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Relocating to Ocean County
 

Are you considering moving to Ocean County, New Jersey?  The Relocation Guide is designed to aid you in researching what resources are available in Ocean County.  A brief history of the county can be found on the Ocean County website.

Books at the library | Annual Events | Arts & Leisure | Buying/Renting a Home 
Cost of Living | Crime | Education | Employment & Salary Surveys
English Literacy | Homework Help | Hospitals
Houses of Worship
| Immigration & Citizenship | Maps | Media
Government Resources & Information | Recreation | Small Business | Taxes
Transportation
| Utilities

Annual Events

First Night of Ocean County
Halloween Parade
Long Beach Island Chowderfest
Pine Barrens Jamboree

Arts & Leisure

Albert Music Hall
Albert Music Hall is located in Waretown, New Jersey.  It holds country, folk, and bluegrass concerts on a weekly basis.

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is a non-profit institution.  It holds classes, exhibits, and other programs which are open to the public.

Ocean County Local Events
A yearly calendar of events for the county is available from the official Ocean County website.  

Strand Theatre
The Strand Theatre is a newly renovated theatre located in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Surflight Summer Theatre
Surflight Summer Theatre is located on Long Beach Island.

Tuckerton Seaport
Tuckerton Seaport, located in Tuckerton, New Jersey, is an historic village and museum dedicated to preserving the culture of the Jersey shore.



Buying/Renting a Home

Guide to Affordable Housing in New Jersey
The state of New Jersey’s Division of Housing & Community Affairs has published the Guide to Affordable Housing.  It is available online or you may send for a paper copy from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.  A listing of affordable housing in Ocean County is available through this website, as well.

Real Estate
Real Estate is a collection of useful links to websites regarding buying, selling, or renting a home anywhere in the United States.



Cost of Living 

Consumer Price Index Home Page
This is the website for a wide range of information concerning the prices of consumer goods and services for the United States.



Crime

New Jersey State Police: 2000 Uniform Crime Report
The Uniform Crime Report is data gathered together and published by the New Jersey State Police.  It contains statistical information regarding crime in the state during the past year.
 

Education

Ocean County Library: Link to a topic- College & Financial Aid
The College & Financial Aid web page provides links to numerous websites that can help you plan for college and graduate school.  On this web page you will also find links to private, public, community, and other specialized colleges and universities in New Jersey.


Ocean County Library: Link to a Topic – Education
On this web page you will find links to public, private, vocations, Montessori, and special needs schools in Ocean County.



Employment & Salary Surveys

Ocean County Library: Link to a Topic- Jobs & Careers
Whether you are looking for a job in the private sector or the federal government, this web page has links to websites that will get you on your way to finding a new job.  Be sure to take note of the salary information listed under Earnings on the Occupational Outlook Handbook and under Wages and Trends on America’s Career InfoNet.

English Literacy

Ocean County Library: Literacy & English as a Second Language- en Español
This web page lists all of the resources available in Ocean County for people who are looking to improve their English language skills.



Government and Community Information

Federal
GovSpot.com

GovSpot.com is a web portal for federal and state government information on the World Wide Web.  Some key links included on GovSpot.com are: 

CIA World Factbook

FirstGov: The official site for U.S. information, services, transactions, and forms

Worldwide Governments on the WWW

Yahoo! Government > Countries

Yahoo! provides an alphabetical listing of links to world government websites.

State
Ocean County Library: New Jersey Information and History

This web page provides links for several websites, including the official website for the state of
New Jersey.

County
Ocean County Library: Ocean County Information & History
This web page provides easy access to Ocean County websites, including links to Ocean County municipalities’ websites and the Ocean County Clerk’s website.

Ocean County Quickfacts from the US Census Bureau
You can review the 2000 census results for Ocean County, or you can select a town to view its statistics.



Homework Help

Just for Kids
Just for Kids has suggested reading lists for grades 1 through 6 and links for many homework topics; including biographies, the Middle Ages, and English grammar. 



Hospitals

New Jersey Hospital Association: NJ Hospitals by County
You can see a list of hospitals in each county of New Jersey just by clicking on the county’s name in the map. Ocean County Hospitals include:
Community Medical Center
HEALTHSOUTH Corp.
Kimball Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean County Hospital

Houses of Worship

Information regarding houses of worship located in Ocean County, New Jersey can be found in the Verizon SuperPages Yellow Pages for Ocean County under “churches” and “synagogues.” 

Immigration & U.S. Citizenship

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (USINS)
The USINS website is the source for information regarding the Immigration and Naturalization Services of the United States government.

Maps

Mapquest: Driving directions, maps, and live traffic reports
Mapquest provides maps, aerial photos, driving directions, and traffic reports.



Media

Newspapers
Ocean County Library: Link to a topic- News
The News web page contains links to local newspapers, such as the Asbury Park Press and the Ocean County Observer.

Radio
nj1015.com
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio is one radio station focused on New Jersey news, traffic, and weather. 

Ocean County, N.J. Frequencies
Scanner frequencies for the Ocean County area are listed on this web page.

Soft Rock 92.7 WOBM
WOBM is a source for current Ocean County news, weather reports, and traffic news.

Television
News 12 Interactive: New Jersey News
News 12 is a cable television news program focused on New Jersey news, traffic, and weather.

Recreation

Beach Buzz
What is going on at the Jersey shore?  Check out the websites put together by the Ocean County Library to learn about the beaches of Ocean County, New Jersey.

Island Beach State Park
Island Beach State Park is a barrier island located at the south end of Seaside Park.  It has facilities for swimming, canoeing, and fishing, as well as an interpretive center and programs.

Ocean County NJ Parks and Recreation
There are numerous county parks located throughout Ocean County.   

Small Business

Ocean County Library: Link to a topic- Small Business
Ocean County Library’s Small Business Information Center is the place to start when researching starting or managing a small business.  Be sure to also check out Ocean County Library’s Small Business Handbook and Ocean County Library --- Business Link Exchange.

Taxes

Ocean County Board of Taxation 
The Ocean County Board of Taxation website contains useful information regarding taxes in Ocean County.  To learn more about taxes in individual towns, check out the websites for local municipalities.

Ocean County Library: Link to a topic- Income taxes
Ocean County Library’s Income taxes web page will lead you to information regarding federal and N.J. state taxes, including electronic filing, finding and printing forms out, and tax forms for other states.



Transportation


Transportation in Ocean County
Transportation in Ocean County is a guide to useful links for air, bus, highway, and rail transportation.

Utilities

Cablevision telecommunications and entertainment company
Cablevision provides cable television services for select towns in northern Ocean County.


Comcast
Comcast provides cable television services.

Ocean County Utilities Authority
Ocean County Utilities Authority collects and treats wastewater in the Ocean County area.  Information regarding water and sewer utilities of an individual town can be found on the town’s website.  There is a listing of town websites on the Ocean County Information and History web page. 

Verizon
Verizon provides local telephone services.



Books at the library 

Ocean County: Four centuries in the making  2000.  R974.948 Mill
Provides a detailed history of Ocean County, New Jersey. 

Uniform Crime Reports, State of New Jersey  R364.9749 NewJ
Uniform Crime Reports is a source of statistical information regarding crime in the state.  This information can be accessed online at New Jersey State Police: 2000 Uniform Crime Report.

 

Got questions? We have answers!

 

Researched and compiled by K. Pennell
Edited by C. Paulson

 

 

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