was "Bargaintown" which borders on Linwood but without the ridiculously high taxes.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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My husband and I are considering a move the Egg Harbor Township area to be near our adult children. I have a job offer--husband is retired-- but am wondering what it is like to live there. Moving from coastal South Carolina. Do not mind winter but am wondering how friendly people are and what it is like. Easy to live or hateful? It is expensive to live here so am not too worried about change in cost of living.
Would you be OK to move to the Piedmont in NC? If so, no problem with either of these.
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