One of the reasons I love living in Long Branch, New Jersey is because I am literally on one of the best beaches on the entire east coast. When the New York crowds come to Jersey for the summer, they head to Point Pleasant and Seaside, driving right by Long Branch without giving it a second look.
The best areas in Long Branch are certainly along the coast, from the iconic Max Hotdogs to the boardwalk and arcade halls. This area has been getting a facelift as of late, and luxury shops and premium shopping centers are popping up all over.
We can jump in the car and head north to New York in an hour, west to Philadelphia in two hours, or south to Atlantic city in an hour. The community I live are all friendly folks, and there is plenty to do here after the sun goes down. The Stone Pony is a few miles away, where Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi all got their starts.