Ocean County sure is an exciting place to live. There are fabulous single-family homes, a number of attractions, and access to great cities like New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Oh, and there are beaches. While it may be known as a summertime destination for New Englanders, the Jersey Shore is more than just a beach and party hotspot. Families love the small town feel and pace of life in the many small towns here. And, word is getting out; Ocean County was the fastest growing area of New Jersey over the last decade. The growth isn't stopping now! There's exciting new development, which means even more beautiful houses to choose from and more great stores, shops, and restaurants are right at the fingertips of the county's residents.
Because people flock to the area's beautiful beaches, there is never a lack of excitement here. Locals and visitors alike love heading out to Six Flags Great Adventure, where the more daring ride rollercoasters like the Kingda Ka, the world's tallest rollercoaster. Plus, there's Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, an excellent water park, and Six Flags Wild Safari, the largest drive-through safari outside of the real African plains. Boardwalks in towns like Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant Beach are also excellent afternoon getaways and promise a fun time for all. Plan your visit to Point Pleasant Beach so you can be sure to catch the annual Seafood Festival. For a more rugged adventure, head to one of the county's many parks. The Edwin B. Forsythe Natural Wildlife Refuge, which has several foot trails through the active ecosystem. Or, check out the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park where you can tour one of the most important historical lighthouses in the New York Harbor, take some time to go fishing, enjoy a leisurely picnic, or head out on a seaside hike.
Of course, Ocean County also provides all of the modern amenities your family needs. The Ocean County Mall has a plethora of great national brands like Macy's, The Body Shop, and Express. The Jackson Premium Outlets are also a great shopping hotspot. You'll find all you need at the great choices here like J. Crew, the Nike Outlet Store, Le Gourmet Chef, and Coach. But if you can't find what you need here, it is a very easy commute into the heart of New York City, widely regarded as a fashion hub and shopping mecca. It'll be hard to fit all the shopping you'll find into just one day! New York, as well as Philadelphia, offers excellent cultural amenities as well, like the Opera and great museums like MOMA.
Ocean County life is sure to be the life you're dreaming of. Browse through the listings on New Home Source today to find the house of your dreams in this exciting area.
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