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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

1033 Cape May Ave, Cape May
MLS # 240955
$3,200,000
UNDER CONTRACT     5 Beds   |   5 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
New Construction by Lawrence A. Pray on prestigious Cape May Avenue. Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4.5 Bath home with built in pool, 2 car garage, Brick Paver  ... More >
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9 Jackson Street, Cape May
MLS # 240983
$995,000
UNDER CONTRACT     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Super Income generator!!! This unit commands $3,700 for prime Summer weeks. 2022 income was $46,000 and 2023 will be over $51,000! Fabulous New Kitch  ... More >
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819 Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241162
$515,000
UNDER CONTRACT     1 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
The Baronet, situated at Beachfront Cape May, stands opposite the beach, offering a central location within easy reach of restaurants and shops. Indul  ... More >
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712 Corgie Street, Cape May
MLS # 241371
$949,000
UNDER CONTRACT     2 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Welcome to the quintessential Cape May experience-historical ambience plus modern comfort and convenience. 712 B Corgie Street, part of the Bluebell C  ... More >
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824 Stockton Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241655
$3,200,000
ACTIVE     6 Beds   |   6 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Perfect Opportunity for a Cape May Investment for all seasons. 824 Stockton Avenue is a Beach Block three story, 31114 square foot home completely re  ... More >
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1109 Washington Street, Cape May
MLS # 241240
$2,949,000
UNDER CONTRACT     4 Beds   |   4 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Nestled along the picturesque Washington Street, 1109 Washington beckons with its timeless charm and modern allure. This Italianate style custom-desig  ... More >
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1321D Illinois Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241056
$649,000
UNDER CONTRACT     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   QUAD Unit   
Stop everything and schedule today to see this completely remodeled incomparable 2 bedroom, 1 bath Village Greene home. You are just a quick and easy  ... More >
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810 St. John Street, Cape May
MLS # 241119
$899,000
UNDER CONTRACT     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Welcome to 810 Saint John St., situated in the heart of Cape May. This exceptional home with a rear cottage is in close proximity to the emerging Lafa  ... More >
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936 Lafayette Street, Cape May
MLS # 241513
$1,185,000
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   2 Half Baths   |   Townhouse   
This stunning Quinn s Court townhouse is one of only six exclusive units, conveniently located within walking distance to the town center and a shor  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241462
$7,400,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   Baths   |   Half Baths   |   Commercial/Industrial   
Unique opportunity to acquire a commercial lot located on Beach Avenue, in Cape May. This lot offers beach and water views. Within close proximity to  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241465
$7,400,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   Baths   |   Half Baths   |   Commercial/Industrial   
Build your dream home across the street from the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Victorian Cape May. Walk to all the attractions and restaurants and view  ... More >
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1441 Delaware Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241388
$1,100,000
UNDER CONTRACT     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Twin   
This beautiful, single family attached home, features an upside-down floor plan. First floor consists of master bedroom w ensuite bathroom and walk-i  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241460
$3,700,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Unique opportunity to acquire a residential cleared lot located on Beach Avenue, in Cape May. Corner location with beach and water views. Within close  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241461
$3,700,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
Unique opportunity to acquire a residential clear lot located on Beach Avenue, in Cape May. Inside lot with beach and water views. Within close proxim  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241463
$3,700,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
sUnique opportunity to acquire a residential plot situated on Beach Avenue in Cape May. This interior lot offers picturesque beach and water views and  ... More >
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301 W Beach Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241464
$3,700,000
ACTIVE     0 Beds   |   0 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Residential Vacant Lot   
sUnique opportunity to acquire a residential plot situated on Beach Avenue in Cape May. This interior lot offers picturesque beach and water views and  ... More >
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1202 Illinois Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 241072
$795,000
UNDER CONTRACT     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   1 Half Baths   |   Twin   
Welcome to your slice of island living just off Reading Avenue, where this charming, expanded twin offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience  ... More >
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605 Broad Street, Cape May
MLS # 241066
$771,999
UNDER CONTRACT     2 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Single Family   
Location is the key in Real Estate and if you are looking for that excellent location, then this property is the one for you. This property sits on a  ... More >
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805 Pittsburgh Avenue, Cape May
MLS # 240899
$525,000
UNDER CONTRACT     1 Beds   |   1 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
1 bedroom 1 bath move in ready unit in the desirable Cape Manor Condo building. There is a nice sized covered balcony with access from the bedroom and  ... More >
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1045-1047 Lafayette Streets, Cape May
MLS # 241336
$995,000
ACTIVE     3 Beds   |   2 Baths   |   0 Half Baths   |   Condo   
Introducing a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom gem nestled within the highly sought-after historic district of Cape May. This two-story condo unit offers a uniqu  ... More >
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