Point Pleasant Beach Borough offers a year-round “playground” for a growing number of new residents. The tourist trade has long dominated the scene, underscored by the European atmosphere of the spectacular White Sands Resort. At the same time, Pleasant Beach is home to diverse businesses and offers excellent services that include outstanding public schools for its year-round residents. Housing options are attractive, ranging from well-kept older homes shaded by lovely trees to luxurious estates commanding breathtaking views. New subdivisions are springing up to meet the housing demands of rapid growth. The area hosts a number of special events throughout the year, including the world-famous Offshore Power Boat Race.