"The Highlands/Atl. Highlands/Sea Bright area" Top 5 Page for this destination Highlands by PA2AKgirl
Highlands Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 57 photos
Being from Pennsylvania, you're instilled with this unjustified disgust for all things Jersey. But I really like the state--it has a great amount of natural diversity for being so small and crammed between two huge cities. When I lived at Ft. Hancock/Sandy Hook, I quickly fell in love with the area and the people. I didn't get to stay long before I had to move to Alaska, but I'm very happy I got to live there at all. I worked in NYC and the commute wasn't as painful as I thought it would be (expensive, but not painful) and I got to live on the ocean with the NYC skyline as my view.
The nightlife is great, too--we went out about every single night. In the summer, you can hang out on the beach in the day and then hit the bars at night--they are much more reasonable than NYC with my personal favorite, outside seating! there's always live bands or something else going on.
- Pros:close to NYC, but far enough away that you don't feel like you're in a suburb
- Cons:Winter is a bit chilly--the beaches get very crowded in the summer
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