Situated on the beautiful southern coast of New Jersey in Cape May County, Stone Harbor real estate offers renters, homebuyers and savvy investors an opportunity to coastal living at its finest.
Originally a small fishing village Stone Harbor was developed as a vacation destination in the late nineteenth century and marketed to Philadelphia elite seeking summer homes. Today, Stone Harbor seamlessly incorporates natural beauty, picturesque neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown into an idyllic community that is itself as beautiful as its surroundings. An island roughly four city blocks wide, any property in Stone Harbor is only a few blocks from sparkling white sands beaches, and endless opportunities for fun in the sun in one of southern New Jersey’s most picturesque beach towns. With a year round population of less than one thousand, the tiny beach town explodes with life in the warmer months with a summer population of over twenty thousand people. But unlike many popular beach destinations bulging with summer tourists, the local beaches are rarely crowded and Stone Harbor never loses its small town feel.
If you want to get out on the town, take a stroll down 96th street and enjoy over one hundred specialty shops as well as Stone Harbor’s quaint seaside restaurants. The great thing about Stone Harbor is big city fun is never too far away and the glittering lights of Atlantic City are only 40 minutes up the Garden State Parkway. Kids will love Tee Time Golf, one of a handful of American Tournament Standard miniature golf courses and host of the National Pro-Mini Golf Tournament. Serious golfers on the other hand will want to check out the Stone Harbor Golf Club and its eighteen hole, par 72 course.
Any of Stone Harbor’s beaches can accommodate the casual sunbather, but its unique barrier island geography makes it a favorite destination for surfers, boogie boarders and wind-boarders in designated areas along the beach. Bike lanes throughout the island make getting to the beach a breeze from anywhere in town and Stone Harbor also offers several points of interest for naturalists, including the 21 acre Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary, a National Parks Service designated national landmark, the Wetlands Institute and the nearby Cape May County Park & Zoo.
Throughout the summer Stone Harbor holds several festivals including the annual Seafood Festival complete with fresh local seafood from the town’s best restaurants, a beer garden, activities for kids, live music and an eastern-shore style clam pitching tournament. Boaters will love the convenience of Stone Harbor’s staffed, public marina with a boat ramp open seven days a week and close access to the Atlantic Ocean and the intra-coastal waterway. Year round residents of Stone Harbor will be surprised to find that the town is still full of life with several winter holiday festivals beginning after Thanksgiving.
Whether you are looking for a place to live, a vacation home, or just an investment, buying property in Stone Harbor is a chance to own a part of pleasant community that will never depreciate in character. Any time of year, Stone Harbor provides a perfect island retreat that abounds with the natural beauty of its splendid beaches and coastal town charm. Families will especially enjoy the quiet and safe community aspect of Stone Harbor, but young couples and singles can always find plenty of things to stay busy and there is always the never ending casino-crazed nightlife of Atlantic City just a short drive away. Buyers take note because an investment in Stone Harbor real estate is a truly unique opportunity to own a piece of the Jersey Coast’s best destinations.
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