Stone Harbor Real Estate
It sits on an Island not far from the famous Boardwalk, offers exquisite cape style estates, and is an idyllic location for enjoying all four seasons. The place of course is Stone Harbor, NJ and our team at Wilsey Realty has the inside scoop on all of the best Stone Harbor real estate.
Stone Harbor Real Estate
As a quaint small single family town, the wealth of spectacular sprawling seaside estates belies the affluence and prestige of this century old town. With homes ranging in price from around $2.5 million all the way up to $8.5 million, when you are in the market for prime Stone Harbor real estate, the choices are seemingly limitless. Forbes Magazine listed Stone Harbor as one of the 500 most expensive places to live in America in 2014 coming in at 191st; right after East Hampton, NY. While finding a home in this idyllic oceanfront town may cost a pretty penny, it is still quite affordable compared to other locations around the U.S. The typical Stone Harbor home spans over 3,000 square feet with four to six bedrooms and four to six baths. Because it is situated on an Island, most homes in Stone Harbor offer outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean and or the many bays. The Borough of Stone Harbor is just over a century old, established in 1914. It still maintains its old fashioned roots and quiet exclusive living. Families looking to capitalize on the availability of beautiful Stone Harbor real estate need only to contact us at Wilsey Realty.
The Stone Harbor Lifestyle
Living in Stone Harbor is more than just a place to lay your head; it is a lifestyle. Nearly 30% of the borough is made up of stretches of pristine waterways. The island itself is just over 1.3 square miles big giving it its cozy, small town appeal. Year round the population is just under 1,000 people while the summer sees that population swell to over 20K. Tourists from Canada and across the U.S. often spend the summer months enjoying the Stone Harbor lifestyle on the water and the plethora of specialty boutiques, fine dining, and white sandy beaches.
Stone Harbor Entertainment
You won’t find a Six Flags or a SeaWorld in Stone Harbor, but what you will find is plenty of natural amusement and wildlife. Much of the dunes and places along the beaches contain protected species of wildlife that you will not find anywhere else. It’s perfect for bird watching or just strolling along the typically quiet sands. Still, the downtown area of Stone Harbor offers a number of things to do to keep the residents of this small borough active. There are one-of-a-kind specialty shops all along the city center along with delicious local diners and upscale restaurants. Each year, annual festivals over the fall and winter reflect the old school traditions of the area. Artisans, artists, and musicians, all come together to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and to hear traditional folk music during the “Celebration of the Coast” festival while the Wetlands Institute helps draw attention to the incredible wildlife that makes up the area with their annual and weekly events.
The People of Stone Harbor
To get an idea of the community and the people who make up the Stone Harbor residents, here are some statistics from 2013:
- Median household income is just over $66K.
- Per capita income is just over $66K as well.
- Women make up the majority of the population (54%).
- Women also have a higher average income than men at just over $70K.
- Only 10% of households have children living at home.
- The median age of Stone Harbor residents is 63 years old.
There is not a lot of diversity to be found in Stone Harbor outside of the summer months but the opportunities for homeownership here are great. At last count there were more than 3,200K homes in Stone Harbor.
On Forbes list of the most expensive places to live in America, NYC and California took most of the top spots. That’s what makes living in Stone Harbor so amazing. You get the best of NYC and Atlantic City and then can retreat back to your quiet island home. If you love the active lifestyle of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City but would prefer to live in a quiet retreat nearby, then Stone Harbor is the answer for you. Located on the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, it is just a stone’s throw away from the Jersey Shore, Atlantic City, NYC, and Wildwood. There you will find an unrivaled nightlife that attracts partiers of all ages and types from all around the Mid-Atlantic coast. During the warmer months, being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Inter-coastal Waterway, water sports abound. From sailing to fishing, jet skiing to partying on a yacht, Stone Harbor is in an extraordinary location to suit the pleasures of people of all different types.
Discover the Charm of Stone Harbor
Are you thinking about settling down in Stone Harbor? If so, you can search properties below and then contact us at Wilsey Realty for more information.