With about 34 square miles and a population of almost 23,000 people, Barnegat lies in the south-central coastal portion of Ocean County, alongside Barnegat Bay. At the time of its first settlement, Barnegat Township was one of the leading seaports in the region. In fact, it was commerce, glass making, and shipbuilding that led to the town’s quick evolution. Today, the town is still known for its marine and fishing activities.
Barnegat’s location is incredibly convenient to commuters with easy access to and from the Garden State Parkway. Since it sits at the hub of intersecting state and county highways, you can get anywhere you need to go with ease. You’ll have about an hour and a half drive to New York City and about an hour and 20-minute drive to Philadelphia. However, you don’t have to go far for entertainment. Everything you need is located within the township itself.
The town’s Historic District is chock full of parks, antique shops, boutiques, ice cream parlors, cafes, restaurants, and museums. It’s a shopper’s dream! Most of the downtown stores are locally owned, and the community takes pride in supporting its business owners. Once you’re done shopping and dining, you could head out to the 6 miles of water area on Barnegat Bay to boat, fish, swim, or walk the boardwalk.
Families with school-aged kids will be happy to know that the Barnegat Township School District is highly rated. It serves public school students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The district consists of six schools with around 3,265 students and 277 classroom teachers. There are also a couple of private school options nearby. All residents also have access to the state-of-the-art Ocean County Library system.
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