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Ocean County is located in the Atlantic Coastal Plain in central New Jersey. The County is in close proximity to two of the Nation’s largest metropolitan centers, New York City approximately 60 miles to the north and Philadelphia roughly 50 miles to the west. In addition, Atlantic City is located approximately 50 miles to the south of the County Seat. These metropolitan areas are easily accessible to Ocean County via several major highways, as shown on the Regional Location Map.

Ocean County, and there is only one Ocean County in the nation, lives up to its name with the barrier Seaside peninsula, 20 miles long, and Long Beach Island, another 20 miles long, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, one-third of the marvelous Jersey Shore. Long Beach Island truly is an island, about four miles at sea, but you can drive to it. Together they form the Barnegat and Little Egg Harbors, which provide more than 100 square miles of sheltered water playland offering parasailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailboating, jet skiing, motor boating and the docks make great places to crab.

Despite the large growth in population and employment, Ocean County maintains a vast amount of protected open space which will ensure the balanced land use of the area in the future. Much of the area west of the Garden State Parkway contains large tracts of State Parks, Forests and Wildlife Management Areas. In addition, approximately 20,000 acres east of the Parkway are protected under the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

The Barnegat Bay and Little Egg Harbor, which stretch nearly the entire north-south length of the County, were recently added to the US National Estuary Program and will be the subject of continuing environmental protection efforts. In the northwest portion of the County, active farmland is being preserved through the County Farmland Preservation Program.

In addition, the Ocean County Parks Department maintains an active capital program for parkland acquisition and development to ensure that a variety of recreation opportunities are in close proximity to residents throughout Ocean County. As always, the coastal beaches of Ocean County are foremost among the County’s attractions and continue to draw thousands of seasonal visitors to the area each year.

Ocean County boasts a vast library system, excellent medical centers and facilities, various churches and religious centers and outstanding educational institutions. This has proven to be a priority and enhancement to families considering relocation to Ocean County.

Looking for information about a specific town or city? Go to Ocean County NJ, local community data provided by  TheJerseyShoreHomeFinder.

Karl Hess, Keller Williams Shore Properties, 1400 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ  732-797-90001 ext 824

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