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West Long Branch Reviews
Around Pier Village there is a lot to do, and of course the beach is beautiful! The only downfall is that you need a car to get everywhere because everything is so spread out and the area of West Long Branch itself is not very safe. Just the other day Monmouth University students got an email about gun shots fired downtown.
I lived in West Long Branch, NJ for four years while attending school. Between the beach, restaurants, and a decent sized mall there are plenty of the things to do. If you're satisfied with a suburban atmosphere than there really would be no reason to leave the city. But if you wanted to experience something more lively, Hoboken and New York City are a short distance as well so you can really get the best of both worlds here. There are also bars and nightlife even closer in Asbury Park.
West Long branch is very family friendly and a beautiful town to live in. It is small so everything is very close by and easy to get to and from. There are wonderful eateries and a gorgeous lake located at the center of town where family functions are held such as sing-alongs and annual 4th of July fireworks. I've lived there my entire life and have loved everyday.