Every town, EVERY town has a less desirable area. Lexington Ave. is nothing more than a lower income area of Barnegat, surrounded by some very beautiful, reasonably priced homes. The families there take pride in thier modest accomodations...it's not the best, but it's home. Many people live and raise a family there. Crime stats is no different proportionally to wealthier areas.
Don't focus on negative hearsay, find the facts and always look for the positives.
Crossroads Realty, Barnegat