Is city life beginning to wear you down? There’s no reason to stay as an urban dweller. Not when you have a beautiful New Jersey Shore right next door! If you are thinking about relocating to a place with a little less hustle and bustle, here are 10 great reasons why New Jersey Shore could be the perfect place for you.
Ask anyone who has relocated from New York City to the Jersey Shore — they appreciate the extra space. Living in a tiny apartment, and suddenly having so much more living space and storage is freeing. All this does not just include indoor space; it includes outdoor space as well. Which can be incredibly valuable if you are raising a family. Can you imagine each of your children having their own bedroom and a backyard with swings or a pool to play in?
Living in the city, you try to ignore the continuous noise, and that can be difficult. Open the window, and you are bombarded with the sounds of honking car horns and blaring sirens. When you open the window in New Jersey? Chirping birds, rustling leaves, waves rushing to shore and the laughter of children playing. Does city noise bother you? Then you will love the peace and tranquility of Jersey Shore.
A big draw for many considering making the leap to New Jersey is that our towns are family-friendly. All our shore communities feature great parks for kids, top-notch after school programs and excellent summer camps. Letting your kids play outside will not stress you out.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Our Jersey Shore communities have some of the best schools in the nation. Our schools regularly rank high for student achievement and learning opportunities. We take great pride in our students and our communities continuously invest in making sure our kids get the best possible education.
New Jersey is called the Garden State for a reason. We have a wealth of beautiful natural spaces just waiting for you to visit. Not only are our neighborhoods well cared for and thriving with trees, plants and flowers, and also there are so many public parks nearby to explore. Check out Thompson Park, Deep Cut Gardens and Hartshorne Woods to name a few. Don’t forget the shore beaches and our state park Sandy Hook A seven-mile stretch of spectacular ocean and bay beaches are excellent for surf casting, swimming, and relaxing on the sand. Nature lovers will revel in the 300 – plus species of migratory birds, as well as the pristine holly forest.
Don’t let anybody tell you that moving to New Jersey means giving up culture. Do you love theater? Then take in a show at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank or at the fully restored Count Basie Theater. Like concerts then go hear them at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Whether you love fine dining, authentic ethnic cuisine or diners, your palate will always be satisfied in New Jersey. Many of Zagat’s top-rated New Jersey restaurants are in the neighborhood, including Nicholas in Red Bank and Yumi in Sea Bright. Our celebrated diversity means a wide range of ethnic cuisines are available. Find what you’re looking for on EthnicNJ.com, a website that lists over 700 ethnic eateries statewide. And of course, New Jersey is famous for our amazing diners, which can be found in nearly every neighborhood in the state.
New Jersey’s income tax rate and sales taxes are both lower than in New York.
Why live in a cramped two-bedroom apartment in New York when you can live in a spacious home with a yard in New Jersey for about the same amount each month? It may be obvious, but it’s worth stating.
Not only is gas cheaper in New Jersey, but also it is the state law that you cannot pump your own. So take a nice Sunday drive and enjoy the benefits of New Jersey’s full-service gas stations – especially on a cold, rainy and blustery day.
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Are you considering relocating to one of New Jersey’s Shore Communities I’d love to show you all the wonderful reasons that make New Jersey a great place to live!