Wildwood Crest Real Estate
Free public beaches, entertainment galore, and loads of oceanfront property makeup the southern part of New Jersey known as Wildwood Crest. When you are looking for a place to settle down along the coast, think of our team at Wilsey Realty where we are experts at matching your needs with the best Wildwood Crest real estate.
In 2008 the beaches at Wildwood Crest made the top 10 list of the best beaches in New Jersey at the number 2 spot. It is one of the few areas where the beaches are free and monitored by lifeguards.
Situated on an island at the southernmost tip of New Jersey with a population of just over 3,200, the community at Wildwood Crest enjoys a resort style environment. Travelers from all around the Mid-Atlantic States and Canada seek out Wildwood Crest as their summer vacation destination.
While the beaches are free, there are several areas that are restricted due to the protected wildlife that inhabits the dunes along the shores. You are not allowed to park your beach umbrella there but the hiking trail allows nature lovers to walk along the dunes and get a glimpse of some of the rare species of animals native to the Jersey shore.
But beaches aren’t the only things that make Wildwood Crest a great place to settle down. The glitz and glamour of Atlantic City is just a quick jaunt away from the borough. Plus the shores are flush with amusement park rides, fair food vendors, as well as upscale fare.
Surprisingly, Wildwood Crest has been an alcohol free town since 1940. The community at Wildwood Crest does not allow the sale of alcohol within the borough. No worries, Wildwood, North Wildwood, and Atlantic City just a short drive from the community offer all of the wild adult friendly fun that you need.
Wildwood Crest Real Estate
When looking for Wildwood Crest real estate, you can expect to pay anywhere from between $80K for a two to four bedroom, one to two bath fixer upper and $750K for a large five bedroom, four to six bath single family home.
For a large single family home in Wildwood Crest $750K will buy you between 2K and 4K square feet of space. Some homes are right on the bay offering a panoramic view of the ocean and some even have their own private boat slips.
A little further out from the bay you can find Wildwood Crest real estate at a real bargain with some homes coming in at just under $80K. These fixer uppers make great investment properties for the many seasonal vacation home renters looking for a place to spend their summers near the beach. Contact us at Wilsey Realty to take a tour of available properties.
Wildwood Crest real estate is comprised of both single family homes and recently has seen an explosion of new condo buildings going up. This has attracted many more families in the upper income brackets as well as wealthy singles that live there year round instead of the seasonal populations that have historically made up the area.
Less than 20% of families in Wildwood Crest have school aged children. The community has only one school which offers pre-K through middle school but has an excellent 8:1 student/teacher ratio. High school aged students attend school in districts outside of Wildwood Crest including Wildwood High School, Cape May County Tech, and Wildwood Catholic High School.
Living in Wildwood Crest
Living in Wildwood Crest during the spring and summer months offers fun and excitement to be had for both adults and children on the water and on the boardwalk. For the kids, there are more than 100 different roller coasters and rides in addition to three different water parks right on the pier overlooking the ocean.
The enticing aroma of cotton candy, popcorn, and fair fries only add to the overall atmosphere on the boardwalk. Many of the buildings, shops, and restaurants still reflect the 50’s style of architecture that gives the beachfront its unique appeal.
On the Atlantic, you will see people surfing, parasailing, and jet skiing off in the distance while the beaches are sparsely populated to give sunbathers a quiet place to relax and enjoy the delightfully mild weather.
Then at night the adults sneak over to the surrounding areas of Wildwood, Atlantic City, and North Wildwood to party all night at the clubs, bars, and lounges where alcohol is permitted.
Come Join the Party in Wildwood Crest
No matter your age or income level, there is something for everyone in Wildwood Crest. If you are interested in Wildwood Crest real estate, you can search properties below and then contact us at Wilsey Realty to schedule a tour of available properties.