Known as the "Pearl of Bayshore," Keyport, New Jersey could end up as the pearl of your residential dreams!
A Bayshore community in Monmouth County, Keyport is called the "Pearl of the Bayshore." It's part of the nine communities covered by the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, which seeks to boost the area's economy through coastline offerings and attractive residential areas. Keyport has a population of about 7,240 people and a local flavor that's all about sunshine, beach and salt water. Have sunscreen, beach blankets, fishing poles, and a stomach that can withstand sailing? You'll fit right in.
Moving to Keyport
You won't have a ton of trouble finding new digs in Keyport as long as you start looking early. The area has seen a slight decrease in population over the years, but that hasn't dramatically increased vacancy rates. If you wait too long to look, you might lose that dream apartment to the guy or gal with the Type A personality and a tendency to get the job done. Start looking 60 days in advance of your move, and be prepared to plunk down a deposit by 30 days out.
There are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from, so consider the list below to see where in Keyport you want to call home.
Atlantic Street / Clark Street: Renting here is a smart move. Sales prices are pretty high, while rents are just the opposite. You can rent an apartment here for much less than just about anywhere else in New Jersey. Nearby Espresso Joe's will have you coffee ready each morning.
Borough Center: This part of town is more densely populated and closer to the coast. Rent is much higher here than in the Atlantic Street / Clark Street neighborhood. Whether you're looking for a one-bedroom apartment, condo for rent or rental apartments in Keyport, you'll find a lot of variety here.
Cliffwood Beach: If beach living is your thing, but you're not bringing home enough bacon to live in Borough Center, then search here. There are fewer people, the beach is nearby and the area offers a combination of homes and apartment buildings. The low rents are a draw, but low vacancy rates make finding new digs a challenge.
Life in Keyport
Keyport is all about surf and sand. Sure, the residents struggle through winter just like the rest of us, but when the warmer weather hits, beachcombing, sailing, fishing and water sports take over. The borough also has festivals, live music, parades (don't miss out on the St. Patrick's Day Parade), and car shows to keep you busy. If you want a little history, the Steamboat Museum and the Keyport Fire Museum have you covered. What's more is you'll never have to waste time wondering what's going on. Keyport has a Facebook page to keep residents informed.