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Ocean County is located 50 miles east of Philadelphia, PA, 70 miles south of New York, NY and 25 miles north of Atlantic City, NJ.
Ocean County is home to many tourist attractions including Island Beach State Park, Long Beach Island, Six Flags Great Adventure, home of the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka. Ocean County is also a gateway to New Jersey's Pine Barrens.
The state's largest suburban school district, Toms River Regional Schools, is located in the county.
It is also home to Mantoloking (population 423), the wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,372 kmÂ² (916 sq mi). 1,648 kmÂ² (636 sq mi) of it is land and 724 kmÂ² (280 sq mi) of it (30.53%) is water. It is the second largest county by area in New Jersey.
Much of the county is flat and coastal, and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the nation. The highest point is one of three unnamed hills (one in Jackson Township, the other two in Plumsted Township) that reach at least 230 feet (70 m) in elevation. The lowest elevation in the county is sea level.
Lavallette is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,665. Lavallette is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Lavallette was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 21, 1887, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier.
Lavallette was named for Elie A. F. La Vallette, one of the first rear admirals appointed in the United States Navy when President Abraham Lincoln created the rank in July 1862, and the father of Albert T. Lavallette, co-founder of the borough.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Lavallette as its 8th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.
Lavallette is located at 39Â°58â€²7â€³N, 74Â°4â€²18â€³W (39.968481, -74.071647).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 kmÂ²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 kmÂ²) of it (12.90%) is water.
There are eight protected ocean beaches designated for swimming as well as two on the Barnegat Bay and several designated specifically for surfing and surf-fishing. The borough offers tennis, boccie, shuffleboard, basketball and roller blading opportunities on the mainland while Barnegat Bay provides boating, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.
There are also band concerts and Movies on the Bay, held at the Centennial Gazebo and Gardens located at Philadelphia Avenue and the bayfront.
Dover Beaches South more commonly known as Ortley Beach is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Toms River Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 1,594. It is more commonly called Ortley Beach. toms river Beaches South is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Toms River Township is split by the United States Census Bureau into three CDPs; Toms River CDP on the mainland comprising over 95% of the Township's population, along with Toms River Beaches North and Toms River Beaches South.
Toms River Beaches South is located at 39Â°57â€²16â€³N, 74Â°4â€²32â€³W (39.954568, -74.075679).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 kmÂ² (1.1 miÂ²). 1.6 kmÂ² (0.6 miÂ²) of it is land and 1.2 kmÂ² (0.4 miÂ²) of it (42.06%) is water.
Seaside Heights is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,155. Seaside Heights is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Seaside Heights was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1913, from portions of both Berkeley Township and Dover Township (now Toms River Township), based on the results of a referendum held on March 25, 1913.
Seaside Heights is a resort community, with a beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. Seaside Heights calls itself, "Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!" Peak months are July and August, but the season actually runs March-October. Summer population explodes upwards to thirty thousand persons. Route 37 in Toms River is routinely gridlocked on Friday afternoons in the summer months as vacationers pack the barrier islands.
The Seaside Heights Boardwalk has been featured worldwide, most notably by MTV in 1998 and 2002.
Casino Pier and Funtown Pier are amusement parks, each situated on a pier extending approximately 300 feet (100 meters) into the Atlantic Ocean. Breakwater Beach, formerly known as Water Works, is a water park situated across the street from Casino Pier. The boardwalk itself offers many family-friendly attractions from arcades, to beaches, to the wide variety of foods and desserts, all within walking distance. Seaside Heights hosted the AVP volleyball tournament for 2 years during the Summers of 2006 and 2007.
Seaside Park is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,263. Seaside Park is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
What is now Seaside Park was a section of Dover Township (now known as Toms River Township) until the creation of Berkeley Township in 1875. The area then became known as the â€œSea Side Parkâ€ section of Berkeley Township. Over the next twenty-five years, lots were sold, houses and roads were built, and the population of Seaside Park began to slowly grow.
On March 3, 1898, New Jersey Senate President Foster M. Voorhees, the acting Governor of New Jersey, signed a bill incorporating â€œSea Side Parkâ€ as an independent borough, created from portions of Berkeley Township. Originally, the town ran from 14th Avenue to North Avenue, about half its present size. An area known as the Berkeley Tract, north of the original area of the borough, was annexed on or about May 12, 1900.
As the community grew, the name of the borough lost a space. In 1914, a newly-appointed municipal clerk wrote the name of the town as â€œSeaside Parkâ€ in the council minutes. This practice continues to this day.
Seaside Park is located at 39Â°55â€²38â€³N, 74Â°4â€²39â€³W (39.927154, -74.077602). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 kmÂ²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 kmÂ²) of it (14.47%) is water.