I love Ocean City, NJ. It is the best family beach and the entire town is dry, which gives you a feeling of going back in time. The boardwalk is great. And you are 15 minutes from Atlantic City NJ if you want casinos and bars ;-) I can't wait.
The Ocean City boardwalk is important to me because I spend tons of time there in the summer. It's something that I'm always looking forward to. If i didn't have it I'd be unemployed and that's be really unfortunate.