Brick Township : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Brick Township

Brick Township incorporates several towns in Ocean County New Jersey above Toms River. Parts of the township are inland while others are on the Barnegat Peninsula.  Many retirees are escaping suburban New York and New Jersey to move to this less dense part of the State by the Jersey shore.  Newsmax named Brick as one of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities".

Brick Township has easy access to the Big Apple but prides itself on its small-town charm. The 32-square-mile city, with a population of just over 78,000, hovers consistently around the top of the list of America’s safest cities. The commercial development includes plenty of big-box stores, department stores, and chain restaurants. Picture of Brick Township Reservoir courtesy of Wikipedia; picture of The First Baptist Church of Laurelton in Brick courtesy of Wikipedia and Apc106, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Brick Township and Home Prices

 Active adult and 55+ communities have been built in this area (see link at top left). 

Zillow reports the Median Home Value to be $403,030 in early 2022, .


What Is Special about Brick Township

Its location by the Jersey Shore and Barnegat Bay makes Brick a special place.  Brick has been selected as one of America's safest cities according to the Morgan Quitno Survey.

What Is Not Special about Brick Township

Traffic and development can be intense in and around Brick. Taxes and cost of living are high.

Who Will Like Retirement in Brick Township

Escapees from New York City and its suburbs find Brick a relaxing place to retire.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and retirement are important to the Brick economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

Brick is to the north of Toms River on the Barnegat Peninsula in Southern New Jersey (Ocean County).

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

New York City and its cultural attractions are not far away.


Brick is quite a safe city.


Medical Facilities

The nearest substantial medical facilities are in Toms River or Atlantic City.


Brick is located along the Garden State Parkway. It is roughly equal distance to Newark or Philadelphia airports.  Some nearby train and bus service is available.

Valuable Links

New Jersey Retirement Guide
Brick Township


What people are saying about Brick Township

Maxine posted this question about communities in Brick, NJ
Maxine posted this question: any comments on 55 & above communities in Brick, NJ (Lionshead North & South, The Pavillions, Greenbriar 1 & 2)?
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