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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Forked River, New_Jersey

Forked River is a small town of about 5400 along the New Jersey shore, just south of Toms River. Forked is pronounced in 2 syllables - "For' ked".  Living in the town provides ready access to the legendary beaches of South Jersey.

Where to Retire in Forked River and Home Prices

This area has experienced tremendous growth in the number of 55+ and active adult communities because of its location along the Jersey  shore.   
Prices are somewhat lower than in the closer in NJ suburbs, so retirees can get more for their dollar here. Recreation and lifestyle are also good, particularly for people who like the beach, boating, and golf. Real estate prices have been holding very steady in Forked River - the median home value was  $619,306 in late 2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Forked River

Forked River is a nice little town that just happens to be on the beautiful Jersey shore. Prices are lower than in the New York suburbs.

What Is Not Special about Forked River

It's a little quiet in Forked River, a pretty good drive to either NYC or Philadelphia.

Climate and Physical Environment

Forked River is in the center of New Jersey except that it is on the ocean. The average January low is 22 and the average July high is 86.  August is the wettest month (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are plenty of restaurants in Forked River and along the beach, but for the cultural scene you need to head to Philadelphia, about 60 miles away.


Crime in Forked River is low. 

Medical Facilities

Community Medical Center is in Toms River about 13 miles away.


Atlantic City International Airport is 45 miles away.

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