Quality of Life

Meridian Health's many facilities are located throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties – the heart of the Jersey Shore. With more than 70 miles of Atlantic coastline, the Navesink River in the north and Barnegat Bay in the south, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the sun and have fun in the water. Only an hour to ninety minutes away are the bright lights of NYC and Philadelphia where you have access to the finest theater on Broadway or the historical landmarks and museums associated with this county's first capital, Philadelphia. And, within an hour drive you can reach the excitement of Atlantic City. So, no matter which direction you travel from the heart of the Jersey Shore, sport, entertainment, shopping and nature abound.

The following links will provide you with more information of Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Monmouth County

General Information: www.visitmonmouth.com
Economic Development: www.visitmonmouth.com/econdev
Tourism: http://tourism.visitmonmouth.com

Ocean County

General Information: http://www.oceancountygov.com/
Economic Development: http://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/econdev.htm
Tourism: http://www.oceancountytourism.com/
Long Beach Island: http://www.visitnj.org/city/long-beach-island

Highlight of towns at the Jersey Shore: http://www.visitnj.org/

City profile report: http://www.homefair.com/Find_a_Place/Cityprofile/index.asp

Diversity

The shore area consists of a very diverse population – many ethnicities, races and cultures live side by side yet have their own social networks, organizations and resources.