Barnegat was much nicer when we moved here in 2000. But with the housing market in a slump, after being infated for years, there are more renters. There is not as much pride taken in the care of homes and yards when the residents don't own the property.
The drug problem, which used to be isolated to a very small area, is now a problem everywhere in Barnegat. The saddest part is that most of the offenders are children.