Ocean View is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 4,615 people and just one neighborhood, Ocean View is the 331st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Ocean View are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Occupations and Workforce
Ocean View is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ocean View is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocean View who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), sales jobs (12.71%) and food service (12.42%).
Also of interest is that Ocean View has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ocean View is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ocean View has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ocean View has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ocean View than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ocean View may be for you.
One of the nice things about Ocean View is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.