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Living in Ocean City, NJ

Situated in Cape May County on the South Jersey Shore, Ocean City is a barrier island with bridges leading to other New Jersey areas, including Upper Township, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point. With an eight-mile stretch of beach bordering the Atlantic Ocean and a 2.5-mile boardwalk, this vicinity draws tourists from far and wide during the warmer months, but those who call it home enjoy an active lifestyle year-round.

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Things to Do in Ocean City

Outdoor activities like fishing, boating and water sports await during high season in Ocean City, New Jersey, but there are also plenty of things to do the rest of the year. Go for a stroll down the boardwalk with your family, take your furry friend for a run at the Ocean City Dog Park or visit the Ocean City Historical Museum on Simpson Avenue to learn about the rich history of the island. You can also enjoy a day at the amusement park, just like a tourist. When you feel like shopping, head downtown to browse the numerous shops in the Asbury Avenue district while you decide what to have for dinner.

Choose from a variety of cuisines throughout the area, including Mexican, Italian and delectable local seafood. Just don't expect to have cocktails with your meal. The sale of alcohol within the boundaries of Ocean City, New Jersey, is strictly prohibited, and you cannot bring your own to the table. When you're thirsty for an adult beverage, you can venture over the bridge to nearby Somers Point, where it's legal to pour and serve alcohol.

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Housing in the Area

There is no shortage of accommodations and homes for sale in Ocean City. From vacation bungalows that line the lively, inviting beaches to the quaint city condos and luxury town homes, each Ocean City neighborhood offers both seasonal housing and permanent residences. Ocean City real estate also includes plenty of apartments for rent.

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Transportation

Ocean City is easy to navigate by car, but many locals prefer to bike, as finding free parking during the tourist season can be difficult outside of residential areas. A tram travels the length of the boardwalk, and shuttles, trolleys and buses offer service to other areas of the city.


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What Locals Love

Don't Miss It

  • Spending time on the Boardwalk, where you can shop, grab a bite to eat, play a round of mini-golf and enjoy the rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.
  • Shopping and dining at the more than 100 retail businesses and cafes on Ocean City’s Asbury Avenue from 6th Street to 14th Street.
  • Giving their pets a chance to enjoy the sun and sand at the Ocean City Dog Park of Cape May County.

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Ocean City Real Estate at a Glance

  • 229 Homes Sold*
  • 140 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $539,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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