Forked River : New jersey

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What it's Like to Retire in Forked River

Forked River is a small town of about 5400 along the New Jersey shore, just south of Toms River. Forked is pronounced in 2 syllables - "For' ked".


 

Where to Retire in Forked River and Home Prices

This area has experienced tremendous growth in the number of 55+ and active adult communities because of its location along the Jersey  shore.   
Prices are somewhat lower than in the closer in NJ suburbs, so retirees can get more for their dollar here. Recreation and lifestyle are also good, particularly for people who like the beach, boating, and golf. Real estate prices have been holding very steady in Forked River - the median price was about $240,000 in late 2014(City-Data).

 

What is special about Forked River

Forked River is a nice little town that just happens to be on the beautiful Jersey shore. Prices are lower than in the New York suburbs.
 

What is not special about Forked River

It's a little quiet in Forked River, a pretty good drive to either NYC or Philadelphia.

 

Who will like retirement in Forked River

A lot of people who  used to live in northern New Jersey choose to retire here for a better and more inexpensive lifestyle.
 

Local economy is driven by

Construction and Public Administration

 

Climate and Physical Environment

Forked River is in the center of New Jersey except that it is on the ocean. The average January low is 22 and the average July high is 86.  August is the wettest month (5").
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are plenty of restaurants in Forked River and along the beach, but for the cultural scene you need to head to Philadelphia, about 60 miles away.

 

Crime

Crime in Forked River is low. 

 

Medical facilities

Community Medical Center is in Toms River about 13 miles away.

 

Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is 45 miles away.

 

Valuable Links

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Facts about FORKED RIVER
  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Coastal,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: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Nancy Muldowney

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