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Old 09-23-2009, 01:16 PM
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I grew up in bergen county but had to move down to Toms RIver a few years ago for work. I live in a nice area of TR but my wife and i are looking to move to a nice town in monmouth county. We are both used to a small town, friendly, safe feel and are looking to duplicate in our next move. We like Rumson but will have to down size slightly to b able to afford it. We also like Fair Haven and Little Silver. I have friends in FH an they love it but i know very little about LS. I have read some profiles on the town and seems really nice but if anyone has any more info about it, it would be really helpful. Thank You so much for your help.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Location: Hoboken
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Spring lake and Sea Girt have a Bergen County feel.
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:48 PM
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What county is Redbank in....?
Sounds like it may be like what you are looking for, but I have only been there a few times.
Long Branch is nice too, but again, the counties down there are a little fuzzy to me!
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:12 PM
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Can you define a "Bergen County feel"? What's that like?
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:24 AM
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Can you define a "Bergen County feel"? What's that like?

Incredibly High Property Taxes
Crowded Highways
Stores Closed on Sundays

Read more: Monmouth County town with a Bergen County feel?
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:16 AM
Location: Ocean County
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A lot of people are giving towns in northern Monmouth County, which are perfectly fine choices, except they're farther from Toms River. If you're looking for a nice, small town with a downtown area and tight community, Manasquan is a very nice choice and is in southern Monmouth County. It's also very close to the beach, which is an obvious plus over TR (no bridge to cross!). Brielle is another nice choice, though there really isn't a downtown area. Manasquan's downtown is pretty much also Brielle's, but Brielle has a very tight knit community in its own right and is a very nice place to live.

Also, consider staying in Ocean County and moving to Bay Head. It's pricey, but not as bad as Rumson. It's a very, very nice small town with a cute downtown area only a few blocks from the ocean. You're only a few minutes away from Point Pleasant Boro (another option on its own, actually) with all its stores, too, and not THAT far from Brick where all the big box stores are. Additionally, for what it's worth, have you thought of Island Heights, which is in the backyard of TR? The homes there are absolutely beautiful and it's its own small town on the water which fosters a classic, small town feel.

I don't know much about Bergen County, so I don 't have much to compare it to personally, but I think I sort of know what you're looking for. For most Shore residents, proximity to the beach/bay is a big factor in where to live, but if you're a North Jersey person at heart, I'm not sure how much that would really apply. Except for the small towns by the beach, most Ocean and Monmouth county towns are going to be bigger in size than most North Jersey towns because the borders were drawn when there was a lot of land available. So in that regard, your options are somewhat limited.
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