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Old 09-14-2008, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My boyfriend and I might possibly be moving To NJ (we currently live in Philly) because he has a possible job in Brick, NJ. We aren't very familiar with the area, and went out there for the day, but spent most of our time on the road trying to get used to all the jughandles instead of left turns (haha).

Anyway, I am a graphic designer and would like to still be close enough to an area where I could get a good paying full time job as a designer, so we were thinking of moving to an apartment either in Lakewood or possible as far north as Freehold. Does anyone know where the best places to live are, while still being close to work and shopping/entertainment? We both love the beach, shopping, going to see movies, and we want to go out and explore as much as we can.

We also want to live in a nice apartment complex, but can't really go above $1200 a month (we could MAYBE consider going up a couple hundred if it was worth the extra). We are both also willing to drive about 30 min to get to work if it means being in an ideal place for both of us to live and work.

The only places we had really seen that we liked in Lakewood was New Hampshire Commons (seemed like a really nice apartment complex) and Woodlake and Tivoli (really liked the floorplan, but don't know yet how the area is). In Freehold we looked at an apartment called Avalon, but it was a little above our price range at $1300-$1400 a month.

With all of this being said, does anyone have any information for newcomers to the area? Places to visit, places to avoid, places to live, places to find work?? Any help will be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance to anyone that replies!!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Can anyone at least tell me some info about the Brick/Lakewood area? (Things to do, places to go, places to avoid)
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Check out Point Pleasent ,boro and beach.Manasquan also,Wall.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Giantone-- Do you know of any good apartment complexes in the Point Pleasant/ Manasquan area? What are some fun things to do in the area? It seems like there's plenty of shopping in Brick and some surrounding areas. How is the job market over there?
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Lakewood has struck me as highly religious.

Point Pleasant has Jenks' and the boardwalk area. Beach and stuff right there.

Can't speak for the job market.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Thanks Sweeptheleg. Does anyone have anymore info (pref. more detailed) about the areas I named above/.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I might possibly be moving To NJ (we currently live in Philly) because he has a possible job in Brick, NJ. We aren't very familiar with the area, and went out there for the day, but spent most of our time on the road trying to get used to all the jughandles instead of left turns (haha).

Anyway, I am a graphic designer and would like to still be close enough to an area where I could get a good paying full time job as a designer, so we were thinking of moving to an apartment either in Lakewood or possible as far north as Freehold. Does anyone know where the best places to live are, while still being close to work and shopping/entertainment? We both love the beach, shopping, going to see movies, and we want to go out and explore as much as we can.

We also want to live in a nice apartment complex, but can't really go above $1200 a month (we could MAYBE consider going up a couple hundred if it was worth the extra). We are both also willing to drive about 30 min to get to work if it means being in an ideal place for both of us to live and work.

The only places we had really seen that we liked in Lakewood was New Hampshire Commons (seemed like a really nice apartment complex) and Woodlake and Tivoli (really liked the floorplan, but don't know yet how the area is). In Freehold we looked at an apartment called Avalon, but it was a little above our price range at $1300-$1400 a month.

With all of this being said, does anyone have any information for newcomers to the area? Places to visit, places to avoid, places to live, places to find work?? Any help will be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance to anyone that replies!!!
i have a 1 bedroom house with a workshop. 2 miles from the ocean. boardwalk, i live in toms river, nj. from here you could throw a rock to bricktown. i would like to move to new hampshire. but i dont want to sell my house or rent to welfare. im looking for a happy couple to rent this place out. i have not yet advertised. im looking for cool people
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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i have a 1 bedroom house with a workshop. 2 miles from the ocean. boardwalk, i live in toms river, nj. from here you could throw a rock to bricktown. i would like to move to new hampshire. but i dont want to sell my house or rent to welfare. im looking for a happy couple to rent this place out. i have not yet advertised. im looking for cool people

How much are you asking for it? I might be interested, as we don't need anything more than a one bedroom. Do you have any pictures? I'm curious to see what it looks like since it's a one bedroom house.

Thanks for the reply!
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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My preference would be Red Bank. Love Red Bank, esp. festivals (e.g. Riverfest). I'm not into cigars but I heard they have a popular cigar bar there too.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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Giantone-- Do you know of any good apartment complexes in the Point Pleasant/ Manasquan area? What are some fun things to do in the area? It seems like there's plenty of shopping in Brick and some surrounding areas. How is the job market over there?
Not off hand ,but you might look at a "winter rental"......there are usally cheap and it would give you time to look around.
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