Rent to Own Homes in Toms River, NJ

Originally named Dover, what is now known as Toms River is a very livable city with over 91,000 residents. Nicely recovered from prior environmental issues, Toms River has become one of the more popular seaside communities on the East Coast. With its many cultural events, venues, shopping and great beaches like Normandy, Monterey, Ocean and Chadwick, it's unsurprising that Toms River is a favorite place for families to settle.

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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Toms River, NJ 08753

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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Toms River, NJ 08753

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Toms River, NJ 08753

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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Toms River, NJ 08753

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Toms River, NJ 08753

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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Toms River, NJ 08755

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Toms River, NJ 08755

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Toms River, NJ 08755

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Toms River, NJ 08755

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Local Housing

The average listing price for homes in Toms River is $270,904, and the median sales price is $188,088, which was calculated from 316 home sales between June and August 2013. Over 85 percent of Toms River's homes are owner-occupied. While this is an attractive seasonal destination, the population is quite stable, with a 92 percent average occupancy rate. The annual residential turnover rate hovers around 13 percent, and nearly a third of all residents have remained in the same home for 5 years or more.

Toms River Schools

The city is served by the largest suburban school district in the entire state. Despite this, student-teacher ratios are excellent at around 14:1. There are three local high schools, including Toms River East, North, and South. The middle schools are divided in the same way and are fed by an array of local elementary schools. Toms River High School South was honored as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education as one of the finest high schools in the state.

Weather in Toms River

The city has a subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters. The Atlantic Ocean helps to moderate the cold extremes, so average snowfall amounts are only about 24 inches annually. The nicest times of year are spring and fall, both of which feature temperatures in the 60s and 70s with little humidity. The dog days of summer can be sticky, with average highs in the mid-80s and above.

Toms River Neighborhoods

Toms River is a healthy-sized coastal town. It's divided into some 27 different neighborhoods, each with its own unique cultural flavor. Most areas are prosperous, safe, and fairly well bustling. Here are details about some of the most popular Toms River neighborhoods:

Pleasant Plains: Pleasant Plains,with its array of modestly sized homes, is one of the city's most popular areas, particularly with executives and working professionals. As a result, the average house price approaches $350,000 and rents are a bit higher than the cty average at $1,284.

Windsor Park: Thisneighborhood, with its well-established urban residences, surrounds Toms River High School East. There's a fairly high vacancy rate, meaning you'll find good values in rentals and rent to own homes.

Silver Ridge: Silver RIdgeis just the kind of comfortably cozy area that gets featured in movies about innocent childhoods and neighborhood adventures. In fact, Winding River Park is the home of ball fields that have helped produce world champion Little League baseball players. Culturally and ethnically diverse, Silver Ridge is walkable, personable, and safe.

Holiday Heights:Holiday Heightsfeatures a lot of smaller homes and is pretty popular with singles and young professionals. There's an unusual concentration of studios and little apartments, so this is a good place to find good housing deals. There's a lot of shopping nearby, along with some of the best Italian restaurants you'll find this side of Manhattan.

Bay Shore/Bayview Harbor: Residents of these communitiesare seasonal. This is an oceanfront community and so attracts a lot of warm weather visitors. Still, this is a great place to live year round if you enjoy salty breezes, leisurely strolls down park-like streets, and eclectic, friendly neighbors.