Manahawkin is a fast growing town and popular retirement community on New Jersey’s southern coast. It is directly across Barnegat Bay from Long Beach Island, barrier island and summer resort on the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing, boating, and beaches are excellent.
Although the official town population was just over 2000 in the year 2000, Manahawkin is part of Stafford Township, which has more than 22,500 people. The township includes Manahawkin, Ocean Acres, Beachview, Cedar Run, Beach Haven West, and Mayetta. Active adults have been flocking to this area of New Jersey in order to find plentiful and inexpensive housing, proximity to Long Beach Island, a mild climate, and a more relaxed lifestyle.
Manahawkin is excellently situated at the crossroads of the Garden State Parkway, U.S. Route 9, and Rt 72. A series of 55+ and active seniors developments radiate along Rt 72, along with big box shopping closer to town. The medical community has taken note of the number of retirees; in fact it seems every office building contains some type of medical facility. Atlantic City and its casinos lie 33 miles to the south. Many other very nice beach towns, like Toms River and Brick, are in the area. Cape May, N.J. and its charming Victorian houses is within easy driving distance.
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