Posts Tagged ‘Home rentals in Ocean Grove’

Parked on Ocean Avenue: a Florida registered truck. Sign says “Hoboken.com. now leasing apartments and townhouses.” Blogfinger photo. 6/6/19  Click to enlarge.   This company is in the business of renting “affordable housing.”  Is there such a thing on Ocean Avenue in Ocean Grove?  Is this about speculation in short term housing rentals?

Our recent discussions about lifestyles in Ocean Grove have so far failed to consider changing lifestyles.  Those who imagine that Ocean Grove will stay as it was in Victorian times are deluded.  Even our “historic” houses are mostly not truly historic.  Very few “historic districts” are like Williamsburg  (Virginia)

And the CMA, which  is trying to swim upstream and make this town even more religious, will have a tough time with that.  It’s probable that its bullying methods will eventually be fought by those who live here.  Forget about our elected officials who don’t give a damn.

But, the fact is that nothing stays the same, and that will be true of how the housing in OG evolves along with how the demographics evolve.

We don’t know what this truck is doing here, but it stimulates speculation about the rental market in town

Short term rentals are a new reality, and although homeowners and others who live in the Grove may not like it, it’s going to be interesting to see efforts to stop it.

And the way that housing is used reflects changing lifestyles, mores, and beliefs.


–Paul Goldfinger, editor @Blogfinger.net



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