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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Toms River

We are just across the bridge from the beach and also an amusement boardwalk. We have a town mall and lots of stores & restaurants nearby

My neighborhood is a senior's area. Supermarkets and restaurants are fairly close by. Like going to beach which is not too far away.

I really don't like the local stores are just a typical stores large merchants there isn't any small family owned restaurants

I like that there are stores where I can walk to. I like that the schools are close by. There are parks and the public library is nearby.

Our neighborhood is suburban with no long, straight streets so traffic speeds are low, making it safe for children to play in the streets. We have multiple local restaurants but are not near significant retail areas.

Nice having some distance between neighbors. It's small enough so most people know each other. Generally, it's a quiet place to relax and live.

Who Lives Here

Toms River Demographics

Education

High School

27%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

26%

4 people

22%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

32%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

10%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

12%

20-45

28%

45-65

29%

65+

19%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Toms River?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23-$1872$1987$1076
Oct '23-$1872$1950$1076
Sep '23-$1822$2067$1076
Aug '23-$1724$2000$1076
Jul '23-$1899$2050$1076
Jun '23-$1860$2060$1076
May '23-$1899$2148$1076
Apr '23-$1852$2155$1076
Mar '23-$1837$1907$1076
Feb '23-$1810$1862$1076
Jan '23-$1762$1875$1076
Dec '22-$1762$1875$1076

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Toms River

Toms River Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

34%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

17%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3838

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 33 of 39 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 24 of 39 renters

Percentage: 4242

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 20 of 39 renters

Top Scores: Pet, Medicine, Retail

Things To Do In Toms River

Top Score

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Toms River.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Toms River is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 67% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Toms River.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 28% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 15% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Toms River gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 33% more grocery stores than average
  3. 32% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 6% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 58% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Toms River.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 55% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 40% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 49% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 79% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Toms River Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 38 of 39 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 37 of 39 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 35 of 39 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 33 of 39 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 32 of 39 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 30 of 39 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 29 of 39 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 28 of 39 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 27 of 39 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 27 of 39 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 24 of 39 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 21 of 39 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 20 of 39 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 20 of 39 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 20 of 39 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 23 of 39 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 24 of 39 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 39 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 35 of 39 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 36 of 39 renters

Toms River Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Toms River

9/10

Central Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Cedar Creek Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

7/10

Lanoka Harbor Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

7/10

Clifton Ave Grade School

Grades 1-5 • Public

7/10

Ella G Clarke Elementary School

Grades 1-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

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All About

Living in Toms River, NJ

Toms River is a town in New Jersey with slightly less than 89,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 81% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,398 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.

Toms River residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transit isn't used much. Not many residents walk to work.

Compared to the New Jersey average, Toms River has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (6%). Further, 14% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 7% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Toms River: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 17% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $89,000, Toms River workers bring in roughly the same as the average New Jersey resident. Toms River, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.