Lakewood and Lakewood Township is a growing community near the New Jersey shore town of Brick, just off the Garden State Parkway. It is the home of one catholic college, Georgian Court, as well as one of the largest (jewish) yeshivas in the world. Lakewood is a major center for orthodox jews.
Lakewood was a popular winter resort for New Yorkers in the early 1900's. Lake Carasaljo and surrounding pine forests were part of the attraction. The Rockefeller family and Jay Gould both had estates here. The former Gould estate is the home of Georgian Court College. The Rockefeller estate is now Ocean County Park. Photo of Beth Medrash Govoha, the largest yeshiva outside of Israel, courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain); photo of Strand Theater courtesy of Wikipedia and Apc106, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/