Why Downtown Toms River?!

Downtown Toms River is the thriving County Seat for Ocean County. It is home to many restaurants, businesses, the Ocean County Library and Huddy Park, and has easy access to all points in New Jersey through the Gardent State Parkway.

quote Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were..quote 
—David Rockefeller

Steps to SuccessDowntown Toms River is the heart of the community ... and the region. 

We are bordered by the beautiful Toms River, where visitors enjoy scenic walkways, unique shops, highly rated restaurants and river-based recreation. The variety of museums and art galleries and the outstanding Ocean County Library make it the County’s cultural center. Downtown Toms River is committed to creating a community centered around the arts.  Plans for art exhibits, sculpture displays, and community mural projects are just a few of the exciting things happening in the downtown. 

Ocean County Library

Accessible parking makes it easy to spend an entire day and visitors who come by water can dock their boats along the river and walk a block into town. 

Downtown Toms Riveris home to many events including the Chili & Salsa Cook-off in May, Summer Festival in July, and the Harvest Arts Festival in October.  We also host weekly Farmers’ Markets from May- Nov. and monthly Cruisin’ Downtown Nights (classic cars) June-Sept. Click here for the complete listings of events and happenings.

Downtown Toms River is a not-for-profit organization specially designated to promote and implement the economic revitalization of the Downtown Toms River business district.  Our goals are to preserve its cultural, historic, tourist and civic interests, while accessing public and private resources to improve business profitability and property values. Downtown Toms River is managed by the Toms River Business Development Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation whose members are elected by the commercial property owners, business owners and residents of the district. More information is available at www.DowntownTomsRiver.com


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