Re: Asbury Park - coolest town in America!
When I came back from Iraq in 2005, a realtor tried to sell me on a place in AP.
It was literally on the wrong side of the tracks!
Back then, AP's East side was just being gentrified. The LGBTQ community was buying up old mansions and bringing in coffee shops and such.
The West side was a series of crack dens. The owner of the house was doing a lot to try and fix it up, but all the houses around it were burned out and trashed. I decided not to relocate there.
I have not been there since.