I could write volumes about the similarities and differences between Orange County and the Monmouth County. I lived in Coastal Orange County for several years and spent much time along the coast from Manhattan Beach to Dana Point, with the Newport area being my home.
I have lived in Monmouth for well over 10 years now (I intentionally learned to stop counting after 10!)â€¦â€¦.. I visit South CAL on average 1x/year and still maintain contact w/ friends, etc.
Soâ€¦..yes, I can write volumes, and donâ€™t know where to start in a short post. I am frequently asked which I like better, East vs. West. I love living where I do; I could live anywhere, and choose to stay right here. There are isolated days when I miss something about CA.
Our change of seasons is moderate; but I do miss CA weather. I miss Fashion Island, Corona del Mar, fires on the beaches at night, Laguna, and La Jolla.
I could never leave coastal NJ without missing Red Bank, Sandy Hook, horse farms, boardwalks, and access to NYC.
Here are some threads from Trulia on the Monmouth County area. You will find many links for transportation, beaches, parks, recreation, etc when reading the threads listed below.
If you have further questions, please come back and post those online here or feel free to contact me directly.
Good luck with your move!
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group - New Jersey
You can reach out to me via Trulia if you would like to discuss. Good luck!
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