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Ocean County, New Jersey

Sailboat on the Atlantic OceanWelcome to Ocean County, New Jersey, a captivating coastal region that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, recreational activities, and vibrant communities. With its prime location along the picturesque Jersey Shore, Ocean County is an ideal destination for those seeking a serene escape or an exciting adventure. 

Living in Ocean County

With its picturesque beaches, serene waterfront communities, and scenic parks, Ocean County provides an idyllic setting for a relaxed lifestyle. The region offers excellent schools, diverse recreational amenities, and a range of shopping and dining options. Its convenient location, with easy access to major cities like New York and Philadelphia, makes Ocean County a popular choice for those seeking a peaceful haven without sacrificing the advantages of urban living.

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Beaches & Parks

Ocean County is home to some of New Jersey's most popular beaches, including:

  • Seaside Heights: Famous for its boardwalk, amusement rides, and lively atmosphere.
  • Point Pleasant Beach: A family friendly beach with a bustling boardwalk, aquarium, and entertainment options.
  • Long Beach Island: A tranquil barrier island known for its pristine beaches, charming shops, and local dining options.

Beyond the beaches, Ocean County boasts numerous parks and nature reserves, such as:

  • Island Beach State Park: A beautiful stretch of undeveloped shoreline offering swimming, fishing, and hiking opportunities.
  • Double Trouble State Park: A historic park featuring cranberry bogs, nature trails, and unique ecosystems.
  • Cattus Island County Park: A waterfront park with walking trails, picnic areas, and a butterfly garden.

Arts & Culture

Ocean County is proud of its rich cultural scene, which includes art galleries, museums, and theaters. Some notable attractions include:

  • The Robert J. Novins Planetarium: A state-of-the-art facility offering educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and space exploration.
  • The Ocean County Historical Society Museum: A treasure trove of local history, artifacts, and exhibits.
  • The Strand Theater: A historic venue hosting live performances, concerts, and community events.

Family Attractions

For family friendly fun, Ocean County offers a variety of attractions, such as:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure: A thrilling amusement park featuring roller coasters, a water park, and a safari experience.
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk: A popular destination with amusement rides, arcades, mini-golf, and an aquarium.
  • Popcorn Park Zoo: A unique sanctuary for rescued animals, including exotic wildlife and farm animals.

Dining & Shopping

Ocean County's diverse culinary scene features everything from fresh seafood and farm-to-table cuisine to international flavors. The area also has plenty of shopping options, including:

  • Ocean County Mall: A large shopping mall featuring popular retailers, dining options, and a movie theater.
  • Downtown Toms River: A charming area with local boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.
  • Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk: A lively destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment along the waterfront.

Ocean County Real Estate

This coastal region is known for its stunning waterfront properties, offering breathtaking views and easy access to the beach, making it an ideal location for those seeking a serene retreat or vacation home. You’ll also find a variety of single family homes, as well as some condos and townhomes. If you have any questions about available properties in Ocean County, be sure to contact CENTURY 21 Action Plus Realty. You can also view current listings in Ocean County below.

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