The reference east and west of the canal is more to let buyer your proximity and ease of accessing the oceanfront. The Laguna Village and Bay Head Shores sections of Point Pleasant are considered 2 of the more desirable areas west of the canal. A good number of the homes are on the water and there is a bay beach club with playground and club house available for optional membership to home owners. If you are looking to be on the water, you may also want to take a look at the homes off River Road on the Manasquan River.
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As Bruce pointed out, there are many more homes available in the Boro than in the Beach section and the home prices are far apart, with the Boro offering more for the money. I have found both areas to be very desirable among home buyers. It all depends on your specific wants and means. Driving up and down streets in neighborhoods and talking to the residents is a wonderful idea and will help you have a feel of the community. We have some beautiful listings in both these areas and I am happy to send you the information to you if you like. Happy House Hunting! Theresa Kuyl, Your Savvy Realtor
That being said, if you are determined to buy in Point Pleasant, location is of course important, but so is your price range and your criteria. My husband and I were looking in Point Pleasant, but couldn't find the right house for the right price. We wound up buying in neighboring Brick (Herbertsville section, right on the border of Point Pleasant). We're now still happily living in Brick and visit Point Pleasant very often!
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