Cape May

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110 Ocean St, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$600000 - $2000000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Cape May is named for Cornelius Jacobsen May, a Dutch captain in 1620, who discovered and chartered the town between the years 1611-1614 and made a claim for the New Netherland province. Later on, it was inhabited by New Englanders who came from the colony of New Haven. Cape May was initially formed as Cape Island’s borough on March 8, 1848 by a New Jersey Legislature Act from parts of Lower Township and on March 10, 1851 was reincorporated as Cape Island City. On March 9, 1869, it lastly became Cape May City.

The town started to become a host to Philadelphia vacationers in mid-18th century and is known as the oldest seaside resort in the US. It has become more and more popular in 18th century and was regarded as among the most excellent resorts in the US by 19th century. A fire that lasted for 5 days in 1878 ruined the town center’s square blocks and as a part of rebuilding efforts, the replace    ment houses were practically equal of Victorian style. The whole town was formally named a national historic landmark in 1976 as Cape May historic district, making it the sole city in America completely named as such.

Area and Climate

Cape May lies at the southern edge of Cape May Peninsula that is located in Cape May County. The town is considered as among the oldest resort destinations in the United States and is part of Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is rich in history with first-class beaches and numerous Victorian architecture models and is known as a leading bird watching location. It is a seaside resort that attracts hundreds of visitors from all parts of the globe. Furthermore, the town was recognized by Travel Channel as among the top 10 beaches in the US, with its beach ranking as the fifth in the state of New Jersey in Top 10 Beaches Contest of 2008 sponsored by New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.

The town receives 43” of rain each year, which is higher than the US average of 37”. It receives 12” of snowfall yearly, which is lower than what an average US city receives every year (25”). Cape May has 205 sunny days, with July having the highest temperature of about 85 degrees and January having the lowest temperature of 25 degrees.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2015 the average cost for a single family home in Cape May NJ was $784,713. The Cost of Living Index for Cape May NJ as of March of 2016 was 111.2 making it higher than the US average of 100. 

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Cape May offers you plenty of recreation opportunities, rain or shine. Keep in mind that this town is not only a summer destination. There are always art shows, outdoor activities and entertainment all year round, plus you get to visit the Cape May County Zoo and bask in the natural surroundings by the ocean.

The town has more visitors during the rainy season because of the arrival of people from the shore communities close by who only have few things to keep them busy when it is raining. You can go to the stores along Washington Street, or you can head to a restaurant for a scrumptious meal. Beaches are closed if there is a lightning.

There are a number of things to do in Cape May even if it is raining. You can take a winery tour, visit a local museum, enjoy a trolley or horse tour of the historic Cape May, shop at the Washington Street Mall, or check out the arcades on the promenade.

During off season, you can play a challenging round of golf, have a relaxing massage at a spa center, go to a local brewery and taste a craft beer, delight in the carriage ride through Cape May, or learn more about the theater production.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Walking
  • Fishing
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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