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Cape May New JerseyCAPE MAY, NJ

On the way to Cape May....

Cape May is the southernmost tip of New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is Exit 0 on the Garden State Parkway and is one of the country's oldest vacation resort towns. Home to pristine beaches, fascinating architecture, commercial fishing, and the United States Coast Guard Training Center, the only Recruiting Center in the United States of America, Cape May is a special place for many reasons.

When entering Cape May, you get transported back in time. Beautiful historic Victorian homes, carriage rides, trolleys, and Bed & Breakfast Inns galore! It is home to the famous Congress Hall and Emlen Physick Estate. The town also has a love for the arts and culture. Throughout the year, there are tons of things to do and see; Theatre, live music, and festivals to enjoy, including the Exit Zero & Cape May Jazz Festivals, the annual singer-songwriter weekend; craft, collectibles, and art shows, and an abundance of culinary, wine and beer events for every palate.

Cape May is not only a summer resort town but a year-round destination. Halloween is always an eventful time of year; Book your stay at one of the many "haunted" Inn rooms, take a ghost tour walk and enjoy a night out with murder mystery dinner theatre. Cape May is also a perfect place to get into the Christmas Spirit. There is an abundance of shops, restaurants, and Inns all lit up with Christmas lights and a glorious exhibition of Christmas Trees and décor everywhere you turn.


"A National Historic Landmark"

Cape May's original settlers were the Kechemeche Indians of the Lenni-Lenape Tribe and used the land primarily as a hunting ground. In the 1630s, the land was bought and developed into a hub for the fishing and whaling industry. By the late 17th Century, the English colonists' farming had been integrated, and the area became known as Cape Island.

Cape May (Cape Island at the time) started to become known as a seaside resort town around 1766, with Philadelphians flocking to the Jersey Shore Point. By 1834 it also began to attract the likes of folks New York, Baltimore, and Washington, becoming one of the finest resorts of the 20th Century. Cape Island City became Cape May City on March 9, 1869.

The early 1900s was a rollercoaster ride for this charming town, the rise and fall of distinguished hotels, and the sunken WW1 concrete ship (which remains visible at Sunset Beach). The 1940s brought about many important events; WWII, Dredging of the Coast Guard base, construction of the canal, re-commissioning of the air station, the great Atlantic Hurricane, the end of WWII in 1945, and the beginning of the US Coast Guard Training Center in 1948.

In 1962, a Nor'easter hit, destroying much of what Cape May was known for; the boardwalk, hotels and properties, the beachfront, and the convention center. Luckily, Reverend Carl McIntire purchased many Victorian properties and relocated some to save what was left. In 1963, the town's preservation and rebuilding began due to a $3.5 million grant.

The end of the 20th Century was the beginning of what we now know of Cape May, a place where past and present collide, creating this wonderfully charming resort town!



  • Although many, including locals, call Cape May a town, it is technically the “City of Cape May.”
  • Cape May is the subject of the song "On the Way to Cape May", originally sung by Cozy Morley.
  • The 1980s horror film The Prowler was filmed entirely on location in Cape May, as was the 1981 film Graduation Day
  • The town lends its name to the Cape May Cafe, a restaurant in the Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World.
  • In The Blacklist, Cape May is the setting in the episode "Cape May".


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Cape May Luxury Homes & Real Estate Properties - Recently Listed

41 Jackson Street, Cape May
MLS # 220177
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Timeless beauty! Enjoy the ambience of Historic Cape May sitting on your front porch with the sounds of the horse carriages riding by on the beautiful  ... More >
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1430 Texas Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 220141
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
This was rendering of a spec house that was proposed for this lot.More information and plans will be forthcoming.  ... More >
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104 Trenton Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 220110
ACTIVE     6 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
A Cape May treasure. This classic Cape May modified Dutch Colonial Revival cedar-shingled cottage with ocean views is located just three houses from t  ... More >
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3 S Lafayette Street, Cape May
MLS # 220109
ACTIVE     5 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Condo   
BEACH BLOCK LOCATION with ocean views from the front wrap around porch! Seldom does a large 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo with over 1,800 square feet (  ... More >
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507 Madison Avenue , Cape May
MLS # 220058
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Welcome to 507 Madison Avenue. This classic beach cottage presents a completely turn-key opportunity located on the corner of Madison and Ohio Avenue  ... More >
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15 S Broadway , Cape May
MLS # 214483
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Welcome to Driftwood Beach Condos! This pristine beach block community offers a location that is just 4 properties to the beach, a roof top deck with  ... More >
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1102 St. James Place , Cape May
MLS # 214466
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Lovely Townhome located in the Cape Meadows Condominium complex on the pool side of this cul de sac street. The home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 1 2 bath  ... More >
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109 Sunset Boulevard Boulevard, Cape May
MLS # 214448
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   Half Baths   |   Business Opportunity   
This is a great opportunity to own a well established, 33 year business in Cape May, with a strong following and sales history. The purchase of busin  ... More >
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1006 Washington Street, Cape May
MLS # 214438
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
MOTIVATED SELLERS!!! Incredible opportunity to purchase this Victorian home on Washington street in Historic Cape May. Completely gutted inside down t  ... More >
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805 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214306
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Cape Manor is one of the finest condo complexes with a wonderful large swimming pool. This tastefully upgraded 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo with an open fl  ... More >
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201 Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214185
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   4 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Townhouse   
THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG...Gorgeous Condo Townhouse in Cape May's very popular Seaboard Walk Condominium Complex. This three story beachfront townhou  ... More >
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710 Sewell Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214177
ACTIVE     5 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Brick sidewalks, Alaskan yellow cedar and original white porch benches are just a part of what awaits you in this beautifully restored and renovated 1  ... More >
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1119 Indiana Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214174
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Beautiful new construction on Indiana Avenue with private rear yard and in-ground pool! This spectacular 4 BR 3.5 BA offers modern day finishes and is  ... More >
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620 1/2 Hughes Street, Cape May
MLS # 214158
ACTIVE     5 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   2 Half Baths   |   Duplex   
Duplex on most desired Hughes Street. 620 1 2 Hughes Street is accessed by an easement walkway that opens to a large private garden, patio, and struc  ... More >
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1510 Velvento Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214239
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   4 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Simply stunning! This 3 story single family custom-built upside down home is waiting for the most discerning of buyers. Constructed by DL Miner & DAS  ... More >
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1512 Velvento Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214131
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
You can be part of Cape May's newest subdivision in the prestigious "Poverty Beach" section of Cape May. This lot exceeds the minimum lot size requir  ... More >
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1009 New York Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 214114
ACTIVE     5 Beds   |   4 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
This exquisite, high-end luxury home on the desirable New York Avenue in beautiful Cape May is located approximately only 7 properties from the beach  ... More >
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1534 Yacht Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 213985
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Stunning is how to describe this custom furnished and decorated waterfront Condo in Cape May's historic Marina District. This 3 bedroom 2 bath condo  ... More >
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1351 Ohio Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 213466
ACTIVE     1 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   QUAD Unit   
Walk or ride your bike to the beautiful Cape May beach. This unique quad is only 6 blocks from the beach in desirable Village Greene. Maintenance fre  ... More >
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11 Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 213131
ACTIVE     1 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Own your piece of Cape May! This second floor unit located in the well maintained Sandpiper Complex offers beautiful ocean views from the front balcon  ... More >
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