Retire in Forked River, NJ

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Fire Pit Grill

AMAZING FOOD!!! I had ordered a tray of their BBQ chicken & Seafood Paella for my husbands birthday bbq... it was AMAZING... I was worried I ordered too...

2. Jt's Bagel Hut

I have never been disappointed leaving Jt and they have been my fav bagel place in all of NJ since they opened when I was in HS . I always get the bacon egg...

3. The Lacey Diner

Found this place thanks to Yelp so I wanted to post a review so others could find this gem. We're just visiting the area for the weekend. This was an...

4. Nikko

Amazing! I have never had better sushi than I have at Nikko. Everything is beyond delicious, fresh, and flavorful. The workers are very attentive and kind,...

5. Shut Up and Eat

You just got to love a diner that will so boldly proclaim "shut up and eat!" to its guests. This is not your sterile, cookie-cutter breakfast house...

Golf
1. Ocean Club At Mantoloking

Maybe we're biased because we're owners, but come once, come forever! Olympic sized heated pool, private beach, game room, and all the comforts of home. All...

2. Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf & Country Club

Wow, what a place. I was a visitor so I did not get to see all the facilities but I imagine they are all amazing. Pool: they have a pool that goes up to...

3. Castaway Cove Adventure Golf

Awesome miniature golf course with very nice design, extensive props and challenging holes. The layout of the course is a pirate theme and there's actually...

4. Ocean Acres Country Club

I attended a wedding here this weekend. The grounds are absolutely beautiful - definitely 5 stars. There's a lake right in the middle of the grounds - and...

5. Mister Bs Golf Center

This place needs some serious help. When you first walk in you are hit with clubs, shoes and everything a golfer needs. Not a bad selection. But that is...

Active
1. Island Beach State Park

I love island beach state park. I was almost hesitant to write this review because I feel like it's a hidden treasure and I don't want everyone to find out...

2. Barnegat Lighthouse

Nice place to spend the day! Park in the free parking lot, and then wander around the park. There are picnic tables on the beach if you want to set up base...

3. Popcorn Park Zoo

This is not your typical zoo and as long as you understand this walking in you'll enjoy your visit. All of the animals here have been surrendered or...

4. Crunch

I've switched gyms about six times in the past few years. I've been to LA, Metro, Retro, Planet, the YMCA, and TR Fitness. I think this is the happiest I've...

5. Center For Health and Healing

I've been attending this yoga studio for about 3-4 months. I fully believe that this yoga studio was much improvement from a previous studio I use to...

Arts
1. Marquee Cinemas - Orchard 10

This is literally my favorite movie theater in the area. It has stadium seating, it's clean and doesn't have a musty smell. The other nearby theaters the...

2. Barnacle Bill's Amusements

I loved this place! I thought the mini golf was challenging enough- actually ended up getting a hole in one on the last hole and won a free game! And the...

3. Shake Shoppe Arcade

We decided to stop here after I heard this is where the infamous fried pickles were. Well, we went, we saw, and we conquered. Fried pickles are the bees...

4. Insectropolis

Surprisingly nice. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Exhibits are well done. It's a great place for toddlers and children that is local in Toms River.

5. Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

I was afraid to come here during the summer , but if you come when it first opens there is $8 off per person as well as the whole park to yourself for at...

Shopping
1. Conquest Comics

This place is amazing especially for anyone into collectibles they have it all. They have an amazing selection of figures from new to old and Rare. This is...

2. Fast Cash

Nice people. The people who work here are very professional and courteous to the junk we bring in :) and also when you're interested in buying something....

3. Island Gypsy

Nice store. Tons of basics. Mostly solid. A wall of Camus and bralettes. Right next to House of Lucky so both probably benefit from each other's traffic....

4. Marshalls

I felt discombobulated when I walked in here. It's all a jumble of clothes half hanging on over stuffed racks. Argh. Yanno when you can't pull something out...

5. Biele Jewelers

I liked this place. I haven't bought anything from there but I did have my fiances ring engraved by them. By far the cheapest I could find. Other places...

Health
1. Massage Haven

Unfortunately I'm a visitor from out of town, however when I do come back I'll be looking up Massage Haven again. The experience was wonderful and calming....

2. Bend & Blossom

The services at Bend & Blossom were incredibly comprehensive for me and my husband. I took a breast-feeding class (if you are thinking about it, definitely...

3. Om Spa & Boutique

Thank you for a fabulous, relaxing evening Mia! You will find the OM Spa in a really cool old building (circa 1707!), amongst the shoppes in the Old Mill,...

4. Massage Envy - Toms River

I really love this place. Just about the time my back starts to hurt or stiffen up. My appointment arrives and i start feeling much better after couple...

5. Ocean Eye Institute

I've recently relocated to Toms River, obtained new vision insurance and needed a vision exam. I was pleasantly surprised to book an appointment in the same...

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