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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Lakewood, New_Jersey

Lakewood and Lakewood Township is a growing community near the New Jersey shore town of Brick, just off the Garden State Parkway. It is the home of one catholic college, Georgian Court, as well as one of the largest (jewish) yeshivas in the world. Lakewood is a major center for orthodox jews.

Where to Retire in Lakewood and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value in mid-2021 was $435,601 which showed a rise of over 20% during the past year. Several active adult communities are in the area (see Lakewood Active Communities link at left)

What Is Special about Lakewood

Georgian Court College. Orthodox jewish center.  The large yeshiva.  Ocean County Park. Former Jay Gould estate. Lake Carasaljo.

What Is Not Special about Lakewood

New Jersey is not considered a tax-friendly state.

Climate and Physical Environment

Lakewood is in southern New Jersey near the oceanside town of Brick.  The pine barrens surround Lakewood on 3 sides and the ocean is to the east. The climate is a bit milder than New York City or towns to the west.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Lakewood offers parks, lakes, cultural and historical sites, and host several events throughout the year, Lakewood is also home to a minor league baseball team.


The crime rate in Lakewood is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus is located in Lakewood.


The Garden State Parkway runs adjacent to Lakewood. The town is about an hour from Newark Airport, but does operate it's own airport for private planes.

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Township of Lakewood

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