Long Branch is the best location ever! I have lived here for 20 years. Plenty of parking and awesome award winning restaurants. A short bike ride to Asbury Park. I live right on the beach and run before the sun comes up and often again at dusk. It's amazing. I would love to show you around. 732.539.6272. I have a summer rental available if you want to check it out before you rent for a year or buy. Give me a call. Long Branch is beautiful. You can also people watch at Rooney's Oceanfront and meet the neighbors. Great outside deck on the boardwalk to enjoy a summer drink with friends.
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As a Realtor, I usually tell my clients to visit the area at different times of the day and talk to some neighbors to get a good feel. I met several of the neighbors on that street and they all "love" it there. There have not been too many resales there either as people don't tend to move out - which says alot right there. Good Luck with your decision!
It is out Of the way of traffic. I have sold 2 of the Homes over there to very nice families. You would need to your own research as far as Megans Law etc. I f you're not working with any one id love to assist you.Kim 732-567-4001