Jersey Shore Retirement Spots

by Rachel Baker on March 13, 2014

As you may or may not know, Bruce Springsteen just came out with a new album titled, High Hopes. The author of the article below obviously knows this and thought it would be good for her company to associate retirement spots on the Jersey Shore with Bruce Springsteen’s name.

However, she completely missed the boat on what Springsteen writes about when she says

want to better understand what the Boss was singing about all the time?

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One word of caution: New Jersey taxes are high, so you’ll have to factor that in. Also, if you hail from other parts of the U.S., you may find the prices in the northeast a little hard to swallow. 

His songs are not about the rich people who move to the Jersey shore to retire. They are about the people who serve the rich people who move to the Jersey shore. They aren’t about the people who go spend a week at the shore, they are about the people who have high hopes of one day being able to afford to spend a week at the shore.

Anyway, here’s the article. I’m posting it because if you are lucky enough to not be what Bruce Springsteen’s songs are about then, there are some nice places listed. Just realize this is actually an advertisement for the woman’s business.

New Jersey means many different things to people, particularly it seems for those who don’t live there. Some people think of Bruce Springsteen. Others (sadly) associate New Jersey’s coastline with Snooki, J-wow, a situation and a cadre of unsavory drunks. Still, others think about all the hokey politics and falls from grace that have been the hallmark of the Jersey political scene since, well, forever. And others associate New Jersey with the horrible disaster that was wreaked upon it by Hurricane Sandy. But for Jersey residents, there’s nothing better than “Going down the shore”.

Want to better understand what the Boss was singing about all the time? If you are thinking about where you might like to retire and want an area with four seasons and beaches, then the Jersey Shore is a great option. One word of caution: New Jersey taxes are high, so you’ll have to factor that in. Also, if you hail from other parts of the U.S., you may find the prices in the northeast a little hard to swallow.

People in the northeast have long known about the many splendors of the Jersey Shore. New Jersey has 130 miles of primo sandy Atlantic coastline. Day trips to either Manhattan or Philadelphia are doable from almost any part of the shore. What also makes the area great is the diversity of communities. Unlike the Hamptons that tend to be rather homogeneous (aka lots of people with lots of money), the beach towns along the Jersey Shore have a ton of variety of both amenities, price points, and culture.

For more information, check out the website:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/moira-mcgarvey-/retire-in-new-jersey_b_4919246.html

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