Here are 5 houses for sale in Toms River, NJ, if you’re looking to leave the city

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
June 4, 2021 - 12:30PM

This four bedroom, three and a half bath with an inground pool is listed for $615,000.

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Toms River, New Jersey was the top destination for New Yorkers who fled to the suburbs during the pandemic, according to a recent survey from PropertyShark. The Jersey Shore town is only an hour-and-a-half drive from New York City and has beaches, parks, and restaurants.

You can also get a lot more for your budget: The median sales price is $277,000, according to Here you’ll find waterfront houses with private docks and houses with a suburban feel. Many places on the market now also have large yards with inground pools and outdoor showers—just in time for summer.

When it comes to enjoying the shore, there are private and public beaches like Chadwick Beach and Bay Shore Beach Club. There are also several golf clubs in the area like Toms River Golf Club, Bey Lea Golf Course, and Toms River Country Club. For shopping and dining, you’ll find a mix of chain stores like Target and Ocean County Mall plus locally-owned eateries like Baladina, Villa Amalfi, and Artisan’s.

So, if you’re looking to buy a house outside of the city, check out these five places for sale in Toms River.

126 France St.

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $360,000. The house has new windows and vinyl siding, carpet and tile floors, central air, stainless steel appliances, a wood-burning fireplace, laundry room, storage shed, attached garage, and patio. Bey Lea Golf Course and Target are a six-minute drive away. 

533 Birmingham Ave.

This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $400,000. It has hardwood floors and carpet, recessed lighting, solar panels, central air, ceiling fans, a fireplace, full basement, attached two-car garage, bonus room with skylights, fenced-in backyard, and a deck. Manchester Family Golf Center and Grand Army Memorial Park are nearby. 

560 Bayview Dr. 

This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $575,000. The house is on a corner lot and features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, built-ins, beamed ceilings, ceiling fans, skylights, a sprinkler system, balcony, deck, patio, outdoor shower, and inground saltwater pool. Green Island Park is nearby.

88 Peacock Pl.

This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $615,000. The house has moldings, hardwood floors, built-ins, recessed lighting, central air, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, fireplace, attached two-car garage, large backyard, deck, shed, inground pool, and hot tub. Weatherly Park and Ocean County YMCA are nearby.

1236 Church Rd. 

This five bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $700,000. The custom-built house features refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, several windows, stainless steel appliances, a finished basement, patio, outdoor shower, inground pool, and an attached two-car garage. Ocean County YMCA is nearby. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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