Just like any town there are "bad" sections and "preferred" sections and unfortunately as licensed Realtors we are not allowed to indicate same, except to say check the local police crime report. What I can say is that this is not the area that recently received bad press for the non-sensical killing of a police officer sitting in his care.
As indicated below a 4 seasons KHovnanian gated community that borders Toms River and Brick Township close to shops and major roadway acccess near Route 70. Most KHovnanian communities are "preferred".
If you would like further information about any other adult communities in the area, please to contact me direct @ Francesca@PatrizioRE.com. I live in Brick in an adult community and 33% of my business is in working with adult communities so I've been in many from Jackson down to Brick and as far away as Lacey Township.
Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate, ePro, SRES