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I have lived and grown up in Brielle my entire life. It's a cute little beach town that has close connections to all of the other areas. As much as being small has its pros, sometimes the town feels suffocating because everyone and their parent, and grandparent has grown up here. It's a bit cliquey. Otherwise, the town is great (always celebrates Brielle Day) and has a community feel.
I live in a beach town about 60 miles south of Manhattan. It's a tourist spot in the summer so it gets crazy here. We have both mom and pop stores in a quaint downtown or we have the big chain stores available. While it feels really suburban, it's really not. People around here wouldn't tolerate not having access to the newest gadgets and technologies so we definitely have got everything at our finger-tips. The best part is, though, that we still have these great mom and pop stores and restaurants that make the freshest foods, carry one-of-a-kind gifts and art, and always know your name, even if you're only here in the summer!
If you love the beach and everything that goes with that, this is your spot! The festivals, fairs, sandcastle building contests, etc. are all fun. There's every kind of water sport here and an abundance of fun activities for all ages. The food is great and diverse and there is no better place to get pizza! You can ride horses at a near-by farm in the morning and go sailing in the afternoon. We have wonderful local theatres inclusive of Two River and Count Basie in Red Bank.