Living at the Jersey Shore is like waking up on vacation, every day.

During the summer, even if you have to work, you can get up and go out to the beach, or go for a walk on a boardwalk, go for a run, you can literally do everything that the visitors do, except, you get to do it daily.

There’s a lot to love.

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Martin Finnucane, Unsplash

Even in the winter months, this area has a lot of fun and unique activities that keep us entertained all year round.

Not only do we love the uniqueness of living on this busy coastline, but we have New York City and Philadelphia within a short distance.

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There are a few things that can be frustrating during the “off-season.”  This is one of the only areas in the country that gives its population a very small-time frame to enjoy certain businesses within the year.

If you have a favorite ice cream shop, favorite restaurant, or favorite local store, after the summer, these places pivot to a very limited in their operation or closed altogether.

Still, we love living at the Jersey Shore.

Ever since moving back to the area, however, I’ve noticed a few “pain points” if you will.  Especially during the summer.  Believe it or not, it doesn’t all have to revolve around other people coming to the area.

So, I wanted to know what really frustrates you when it comes to being a local during the summer.  There was one rule, you could not mention people who were from out of town, and that included the famous “b” word.

After hundreds of responses, we have the biggest.

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