Ocean County, New Jersey
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Welcome to the Ocean County Resource Center. If you're considering, planning or in the process of living, working or vacationing in this county, located within the area of New Jersey, known as South Jersey, then you've come to the right place. This is for you!
Think of this page as your starting point or gateway for accessing everything you need to know and locate about Ocean County, New Jersey. It's been designed to help lead you to the best information available online about Ocean County, NJ.
Ocean County is composed of 33 municipalities and located in South Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, 510,916. 2006 Census Bureau estimates show the county's population growing to around 553,251. It's county seat is Toms River Township (formerly named Dover Township). Ocean County was established in 1850 from portions of Monmouth County.
Ocean County is the southernmost county in the New York metropolitan area, with the Southern part of the county falling in the Philadelphia metro area. It is about one and one-half hours from the metro areas of Philadelphia and New York and an hour north of Atlantic City. Ocean County is bounded by Monmouth County in the north, Burlington County in the south and west, Atlantic County at it's southern tip, and the Atlantic Ocean along it's east.
Ocean County is home to Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park, Wild Safari Drive-thru Animal Park and Hurricane Harbor Water Park, the Albert Music Hall, the A-Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, dubbed the Lakewood BlueClaws and the Tuckerton Seaport, a 40-acre maritime village and the resort town of Seaside Heights. (Source: Ocean County official website)
Ocean County is a mix of coastal resort communities, such as Seaside Heights and Long Beach, and growing towns (such as Toms River, Lakewood, Manchester, Brick, and Lacey Townships) providing a mix of suburban and semi-rural living along with quiet and peaceful bay shore communities, with easy access to parks, rivers, bay areas, seashores and relaxing beaches. It provides a choice of schools (public, private and parochial), retirement facilities and varied sports programs and recreational opportunities for all ages and skill levels.
We believe there are many wonderful communities in the county that are great places to live, work, play and raise your family. And we invite you to check them all out to see which is best for your situation
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History [Fast Facts]
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Tourism Center [Brochure]
Chamber of Commerce
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Official NJ map of Ocean County (downloadable PDF)
The Historic County of Ocean (The Ocean County Historical Society)
Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission
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Above: Albert Music Hall - Live Country, Americana, Folk and Bluegrass music every Saturday evening.
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