Barnegat : New jersey

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What it's Like to Retire in Barnegat

There is a Barnegat Town, Barnegat Township, and Barnegat Light. All are in Ocean County on the mainland, just inside the barrier island of Long Beach Island. This area is growing very fast due to its excellent location on the Jersey shore and the Garden State Parkway.  Barnegat is about 45 minutes north of Atlantic City, which is where you would go for entertainment.  Philadelphia is slightly closer than New York City, each more than an hour away.

The Jersey beaches are some of the best in the world.  Unfortunately they and the roads can be very busy in season. The area, including Manahawkin and Toms River, has a tremendous number of medical facilities that have come here seeking retiree medicare dollars. Photo of Barnegat Light courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Andrew Bossi.
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Where to Retire in Barnegat and Home Prices

Retirees find this area popular and developers have built many over 55 and active adult communities in Barnegat (see link at top right).

Real Estate Prices
The median selling price in late 2014 in Barnegat was about $250,000 according to City-data.com. 

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What is special about Barnegat

Long Beach Island and Barnegat Light. There are a lot of active adult communities to choose from.
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What is not special about Barnegat

Traffic in season is intense and is a car dependent community, not considered walkable; Growth is rampant;  taxes and cost of living are high.

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Who will like retirement in Barnegat

People who like the beach, fishing, and a relaxed life style. It is not for people looking for culture or a lot of entertainment options (other than Atlantic City)
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Local economy is driven by

Tourism, health care, and retirement are big industries in Barnegat.
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Climate and Physical Environment

Located in southern New Jersey along the Atlantic Ocean. It is protected from the ocean by Long Beach Island. There are many bays that provide excellent boating and fishing. The average July high temperature is 86 and the average January high is 41 (the low is 22). The wettest month is August (5").
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Atlantic City is your best entertainment option
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Crime

Barnegat's crime rate is lower than the national average.

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Medical facilities

Manahawkin and Toms River have many medical facilities and rehab places. Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin is the biggest
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Transportation

Garden State Parkway is a convenient road running north and south.
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Valuable Links

City-Data Barnegat
Barnegat Township
New Jersey retirement facts and retirement communities
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Facts about BARNEGAT
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,Boating Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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