After looking at these opulent New Jersey backyard pools, one may start to rethink the half-inflated one that barely survives a summer.

Pools are a luxury that you feel lucky to have.

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Pools are a luxury that you feel lucky to have.

No finding a parking spot and dragging the beach gear for blocks and blocks.

It's just your own private oasis.

As nice as your pool may be, I'm willing to guess it's not like anything you're about to see.

Full disclosure, all of these pools are on the properties of homes that are on the market for millions of dollars.

With that kind of money, you'd expect nothing less I would think.

The locations range from way north in Alpine all the way south to Stone Harbor.

As east as Pt. Pleasant Beach to as west as Lambertville.

I also learned that there is a town in New Jersey named Demarest. I had never heard of it. It sounds like something that you take after not being able to fall asleep. I digress.

Cabanas, waterfalls, infinity pools, and natural water views. These pools have it all and more.

So slip on that bathing suit, lather on the suntan lotion, grab a towel and get ready to say "cannonball!" Well, maybe not that last part. I'm guessing cannonballs aren't prohibited at some of these backyard pools.

Anyway, here we go. The water's just fine.

Take a Dip In The Most Breathtaking Backyard Pools in New Jersey

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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