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Search Surf City NJ real estate, Long Beach Island New Jersey real estate and learn about the LBI area. Surf City is located in the center of Long Beach Island and has a strong real estate market. There are many home options and price ranges for buyers in the LBI NJ real estate market including some exciting new construction!
The Surf City New Jersey real estate market shows an average sale price of just over $1,000,000 although there are many single family homes that will sell for less than half that number! On average, the price per square foot of a house in the Surf City New Jersey real estate market is about $500. Homes tend to spend a little longer on the market than elsewhere in the LBI real estate market with an average of about 180 days.
Surf City on LBI NJ is located roughly in the middle of Long Beach Island between North Beach to the north and Ship Bottom to the south. The area used to be known as “Great Swap” during the 19th Century for the large areas of natural vegetation surrounding a fresh water lake. When a strong hurricane flooded the fresh water lake with sea water, the original name lost most of its meaning. Today, Surf City offers visitors nice residential areas coupled with a bustling commercial area along Long Beach Blvd. There are many stores, restaurants and mini-golf courses in Surf City to help make the area appealing to those seeking some more activity on their vacation. Surf City was the first town on Long Beach Island NJ to receive federally aided beach replenishment and therefore has some of the widest beaches on LBI. It is important to note that dogs are not allowed on the beach ANY time of year which stands in stark contrast to other towns that allows dogs on the beaches of LBI in the off-season.
Surf City has two very different areas in terms of real estate valuation. The northern end of Surf City is generally less commercial and has larger lots whereas the southern end of Surf City is more commercially developed and busier in the summer season. The northern end of Surf City tends to carry a higher property value when compared to the southern end. The southern end of Surf City is closer to the main causeway on and off Long Beach Island which can be a draw for buyers. It is important to keep in mind the following:
Surf City NJ has much to offer summer guests. Commercial and residential real estate blend well in Surf City to create a wonderful summer environment. Property values tend to be affordable with many small Cape Cods offering a good starting point in the LBI real estate market. Surf City showed great strength during Hurricane Sandy partly due to the replenished beaches and partly due to the natural width of the area. Generally speaking, homes on Barnegat Ave and west were flooded which is a small percentage of the area.
The Surf City NJ real estate market offers those considering buying Surf City NJ real estate options! If you are considering buying in the LBI real estate market, please contact me and I will be happy to discuss the area and the local real estate market with you. You can search Long Beach Island real estate or contact Nathan Colmer anytime.