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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.

HISTORY OF CAPE MAY

"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!

THE HISTORY SECTION WAS WRITTEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF WIKIPEDIA AND WWW.CAPEMAYCITY.COM


FUN FACTS ABOUT CAPE MAY

  • 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".

THINGS TO DO

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FOR MORE THINGS TO DO AND MORE INFORMATION, CHECK THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES

Cape May is a Green Machine!

Click on the below link for information provided by the Environmental Commission and the Green Team.
https://www.capemaypoint.org/community/our-environment.html 

Cape May Luxury Homes & Real Estate Properties - Recently Listed

1320 Cape May Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 211350
$1,685,000
ACTIVE     5 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Step inside this spacious single-family home and prepare to be delighted at every turn! Your first impression is of the oversized corner lot with plen  ... More >
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1042 Michigan Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 211324
$1,199,000
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Two story contemporary situated on large lot that fronts on 2 streets- Ample on street parking as well as on site. First floor has large living room,  ... More >
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1409 Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 211365
$5,500,000
ACTIVE     6 Beds   |   5 Baths   |   5 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
This unique beachfront home with an open floor plan is designed for entertaining! Located at Admiral Beach Estates, panoramic ocean views abound from  ... More >
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1360 Virginia Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 211237
$459,900
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   QUAD Unit   
Don t miss this beautifully maintained and upgraded Village Greene Quad. Upgrades inside include new interior paint, plantation shutters throu  ... More >
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1154 Washington Street , Cape May
MLS # 211211
$650,000
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Townhouse   
Prepare for love at first sight as soon as you enter this charming three-bedroom, two bathroom condo townhome on historic Washington Street. Enter thr  ... More >
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12 S Broadway , Cape May
MLS # 211129
$2,499,000
ACTIVE     6 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   2 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
The Bailie House is a stately Victorian, 6 BR, 2 1 2 bath home situated within 3 houses from the beach located within walking distance to the Cove bea  ... More >
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712 Corgie Street, Cape May
MLS # 211119
$699,000
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Well maintained center city condo located on Corgie Street with parking! Old world charm meets modern amenities in this 2 bedroom and2 bathroom unit,  ... More >
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217 Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 211083
$499,000
ACTIVE     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Ocean Front Summer Station 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Condo! Located with direct ocean views overlooking the pool, Unit 314 boasts 864 square feet of beachfron  ... More >
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1534 Yacht Avenue , Cape May
MLS # 210962
$959,000
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Victorian Cape May Harbor Front. Boast a 50'Boat Slip. 3 bedrooms 2 Full baths, Laundry room. Easy to show!  ... More >
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1104 East Street, Cape May
MLS # 210822
$849,900
UNDER CONTRACT CON/SHOW     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Corner lot 125x100. Extended rancher with large rooms and plenty of space to make changes to fit your family. Dedicated dining room for all your holi  ... More >
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29 Ocean Street , Cape May
MLS # 210762
$3,999,999
ACTIVE     12 Beds   |   12 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
"THE HUMPHREY HUGHES HOUSE" LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION This circa 1900 Seaside Estate is located in Cape May's P  ... More >
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29 Ocean Street, Cape May
MLS # 210915
$3,999,999
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   Half Baths   |   Bed and Breakfast   
ONE OF CAPE MAY'S HISTORIC BED AND BREAKFAST INNS LOCATED IN THE PRIMARY HISTORIC DISTRICT, THE HUMPHREY HUGHES HOUSE B & B This Stately Seaside Inn  ... More >
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828 Lafayette Street, Cape May
MLS # 210737
$850,000
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
A Hidden Gem-A charming Victorian with a contemporary edge, this 3 bedroom 2 bath home has been updated and customized with every amenity one might d  ... More >
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20 Harbor Cove , Cape May
MLS # 210507
$1,250,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Part of Cape May Harbor Village and Yacht Club. Last opportunity to live in this exclusive community. Cape May Harbor Village offers a private 2-acre  ... More >
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22 Harbor Cove , Cape May
MLS # 210509
$999,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Part of Cape May Harbor Village and Yacht Club. Last opportunity to live in this exclusive community. Cape May Harbor Village offers a private 2-acre  ... More >
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24 Harbor Cove , Cape May
MLS # 210510
$999,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Part of Cape May Harbor Village and Yacht Club. Last opportunity to live in this exclusive community. Cape May Harbor Village offers a private 2-acre  ... More >
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26 Harbor Cove , Cape May
MLS # 210511
$1,100,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Part of Cape May Harbor Village and Yacht Club. Last opportunity to live in this exclusive community. Cape May Harbor Village offers a private 2-acre  ... More >
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1117 New Jersey Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 210445
$3,200,000
ACTIVE     10 Beds   |   10 Baths   |   2 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Come see where Cape May meets California in the splendor of this magnificent 110 year old Western Craftsman home that over the years has blended the s  ... More >
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1119 Indiana Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 210406
$825,000
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Less than a mile to downtown Cape May, this well maintained 3 BR 1.5 BA ranch home offers tremendous potential. This house is positioned on a 55x125 l  ... More >
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1530 Yacht Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 210377
$1,400,000
ACTIVE     4 Beds   |   3 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Townhouse   
What a View! Boat Slip...Appts only. Covid ready for showings. Radiant heat in 3 full baths and living main areas. 4 Bedrooms 3-1 2 bath, laundry  ... More >
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