Originally named Dover, what is now known as Toms River is a very livable city with over 91,000 residents. Nicely recovered from prior environmental issues, Toms River has become one of the more popular seaside communities on the East Coast. With its many cultural events, venues, shopping and great beaches like Normandy, Monterey, Ocean and Chadwick, it's unsurprising that Toms River is a favorite place for families to settle.
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Local Housing The average listing price for homes in Toms River is $270,904, and the median sales price is $188,088, which was calculated from 316 home sales between June and August 2013. Over 85 percent of Toms River's homes are owner-occupied. While this is an attractive seasonal destination, the population is quite stable, with a 92 percent average occupancy rate. The annual residential turnover rate hovers around 13 percent, and nearly a third of all residents have remained in the same home for 5 years or more.
Toms River Schools The city is served by the largest suburban school district in the entire state. Despite this, student-teacher ratios are excellent at around 14:1. There are three local high schools, including Toms River East, North, and South. The middle schools are divided in the same way and are fed by an array of local elementary schools. Toms River High School South was honored as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education as one of the finest high schools in the state.
Weather in Toms River The city has a subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters. The Atlantic Ocean helps to moderate the cold extremes, so average snowfall amounts are only about 24 inches annually. The nicest times of year are spring and fall, both of which feature temperatures in the 60s and 70s with little humidity. The dog days of summer can be sticky, with average highs in the mid-80s and above.
Toms River Neighborhoods Toms River is a healthy-sized coastal town. It's divided into some 27 different neighborhoods, each with its own unique cultural flavor. Most areas are prosperous, safe, and fairly well bustling. Here are details about some of the most popular Toms River neighborhoods: