is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.
As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had
a total population of 76,119, making it the second most
populous municipality in Ocean County behind Toms River
After hovering for years in the top five, in 2006, the
township earned the title of "America's Safest
City", out of 371 cities included nationwide in
the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey.*
||Seaside Heights is a resort community,
with a beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous
clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. Seaside
Heights calls itself, "Your Home For Family Fun
Since 1913!" Peak months are July and August, but
the season actually runs March-October.*
TO OCEAN COUNTY NJ ONLINE
Visit the following
sites for detailed information and news about Ocean County
areas that hold fun events and have great restaurants,
bars, and boardwalks. The sites showcase many
great things to do in Ocean County, NJ.
- Toms River is the county seat. The dowtown area
has many great events: Chili Fest, Wooden Boat
Fest, Ice Cream Fest, and much more.
Brick NJ is one of the safest communities in America
(it frequently wins awards for this). Brick offers
water access, a great series of concerts in the
park ("Summerfest"), and many great
restaurants and shopping centers.
Bayville NJ Online - Bayville
is an area within Berkeley Township in Ocean
County,and home to Central Regional High School.
Heights NJ Online
- America's original fun town -- featuring a big
boardwalk, fantastic beach, and lots of nightlife.
FACTS ABOUT OCEAN COUNTY
Ocean County is a county located along the Jersey
Shore in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county
seat is Toms River, which, like the county
itself, has been one of the fastest growing areas
of the state since the 1990s. As of the United
States 2000 Census, the population was 510,916.
The 2007 Census estimate for the county was approximately
558,531, making Ocean County the fastest growing
in the state of New Jersey. Ocean County was established
in 1850 from portions of Monmouth County except
for Little Egg Harbor Township which seceded from
Burlington County in 1891.
Ocean County is located
50 miles (80 km) east of Philadelphia, PA, 70 miles
(110 km) south of New York, NY and 25 miles (40
km) north of Atlantic City, NJ, making it a prime
destination for residents of these cities during
the summer. As with the entire Jersey Shore, summer
traffic routinely clogs local roadways throughout
officially designated as part of the New York Metropolitan
Area, Ocean County is strongly affiliated with the
Delaware Valley. Ocean County, while theoretically
in the New York Metro Area, is actually in the Southern
part of New Jersey and is home many tourist attractions
frequently visited by Delaware Valley residents.
These attractions include a myriad of beaches such
as Long Beach Island and Seaside Heights, along
with resorts such as Island Beach State Park and
Six Flags Great Adventure. It should also be noted
that the Jersey Shore, of which Ocean County is
a central part, is a major destination for beach
tourism for Delaware Valley residents, as there
are no other beaches closer than those of the Jersey
Shore. *(excerpt from Wikipedia)
Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY
IN TOMS RIVER?
here for great local hotel deals.
SHOP TOMS RIVER NJ - visit the shopping
portal for the town of Toms River. Full Business