The only thing that we love more than going “down the shore” is helping families buy their dream vacation home! Here are a few of our favorite beach towns in New Jersey:
1. For big families and small children, we love Ocean City and Wildwood. We bet you could have guessed that — after all, they top nearly every list for a reason! The family-friendly activities, popular boardwalks with tons of rides for the kids, and large homes make it the perfect getaway for the entire extended family. Philadelphia Magazine reports the median sale price in Ocean City as $474,403, and Wildwood as $251,025 in 2014.
Beautiful sunset over LBI!
2. Looking to relax and rejuvenate? Long Beach island (LBI) and Brigantine are two of our favorite quieter towns! With easy access to the beach, and plenty of restaurants and shops, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do, but these certainly aren’t the shore’s party towns and neither has a boardwalk. Brigantine tends to be more affordable, with a median sale price of $282,475 while LBI is higher at $636,125.
3. Looking for beach towns that are a little more upscale?, we’d have to mention Avalon and Stone Harbor. The Cape May County favorites offer beautiful scenery, the best boutiques, and great restaurants. Of course, this comes with a matching price tag: the average sale prices are over $900,000.
Your Beach Home at 107 Stillwater Road Barnegat in New Jersey is waiting for you!
4. If you’re looking for something more affordable, Atlantic City is a buyer’s paradise. With a median sale price of just $96,640, it’s feasible to find a beachfront property for under $75k. However, it’s important to note that residential property taxes are high in this struggling casino town. Nearby Ventnor is also relatively low-priced (and quiet!) with a median price of just $217,091.