Why I love living in Monmouth County:
- The Ocean -When I was a little girl we went “down the shore” for vacation every year for a week. We went Seaside Heights, which is in Ocean County, but that is still not far away from my home in Matawan.
All through my childhood, I have great memories of those yearly stays “down the shore.” The beach, the ocean, the boardwalk, the pizza, the Kohr’s Ice Cream (Custard), the rides, the shopping, Lunch at Sinns and much more.
Every time I visit the Ocean (about a 20 min drive from my house), I re-live many of those memories. Unfortunately, I don’t visit as often as I should. But it is still there, never changing. Whether I visit Sandy Hook, Long Branch, or Ocean Grove, it is a wonderful feeling. My dream is to own a beach house someday.
- Shopping -Wow where do I start. You can shop at Monmouth Mall, Freehold Raceway Mall, or Seaview Square Mall. In the mood for small town shopping there is Red Bank, Matawan, Freehold, Spring Lake, and more.
- Eats -Here is a good place to start, the Asbury Park Press Best of the Shore Awards. Here are the 2007 winners for Best Eating and Drinking. Say no more.