Just 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, historic Lakewood Township was once a popular destination as a getaway for wealthy New Yorkers. Today, this balanced, full-service community harmonizes a growing commercial and business sector with lovely residential neighborhoods. The charmingly renovated center encourages residents to stroll along quaint sidewalks graced by Victorian street lamps. Shops, stores, and services meet everyday needs, with large malls available close to home. Ocean County Park is a popular site for picnicking, hiking, swimming, and fishing. Nearby ocean beaches offer a myriad of water sports.