We love New Jersey and we know we live in the "best" place in the world. (Some might be smirking at that.) Personally, I love New Jersey and Ocean County, it's a little piece of heaven.

Money.com put out a list of the fifty best places to live in the United States. Two towns in New Jersey made it on the list, according to nj.com. We have so many awesome, beautiful towns here at the Shore. Just to name a few, Ship Bottom, Toms River, Pt. Pleasant Beach, Seaside Park, Brick, I could go on and on. How about Island Heights and Ocean Gate?

When we can see a beautiful sunrise over the gorgeous beach and a breathtaking sunset over one of our fabulous bays, we know we live in beautiful Ocean County. It's funny, when family visits, where do they want to go...to the beach. One of our gorgeous beaches here in Ocean County. They're absolutely the best in the country.

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BOO...NO OCEAN COUNTY TOWNS, What? The two towns that made the list are Bridgewater at #31 and Mount Laurel at #16, WOW. - This is all of the towns throughout the country, way to go Mount Laurel.

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The top 5 Best Towns in the US, according to money.com.:

#1 - Evans, Georgia

#2 - Parker, Colorado

#3 - Meridian, Idaho

#4 - Rockwall, Texas

#5 - Columbia, Maryland

Money.com considered towns with populations of 25,000 or more. They removed the places that had more than double the national crime risk and the media income level lower than 85% of its state's median. Economy, the housing market, cost of living, diversity, public education health and safety, and weather and lifestyle were all considered in building the list, according to nj.com.

What town should have made the list in Ocean County? Tara in Lanoka Harbor feels Spring Lake should have made the list. Lonny in Manahawkin things Beach Haven should have made the list.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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