Just One Jersey Shore Town Makes America’s Top 50 Beach Towns
We are famous for a lot of things here in the Garden State, and way up on the top of that list are our amazing beaches and beach towns, and that is why it's extra upsetting that a list of the 50 best beach towns to live in in America, only one Jersey Shore town made the list, and it's not one of the first few that came to your mind.
It turns out Stacker doesn't show much love for New Jersey in their Top 50 Beach Towns To Live in list. As a matter of fact, the sum of all Garden State towns represented amounts to 2% of the list. Seriously?
You math whizzes knew right away 2% means only one New Jersey town made the list, and no, it's not the town of Cape May. And it's not the ones that may have come to your mind a little closer to home. It's not Avon, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant or Belmar. Spoiler alert...it's not a Monmouth or Ocean County town. And that's a shame.
So which New Jersey town made the list? Congratulations to Ocean City in Cape May County for ensuring that the Garden State didn't get completely shut out in this article. So, why Ocean City, and none of the other great beach towns in our state?
The study ranked many different factors, and Ocean City really excelled in two of those categories. They ranked 20th in safety and #24 in quality of life, and those stats put the town in the top 50.
The article doesn't dip below the top 50, so we don't know how close a Monmouth or Ocean town came to making the list, but we can only hope we just missed, That would make us feel a little better.