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We get a lot of grades in school, work and life in general.....but what about the town that you live in here in Ocean County? What grade would you give your town?

The website Niche has issued its new rankings for 2020 of the "Best Places to Live" in the Garden State, but for at least the fourth year now, the website took a bit of a unique approach: Niche, the consumer rankings service, has assigned a grade, on an A+-to-D- scale, to almost every town in the state. We have broken that list down to the towns graded here in Ocean County.

No towns in Ocean County received an (A+) GRADE.

Those towns with an (A) GRADE

  • Bay Head

Those towns with an (A-) GRADE

  • Beach Haven
  • Harvey Cedars
  • Point Pleasant
  • Point Pleasant Beach

Those towns with a (B+) GRADE

  • Lavallette
  • Long Beach Township
  • Manahawkin
  • Pine Beach
  • Ship Bottom
  • Surf City
  • Toms River

Those towns with a (B) GRADE

  • Barnegat Light
  • Brick Township
  • Island Heights
  • Jackson Township
  • North Beach Haven
  • Plumstead Township
  • Stafford Township

Those towns with a (B-) GRADE

  • Beach Haven West
  • Beachwood
  • Lacey Township
  • Little Egg Harbor
  • Seaside Park
  • South Toms River
  • Tuckerton

Those towns with a (C) GRADE

  • Barnegat Township
  • Berkeley Township
  • Eagleswood Township
  • Forked River
  • Lakehurst
  • Manchester Township
  • New Egypt
  • Pine Lake Park
  • Lakewood
  • Mystic Island
  • Ocean Gate
  • Seaside Heights
  • Waretown

No towns in Ocean County received a lower grade then (C) ... Bay Head was the highest graded town in Ocean County. Niche.com used several factors when grading

  • quality of local schools
  • crime rates
  • housing trends
  • employment statistics
  • access to amenities

HOW WOULD YOU GRADE YOUR TOWN?

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