Belmar is a fantastic area made up of lots of shops, restaurants and plenty of entertainment. What I love most about Belmar is it's beautiful park. There is always something fun going on there in the summer, from free conserts in the park to special events. Once you visit you will not want to leave!
Lakewood is a great place to live. Good schools and close to everything. You can choose to go downtown or to the moutains, all within a quick 10 minutes drive. It is the best of both worlds. From city life, to mountain life, you CAN have it all.