Living in Southeastern New Jersey

LivingNJ_topSoutheastern New Jersey is a great place to live and raise a family. Here you can find urban and rural spaces, beaches and woods, and an area undergoing a boom in economic growth. It’s not just America’s playground anymore. It’s a place to call home.

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When you think of a typical suburb, what comes to mind? Sprawl? Traffic? Not in Atlantic County. The region benefits from being near Philadelphia and New York, but is still set apart with space to grow. You’ll find a slower pace and easier living here. The weather here is temperate, too, because of our location near the water. Our summers are cooler and our winters warmer than the rest of the Delaware Valley.

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The Atlantic County region has benefited from the casino boom. More than 40,000 people are directly employed by the casino industry. Other industries such as healthcare, fine china, glass and plastics, and transportation contribute to a diverse and vibrant economy.

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LivingNJ_mid1Atlantic County offers some of the best entertainment around. The casinos of Atlantic City bring together the excitement of gaming, shows and fine dining in a single location. On any night of the week, you’ll find some of the world’s best musicians and comedians on stage. And the range of performers is staggering – from U2 to Michael Bolton to B.B. King, from Dennis Miller to Whoopi Goldberg to Don Rickles, there truly is something for everyone.

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Atlantic county boasts a wide range of dining options, from the countless fresh seafood spots to world class restaurants, such as Buddakan and The Continental. The following is a brief list of regional favorites:

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Whether you want to go luxe at the designer shops at The Pier at Caesars or scour for bargains at the outlets of The Walk, the region offers plenty of places to shop. Click on a link below to learn more:

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LivingNJ_mid2Atlantic County offers a variety of cultural attractions, from the historical to the artistic to the bizarre. Click on a link below to learn more.

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LivingNJ_mid3Southeastern New Jersey has everything outdoor enthusiasts could want: Water sports, golfing, fishing and camping are popular and accessible.

The Jersey Shore has been a popular vacation destination for generations. The quaint towns and beautiful beaches offer relaxation, family fun, great shopping and wonderful seafood.

Golfers will revel in the area’s wealth of public and private courses, many of which are recognized as among the finest in the region.

Atlantic County’s ten public parks are managed by the Atlantic County Parks System. Estell Manor, just south of May’s Landing, is the County’s most popular park. The 1,700 acre park includes camping, picnic areas, an exercise trail and boating. Visit the Atlantic County Parks System web site to learn more.

The area is rife with opportunities for ocean-lovers, too:

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South East New Jersey is in a prime geographical location. It counts Atlantic City within its boundaries, but it’s also close to other popular New Jersey shore towns, like Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor and Cape May. Atlantic City is just an hour drive from Philadelphia and just two hours from New York City.

Atlantic County is dotted with small towns and cities, each with its own character and unique attractions.

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LivingNJ_bottomSome of New Jersey ’s best public schools are located right here in Atlantic County . Click on a link below to learn more:

  • Atlantic County Department of Education
  • Atlantic County School Directory
  • Test Scores and Rankings for Atlantic County Schools
  • School District web sites

The region also boasts a variety of higher education opportunities. Click on a link below to learn more:

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