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Guide to Toms River
Toms River Apartments For Rent
Located on the Jersey Shore, with beautiful beaches to show for it, is a city that might not be very popular but definitely has the potential to be. Toms River is a township on the eastern coast of New Jersey that goes by the motto, “Great Places. Familiar Faces.” Until November 14, 2006, this township went by the name of Dover. Toms River is the eighth largest township in the state containing 52.88 square miles of area, 12.4 square miles of which are water.
Present-day Toms River was established by Royal Charter as the Township of Dover in 1768. Dover was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships. Three decades later, in 1798, the Township of Dover was incorporated. During the nineteenth century, the township became a center for various items including shipbuilding, whaling, and lumber production. Portions of the township were taken during the late part of the century and the early twentieth century to form the Jackson, Union, Barnegat, Brick, Manchester, and Berkeley Townships, as well as Island Heights, Lavallette, and Seaside Heights.
In recent decades, Toms River has been recognized for various reasons. In 2006, the city was ranked by Morgan Quitno Press as the 15th safest city in the United States, and ranked 14th the following year. Toms River has been featured on MTV’s Made and three seasons of Jersey Shore, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the original The Amityville Horror movie. Toms River also has the second-largest Halloween parade in the world.
Things to Do in Toms River:
When moving to a new city, depending on where you are moving from, it can be an adjustment, and the same is true when moving to an apartment in Toms River. There are lots of great things to do in Toms River. Discover this amazing city and its unique downtown, participate in many different recreational activities, dine on fresh cuisine at the local restaurants, and even get a good shopping trip in.
Explore Downtown Toms River with various walking tours and visit some wonderful attractions. There are several different walks that you and the family can take in order to learn a little bit more about your new city – the Water Street Historic Walking Tour, the Village of Toms River Historic Walking Tour, Main Street Historic Walking Tour, and the Toms River Health Walk for added exercise. Reach for the stars, the moon, and even the planets at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium. Take a cruise close to home for lunch and dinner on The River Lady.
After exploring the city, why not search for something a little different by doing some shopping in Toms River. Every city has its favorite, one-stop shop and in Toms River that is the Ocean County Mall. Not only is it the only indoor mall in the area, but it has 120 stores that is sure to suit all needs. Visit the Coach and PINK stores for popular name brands, get a new phone at AT&T or T-Mobile, grab make-up at Sephora or supplements and health products at GNC. Don’t forget your athletic wear at Champs and Foot Locker. Aside from the mall, find some great deals all around town at places like Gelco Furniture, Atlantic City Jewelry, Flowers By Addalia, and Bob Kislin’s Outdoor Sports.
When living in a city that has such a large percentage of water, there are bound to be great things to do outdoors. Enjoy fishing and boating in Toms River at Coty Marine, Gilford Park Yacht Club, or the Kettle Creek Marina. Grab some friends or coworkers and head to Bey Lea Municipal Golf Course for a day of friendly competition. Have some winter fun at the Winding River Ice Rink. Travel to Cattus Island Park for all sorts of recreational activities including cross country skiing, birding, and more.
Not only does the water bring recreation, but it provides amazing food as well through the various restaurants in Toms River. Enjoy a “casually elegant” meal and dining experience at The River Market Café. Delight your palette in contemporary Asian cuisine and sushi at Shogun Legacy. Artisan’s Restaurant & Brewery provides a home-like atmosphere and authentic, homemade Italian dishes. Have the best burgers and shakes built at Burger 25. Take the freshness of Toms River seafood at the Pisces Seafood Market & Restaurant.
What to Consider When Moving to Toms River:
When moving to a Toms River apartment, you should consider all the important details that could affect your life while living there. Examples of these details would be the various neighborhoods in the city, the school system, the economy, and several others. However, in Toms River, you should consider something a little different.
Toms River became the center of international conversations in the 1990s when their Little League Baseball team – “Beast from the East” – competed in the Little League World Series three times in five years. In 1998 the team defeated Japan, 12-9. Their win was followed by a parade down Route 37 which brought more than 40,000 people out to celebrate their achievement. In 2010, the team went to Williamsport, collecting its record 4th Mid-Atlantic championship. Baseball isn’t the only sport of note from Toms River. In 1996 the Toms River Raider Jr. PeeWee Football team won a National Championship.
Cheerleaders in the city have won their fair share as well. In 1993, the Toms River Little Indian Midget Cheer squad won the city’s first National Championship title. It wasn’t until the next century that another national title would be won. In 2001, 2002, and 2003 the Toms River Angels brought home national titles – the second three-peat in the U.S. In 2005 The Toms River Little Indians won two more national titles, while the Toms River Raiders won one as well. In 2006, two more national titles were won by the Toms River Angels Midget Large Advanced Cheer Squad and the Toms River Little Indians Midget Small Intermediate Cheer Squad. In 2007 the Toms River Angels added another title to their list and the Indians added two more.
Why Toms River Apartments Are Hot:
No matter what your interests are or where you come from, you’ll find that Toms River apartments are perfect for everyone. This city is home to many people and the possibilities are great. Whether you choose to tour downtown, visit the city’s mall, go fishing at a local lake, or sit down for a meal at one of the hotspots in town, you and your family can surely have a good time in Toms River. If you have young children that love sports, there are some amazing little league teams that they can play on. Head to the Jersey Shore, choose one of these Toms River apartments and begin your new life among “Great Places” and “Familiar Faces.”
- LANOKA HARBOR
- SEASIDE HEIGHTS
- SEASIDE PARK
- MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Ocean County College
- Beth Medrash Govoha
- Georgian Court University
- Talmudical Academy of New Jersey
- Burlington County College
Nearby Military Bases
- Lakehurst Naval Air Center
- Fort Dix Military Reservation Plumsted
- National Guard Camp
- Camp Evans US Government
- Fort Dix Military Reservation New Hanover
Why Toms River?
- Great parks include Cattus Island Park, which features picnic areas, hiking trails, a marsh boardwalk, and overlooks.
- The Pine Belt Arena offers an impressive 3,500 seats for music concerts, sports, trade shows, and special events.
- The Toms River walking tour shows off the city’s history, which dates back to the mid-1700s.
- Seaside Heights features a beach, a boardwalk with an arcade, food, and amusements, and several bars and clubs.
- Activities include swimming, surfing, boating, and fishing, and Toms River offers several boardwalks and boat ramps.
- Festivals include Toms River Fest, the New Jersey Chili and Salsa cook Off, and the New Jersey Ice Cream Festival.