Real estate in Margate is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. At one point, Margate City was an incorporated borough of South Atlantic City. This was done by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1885. Finally, on April 20th, 1909, Margate City was born. Margate City can be found on Absecon Island. Absecon Island spans for 8.1 miles and also houses, Atlantic & Ventnor cities. As well as Longport located in the southwest.
Margate City itself is about eight blocks away from the Atlantic Ocean. Margate City is a popular destination on the Jersey Shore, most especially during the summer for the near beach front property and attractions. A fun fact about Margate City, is that it is home to an 65-foot wooden elephant, named Lucy the Elephant! As well as, Marven Gardens, which is best known from the popular board game Monopoly.
As of 2010, according to the United States Census, the population of Margate City consisted of 6,354 people. There were 3,156 households, housing 1,805 families. Of the 3,156 households in Margate City, approximately 14% of them had children under the age of 18. Also, about 45% of those households had married couples. Of all households, 38% were made up of individuals. And the average household size was 2.64%. Based on age range the population consists of 14% children under the age of 18. For ages 18 to 44, there was about 20% and close to 60% consists of 45 to 65+. Making the median age for Margate City, 54.9 years old. For every 100 females age 18+, there were 87 males. The average household income was approximately, $65,000. With the median family income being about $90,000.
Margate City Schools as well as schools from Longport Borough and Ventnor City, adopt a sending/receiving relationship, in which students from opposite school districts go to each others schools. Some of the schools in the area are as follows: William H. Ross III Elementary School and the middle school is Eugene A. Tighe Middle School. Margate City & Longport students attend Atlantic City High School located in Atlantic City. Some of the homes found in Margate are 2nd homes.
Another interesting fact of this city is that it has no hotels, due to the fact that most of the population is regulars. Some of the common activities done on Margate's beaches include surfing, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing. The Hobie Cat Company has many different aquatic products including, catamaran's (aka Hobie Cat's), surfboards, sailboats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Margate City is a great place to find bay-side docks to enjoy hours of fishing or relaxation. There are also local charter boats that offer deep sea and sport fishing. Margate's marinas offer the opportunity to lease docks, rent equipment and fueling stations.
Margate also has its own Farmers market during the summer months. Some of the notable people to come out of Margate City are as follows: Tim Cavanaugh, the Los Angeles Times editor. Singer/songwriter, Nancy Falkow, known for the song It Could've Been Anyone. Former mayor and New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District Walter S. Jeffries and Scott Neustadter, the Hollywood screenwriter who co-wrote (500) Days of Summer. Written about Margate's own Tom Hansen, who was played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.