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Living at Jersey Shore

It​ ​is​ ​common​ ​knowledge​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Jersey​ ​Shore​ ​–​ ​or​ ​”the​ ​shore”​ ​as​ ​residents​ ​call​ ​it –​ ​is​ ​a​ ​famed​ ​summer​ ​destination.​ ​What​ ​bears​ ​repeating​ ​is​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​shore is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​great​ ​place​ ​to​ ​live​ ​year​ ​round.

Here​ ​are​ ​a​ ​few​ ​things​ ​that​ ​make​ ​it​ ​desirable:

    1. The​ ​beach​ ​lifestyleHere​ ​you’ll​ ​find​ ​seaside​ ​towns​ ​that​ ​offer​ ​the​ ​ultimate​ ​beach​ ​lifestyle.​ ​Known for​ ​laidback​ ​luxury,​ ​​ the​ ​boroughs​ ​of​ ​Mantoloking,​ ​Bay​ ​Head,​ ​and​ ​Point Pleasant​ ​boast​ ​a​ ​superior​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​high-end​ ​homes​ ​and​ ​waterfront properties.​ Enjoy​ ​unobstructed​ ​views​ ​of​ ​the Atlantic,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​steps​ ​away​ ​from fine​ ​sand​ ​beaches.

      Mantoloking​ ​and​ ​Bay​ ​Head​ ​meet​ ​at​ ​the​ ​apex​ ​of​ ​Barnegat​ ​Bay.​ ​The breathtaking​ ​scenery​ ​is​ ​unlike ​anything​ ​else​ ​you’ll​ ​see​ ​on​ ​the​ ​East​ ​Coast.

      The​ ​Point​ ​Pleasant​ ​Canal,​ ​found​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Intracoastal Waterway’s​ ​inland portion,​ ​is​ ​no​ ​less​ ​impressive​ ​–​ ​watch​ ​pleasure​ ​boats​ ​sail​ ​by​ ​from​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the borough’s​ ​marinas.

      Spend​ ​your​ ​days​ ​boating,​ ​fishing,​ ​surfing,​ ​and​ ​sunbathing.​ ​Go​ ​for​ ​a​ ​stroll along​ ​the​ ​boardwalk​ ​or join​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​private​ ​yacht​ ​clubs.​ ​The​ ​possibilities for​ ​outdoor​ ​recreation​ ​are​ ​endless.

      Droves​ ​of​ ​tourists​ ​come​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Jersey​ ​Shore​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​crowd dwindles​ ​as​ ​the​ ​cold ​months​ ​approach.​ ​Those​ ​who​ ​enjoy​ ​peace​ ​and​ ​privacy winterize​ ​their​ ​homes​ ​and​ ​stay​ ​put.

      Have​ ​the​ ​beach​ ​to​ ​yourself​ ​during​ ​off-season​ ​–​ ​it’s​ ​just​ ​as​ ​beautiful​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fall and​ ​winter,​ ​when ​the​ ​pristine​ ​shoreline​ ​is​ ​empty​ ​of​ ​beachgoers.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a place​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​truly​ ​get​ ​away​ ​from​ ​it​ ​all.

 

    1. Shopping​ ​and​ ​diningNothing​ ​beats​ ​the​ ​fun​ ​of​ ​heading​ ​out​ ​and​ ​stumbling​ ​upon​ ​finds​ ​and collectibles​ ​inside​ ​a ​brick-and-mortar​ ​store.​ ​And​ ​nothing​ ​beats​ ​the​ ​pleasure​ ​of ducking​ ​into​ ​an​ ​eatery​ ​after​ ​a​ ​day​ ​out​ ​in​ ​town.
        • Downtown​ ​Point​ ​Pleasant
          Buy​ ​local​ ​at​ ​Downtown​ ​Point​ ​Pleasant,​ ​where​ ​you’ll​ ​find​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​selection of​ ​independently​ ​owned stores.​ ​Shop​ ​for​ ​home​ ​furnishings​ ​at​ ​Point​ ​Beach Interiors​ ​or​ ​browse​ ​the​ ​art​ ​pieces​ ​at​ ​Idiosyncrazies​ ​Gallery​ ​and​ ​Gifts.The​ ​Pavilion​ ​Point​ ​Antique​ ​Center​ ​sells​ ​vintage​ ​pieces​ ​that​ ​will​ ​add warmth​ ​and​ ​character​ ​to​ ​your ​home,​ ​while​ ​The​ ​Train​ ​Room​ ​sells​ ​classic toy​ ​trains​ ​and​ ​rare​ ​collectibles.

       

        • Point​ ​Pleasant​ ​Boardwalk
          The​ ​boardwalk​ ​is​ ​lined​ ​with​ ​stores​ ​and​ ​restaurants,​ ​many​ ​of​ ​which command​ ​gorgeous​ ​views​ ​of​ ​the ocean.​ ​Have​ ​a​ ​drink​ ​at​ ​Martell’s​ ​Tiki​ ​Bar and​ ​feast​ ​on​ ​fresh​ ​seafood​ ​at​ ​Boardwalk​ ​Bar​ ​&​ ​Grill.Specialty​ ​stores​ ​include​ ​Carousel​ ​Candies,​ ​which​ ​sells​ ​gelato​ ​and​ ​other treats,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as Jenkinson’s​ ​South​ ​Gift​ ​Shop,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​buy souvenirs.

       

      • Downtown​ ​Bay​ ​Head
        This​ ​commercial​ ​strip​ ​boasts​ ​over​ ​40​ ​shopping​ ​and​ ​dining​ ​spots.​ ​Come here​ ​for​ ​some​ ​retail​ ​therapy, or​ ​sample​ ​the​ ​local​ ​restaurants.

 

  1. Must-see​ ​attractions
      • Point​ ​Pleasant​ ​Beach
        This​ ​well-maintained​ ​beach​ ​offers​ ​swimming,​ ​windsurfing,​ ​and​ ​mini​ ​golf. Go​ ​for​ ​a​ ​refreshing​ ​dip​ ​or sit​ ​by​ ​the​ ​water​ ​and​ ​admire​ ​the​ ​scenery.​ ​The nearby​ ​boardwalk​ ​is​ ​filled​ ​with​ ​fun​ ​rides​ ​and​ ​shops selling​ ​snacks​ ​and drinks.

     

      • Bay​ ​Head​ ​Beach
        Spend​ ​an​ ​afternoon​ ​swimming​ ​and​ ​sunbathing​ ​at​ ​Bay​ ​Head​ ​Beach.​ ​The sight​ ​of​ ​clear​ ​waters​ ​and ​windswept​ ​dunes​ ​will​ ​blow​ ​you​ ​away.

     

      • New​ ​Jersey​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Boating
        Go​ ​on​ ​a​ ​self-guided​ ​tour​ ​of​ ​this​ ​museum,​ ​where​ ​you’ll​ ​find​ ​exhibits​ ​and over​ ​1,000​ ​artifacts​ ​on​ ​display.

     

    • Jenkinson’s​ ​Aquarium
      Meet​ ​the​ ​sharks,​ ​penguins,​ ​stingrays,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​sea​ ​creatures​ ​that​ ​call​ ​this place​ ​home.

If​ ​you’re​ ​thinking​ ​of​ ​buying​ ​a​ ​permanent​ ​or​ ​a​ ​vacation​ ​home​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Jersey​ ​Shore, call​ ​us,​ ​Glenmary ​Real​ ​Estate,​ ​at​ ​732-630-3000​ ​or​ ​send​ ​an​ ​email​ ​to info(at)glenmary(dotted)com.