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Toms River, NJ

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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.

Toms River Apartments


Waterway Apartments, LLC
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-1.5


Heritage Village at Seabreeze
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Brandywyne At Brielle, LLC
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Mariners Cove
Beds: 2
Baths: 1.5


Brick Gardens
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Emerald Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Toms River, NJ is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.0%
  • 5.01%
  • 7.18%
  • Female
  • 5.61%
  • 4.8%
  • 6.7%
is average rent in Toms River, NJ
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.89%
  • 1.2%
  • 1.24%
of units are available for rent in Toms River
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 183
  • 53
  • 413
Getting Around in Toms River, NJ

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.

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The average commuter time in Toms River is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.92%
  • 8.89%
  • 2.27%

New Jersey Chili and Salsa Cook-Off

<p>If you like it hot, you'll want to be sure to head out to the New Jersey Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, a state-wide event conveniently located in Toms River. This huge competition is open to cooks from across the nation who want to show off their flair for spice. The event has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society, an organization that knows its chili. The winners of the cook-off receive generous cash prizes, as well as bragging rights for the year to come. If you need to douse the fire in your mouth, be sure to drop by the New Jersey Ice Cream Festival the following month for the coolest deserts in the state.</p>


<p>When it comes to performing arts, the Toms River Arts Company, or TRACO for short, fits the bill. This theater shows art house films, and hosts a variety of dance, opera, theater, and other performances throughout the year. TRACO is conveniently located downtown, giving residents of this busy, seaside city easy access to entertainment that goes a little deeper than the big budget blockbusters that other theaters show. Performers can get in on the action by auditioning for community theater productions, which also make use of the TRACO stage.</p>

it the Beach

<p>With its sub-tropical climate and its hot, sunny summers, Toms River is a great place to stake out a spot on the beach and work on your tan. Fortunately, the city is located right on the Jersey Shore and is home to numerous white sand beaches. Beachgoers who stick to the mainland can enjoy lounging in the sunshine and playing in the calm waters of Barnegat Bay. The bay is protected by Barnegat Peninsula, a long strip of land that's home to even more shoreline. A visit to the peninsula gives beachgoers access to fishing, boating, and water sports in the Atlantic.</p>