as a child, we visited Shore Acres in the summer. Would it be a good retirement consideration? Any other suggested similar lagoon areas to check out?

Asked by Katy, 77010 Sat Aug 14, 2010

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The Ocean's…, Agent, Wall, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
Hey Kathy,

It is a great area if you have a boat or if you want to take advantage of the beach club there. It really depends on your price range though as my team just put a deal together for a 2 bedroom home in mint condition for under 160k or another waterfront home which was a short sale that we closed for 305k.

Also there are many adult communities in the area where you can get more interior and exterior space with less taxes and with an association fee that maintains the exterior of your property and supports the clubhouse.

It all really depends again on what your needs and price range is. Baywood is another lagoon area on the other side of drum point road, then you have the cherry quay area. Further south Toms River offers even more waterfront communities and there are plenty homes on the market. If you have any further questions just let us know. Our office is located conveniently a few miles from Shore Acres on Drum Point Road in Brick. Best of luck with your home search.


Justin Bosak
The Oceans Six Group
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Celia Szieber, , Toms River, NJ
Sun Sep 26, 2010
There are so many great waterfront communites in Ocean County. You may want to consider some of the bayfront communites on the island. I had recently sold a bayfront property with a boat slip for $205,000, very low taxes and walking distance to the beaches. Manahawkin also has some very nice waterfront and lakefront areas, I have recently found a community there that has been a well kept secret, it is a private, very beautiful and affordable. Best of Luck and Congrats on your retirement.
Celia Szieber
Crossroads Realty
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Deborah Madey, Agent, Brick, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
Shore Acres is definitely a consideration as a retirement community. There are also a dozen or so other considerations. You can ask Realtors who answered your questions here for additional info. You can also find info at
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William Wues…, , Toms River, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
Hi Katy,

To best answer your question about Shore Acres meeting your retirement lifestyle needs. I would like to ask you some questions first to better understand your needs.
*Do you have or plan on getting a boat?
-And how big?
-Will you boat the in ocean much?
*How often will you visit the beach?
*What do you like to do in your recreational time aside from waterfront activities?

What is more, there are plenty of desirable waterfront comunities on the Ocean County coast lines. Each offering different attributes.
*Have you considered anyother area's?

Let me know @
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Bruce Waller, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
katy,, I previous answers are very good. I wont bother repeating what is already said
I will however provide you a link to the listings available in shore arces on the water.
click on the photos and see additional pictures.
click on the address and see the area map.
Happy House Hunting.
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Laura Gianno…, Agent, Manahawkin, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
The Jersey Shore is a great place to live no matter what your age! I live and work in southern Ocean County, we have many lagoon and waterfront communities, and also many active adult communities. You might want to check out the links below.

This link contains other links to the retirement communities in Little Egg Harbor (southern Ocean County)…

And this link gives you the history of Beach Haven West, Safford Township's (Manahawkin) lagoon front development…

If you'd like more information on homes and retirement in southern Ocean County, give me a call!

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty- Atlantic Shore
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Robert Suarez, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
Hi Katy,
Ocean county is a great area for spending your retirement years. It has developed enough to have plenty of areas to enjoy great nights out locally . Yet have enough open space and water to enjoy quiet nights enjoying the beautiful Jersey shore. There are many great lagoon areas and if you go a little farther south there are even greater waterfront values. The only suggestion I make is take into consideration traffic patterns they make travel in some areas tough. Your agent should be able to give you an idea on this.
I grew up and work in the area and I feel it is a great place to live.
Here are some county web site for info on the area:
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James Flanag…, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Sat Aug 14, 2010
Good Morning Kathy,

"Shore Acres", "Baywood" and "Sailor's Quay" are wonderful lagoon communities to retire to in Brick! "Green Island", "Anchorage", "Snug Harbor" and "Shelter Cove" in Toms River, should also be considered. When were you planning to retire?

Thank you,

Jim Flanagan, GRI, e-PRO
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