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Overview of Lakewood

With its modern amenities and classic hometown feel, it's easy to see why many residents enjoy calling Lakewood, NJ, home. This township has a Victorian downtown that gives visitors a taste of the area's history. Meanwhile, Lakewood also features several places where residents can go to enjoy the outdoors, including parks, playgrounds and walking trails.

The Lakewood Heritage Commission Museum, Ocean County Park and The Strand Theatre are just a few of the township's hot spots that are considered must-sees for many first-time visitors. Lakewood has its own airport, high-quality educational facilities and a historic downtown. Newcomers often seek Lakewood apartments for rent due to the area's family-friendly environment that delivers easy access to a large selection of amenities, attractions and features.

Living in Lakewood, NJ

Lakewood was originally called Washington's Furnace in 1814 by Jesse Richards and William Irwin, the founders of an iron company. Joseph Brick purchased the business in 1832 and helped revitalize the company, and the township was named Bricksburg after he passed away. It became Lakewood in 1880, and the decade that followed led to the construction of several hotels throughout the community.

The U.S. Census Bureau classifies Lakewood as a census-designated place (CDP). Lakewood had a population of 53,805 residents in 2010, and nearly 20 percent of its citizens were under the age of 5 during the same period. It spans 7.08 square miles, with roughly 7,602 residents per square mile.

Lakewood Work and Study

Lakewood's historic downtown features a wide variety of businesses and retail spots. Additionally, the township contains many industrial parks, which help the area's economy.

Georgian Court University is a popular institute of further education in the area, and is located near many of the apartments for rent in Lakewood, NJ. This university was founded by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey and offers an extensive liberal arts education to students. The school's faculty prides itself on individual mentoring and teaching, and 87 percent of its graduates hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their respective fields.

Rentals in Lakewood, NJ and Cost of Living

While there are various opportunities available to newcomers looking at the rentals in Lakewood, this township usually features higher-than-average prices for its units. The average cost of units in the area ranges from $1,000 to $1,800 per month.

Lakewood Attractions and Special Events

Lakewood features several parks and playgrounds, including Ocean County Park. This park offers visitors access to 323 acres that include bike trails, hiking paths, lake swimming and picnic areas. It is a great year-round facility, providing everything from cross-country skiing to volleyball. 

The Eagle Ridge Golf Course is a historic place to play a round of golf. It has a variety of bluffs, cliffs and ridges, providing a challenging, exciting experience to golf novices and professionals alike.

Check out a baseball game at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, the home of the Lakewood Blue Claws. This team is the minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and you never know when you might see a future major leaguer on the field. Fans have been able to watch former Blue Claws players such as National League MVP Ryan Howard and 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels prior to their big league debuts.

The Carousel of Music is a concert series held every July and August, offering locals the chance to hear several genres of music. The Lakewood Municipal Band and The Lakewood Jazz Ensemble are among the local groups to perform at the Carousel of Music in the past.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Lakewood, NJ, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

Ocean Park Village - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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Lakewood, NJ 08701

$950 - $1425

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dutchtown Manor - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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(2)

Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1025 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Andrews Corner - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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(5)

Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1130 - $1455

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, NJ

(5)

$1130 - $1455

148 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crossroad Manor Apartments - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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(2)

Lakewood, NJ 08701

$975 - $1205

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Washington - Lakewood, NJ 08701
25

Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1100 - $1475

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, NJ


$1100 - $1475

144 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shenandoah Village - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1300 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lakewood, NJ (Lane Mills)


$1300 - $1450

74 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Briar Park Apartments - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1140 - $1280

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

New Hampshire Commons - Lakewood, NJ 08701
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Lakewood, NJ 08701

$1235 - $1400

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, NJ


$1235 - $1400

288 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sea Verge - Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Long Branch, NJ 07740

$1430 - $3395

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Long Branch, NJ


$1430 - $3395

126 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pier Village - Long Branch, NJ 07740
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(18)

Long Branch, NJ 07740

$1400 - $4415

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Long Branch, NJ

(18)

$1400 - $4415

283 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Tinton Falls - Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
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(333)

Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

$1535 - $2550

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tinton Falls, NJ

(333)

$1535 - $2550

216 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon West Long Branch - West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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(229)

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

$1725 - $2760

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Long Branch, NJ

(229)

$1725 - $2760

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monmouth Beach Village - Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Long Branch, NJ 07740

$1445 - $1915

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lakeview Terrace - Eatontown, NJ 07724
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(8)

Eatontown, NJ 07724

$1422 - $1964

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Freehold - Freehold, NJ 07728
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(403)

Freehold, NJ 07728

$1565 - $2325

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Freehold, NJ

(403)

$1565 - $2325

296 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Post and Coach - Freehold, NJ 07728
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(2)

Freehold, NJ 07728

$1280 - $1970

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Freehold, NJ

(2)

$1280 - $1970

104 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Mariners Cove Apartments - Toms River, NJ 08753
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(19)

Toms River, NJ 08753

$1465 - $2150

2 Beds 1 Bath

Eatoncrest - Eatontown, NJ 07724
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(28)

Eatontown, NJ 07724

$1137 - $2000

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Eatontown, NJ

(28)

$1137 - $2000

412 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Ocean Terrace - Long Branch, NJ 07740
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(2)

Long Branch, NJ 07740

$1260 - $1375

1 Bed 1 Bath

Glen Ellen - West End, NJ 07740
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(8)

West End, NJ 07740

$1295 - $1765

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

West End, NJ

(8)

$1295 - $1765

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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