The town of Toms River, New Jersey was founded in 1768 as Dover, a name that was replaced in 2006. Toms River is one of the top 15 safest cities in the nation, though it has a flair for the dramatic. This city is proud to have been the backdrop for a number of famous TV shows and films, including Jersey Shore, and Amityville Horror.
The best way to get around Toms River is by car. Though the streets are some of the safest in the nation, the township covers quite a large area, making walking and bicycling impractical. For those who prefer to make use of public transportation, there are a number of busses that service the area. Known as the Ocean Ride, these busses travel all around Ocean County, taking residents of Toms River all around this section of Jersey shoreline. The city hasn’t been connected by rail since the 1940s, but there has recently been talk of opening up a passenger train line that would connect Toms River to Philadelphia and New York City.