Many moon ago, I reloâ€™d from SoCal to the east coast. I was in CT for a brief time and have now been in NJ since the 90â€™s. In SoCal I mostly lived in the beach cities of South Bay and Orange County.
When I moved to NJ, I looked at Short Hills and Chatam areas (which are lovely), but ultimately decided upon northern Monmouth County. Our community is comprised of a large number of NYC commuters, with most headed toward destinations in lower Manhattan. Residents commute to NYC via bus, train, car, and ferry. The Seastreak ferry is a 40 minute commute from Atlantic Highlands or Highlands, and Soho is very quick access from the ferry dock in NYC. Ferry commuting is efficient, easy and relaxing.
I chose Monmouth County for its relaxed lifestyle, open space, and beach and shore access. Red Bank is a vibrant town with Two Rivers Theater, Count Basie Theater, fantastic and diverse dining, art and boutique shops, waterfront park, numerous outdoor festivals and a hub for several small towns in the area. http://www.redbank.com/
Pier Village is Long Branch is popular for beach activities, dining, and strolling or jogging along the boardwalk.
The park system and recreation opportunities are abundant. There are several equestrian facilities for hobby or competitive riding. Large parks with trails for hiking and riding, as well as organized activities are within your immediate reach.
The vast riverways and tributaries provide for a variety of water activities, with marinas to accommodate small or large boats.
If you would like more information about the area, including independent school reports, maps, and housing trend reports, let me know.
Here is a link to housing in the 900K-1.1M range to give you an idea of the area offerings.
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21208024 - Details: 15 BELVIDERE RD, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - $979,000
21208455 - Details: 66 8TH AVE, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - $999,000
21200172 - Details: 280 OCEAN BLVD, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - $999,000
21215467 - Details: 17 BELVIDERE RD, ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - $1,090,000
21215018 - Details: 40 BROWNS LN, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - $905,500
21215544 - Details: 134 BUTTONWOOD DR, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - $939,000
21211501 - Details: 90 LEWIS POINT RD, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - $979,000
21219573 - Details: 188 LAKE AVE, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - $989,900
21212329 - Details: 73 WOODLAND DR, FAIR HAVEN, NJ - $1,099,900
21210284 - Details: 75 SEVEN BRIDGES RD, LITTLE SILVER, NJ - $924,900
21216781 - Details: 516 HANCE RD, LITTLE SILVER, NJ - $995,000
21214424 - Details: 54 JUDITH RD, LITTLE SILVER, NJ - $999,000
21208936 - Details: 20 HOLLY TREE LN, LITTLE SILVER, NJ - $999,000
21219236 - Details: 185 S QUEENS DR, LITTLE SILVER, NJ - $1,100,000
21202645 - Details: 82 CONOVER LN, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $940,000
21213778 - Details: 14 MARLPIT PL, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $999,900
21118115 - Details: 9 BEACON HILL RD, #A, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $1,050,000
21219459 - Details: 589 OAK HILL RD, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $1,090,000
21214681 - Details: 201 LOCUST AVE, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $1,100,000
21112183 - Details: 38 CLUB WAY, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $1,100,000
21221610 - Details: 18 BLOSSOM COVE RD, MIDDLETOWN, NJ - $1,100,000
21216062 - Details: 30 FORREST AVE, RUMSON, NJ - $919,000
21216327 - Details: 10 MONMOUTH AVE, RUMSON, NJ - $925,000
21220184 - Details: 11 SAILORS WAY, RUMSON, NJ - $1,050,000
21217088 - Details: 42 BLACK POINT HORSESHOE RD, RUMSON, NJ - $1,050,000
21220617 - Details: 31 BUENA VISTA AVE, RUMSON, NJ - $1,075,000
21217982 - Details: 12 N PARK AVE, RUMSON, NJ - $1,099,000
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