Forked River Real Estate
Forked River, pronounce fork’ id river, is a coastal town located on the Jersey Shore in the southern portion of portion of Ocean County, New Jersey. Lanoka Harbor and Forked River make up the township of Lacey. Lacey Township has a total area of 98.5 square miles of which 14.5 are water and it is bordered by the Pine Barrens, a pine forest, to the west and the Barnegat Bay to the east. Forked River encompasses 10.3 square miles of Lacey Township, of which 72% or 7.4 miles is water. The township has experienced rapid growth with many new shopping and home developments. There is easy access to major roadways, including the Garden State Parkway, and nearby public transportation via the New Jersey Transit Bus system is also readily available for commuters and recreation seekers with service to the metropolitan areas of both New Jersey and New York, as well as Atlantic City, New Jersey. Lacey Township public schools include four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
Forked River residents enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, boating, jet-skiing, crabbing and fishing in Barnegat Bay and along the Forked River. In addition there are many retail shopping centers and restaurants located in Lacey Township and it is just a short drive to enjoy the many activities on the beautiful beaches and fun-filled boardwalks of the Jersey Shore. Lacey Township is home to The Old School House Museum, Popcorn Park Zoo, and the annual Rock the River boat parade. Nearby points of interest include Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, beautiful golf and yacht clubs, boardwalk amusement rides and carnival games, and live entertainment at numerous waterfront restaurants.
The total population of Forked River is 18,816. In July the daily high temperature reaches an average of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The climate during winter months is moderately cold with daily temperatures reaching an average high of 41 degrees in January. The median age of residents is 40 and the average annual household income is $75,224.00. The median home price in Forked River is $225,000.00 although there are homes for sale in almost any price range including numerous luxury and waterfront properties.