SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Luxurious Ocean City Home Luxury living down the shore! This spacious house is dripping with the finest finishings, including five bedrooms and bathrooms, four Jacuzzi soaking tubs, four fireplaces and a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen. And after a relaxing day at the beach, you can continue the entertainment indoors in the private movie theater [...]
Photo of Ocean City Boardwalk by Laura Kicey
Okay, we’re fairly certain that even those who didn’t make the list of Budget Travel Magazine’s Most Awesome Boardwalks have not reached a pit of despair so deep that they’ve been reduced to pursuing drug addiction. But these debates can get passionate, that’s for sure, when the stakes are high.
Everyone at the Jersey Shore is looking for tourism this summer, worried that Sandy, or national perceptions of Sandy, will keep people away. Budget Travel included area boardwalks at Atlantic City, Point Pleasant, Wildwood and Rehoboth–but did not mention Ocean City, NJ, which does, indeed, seem odd. But Ocean City, Maryland, got a strong mention, and perhaps the writers felt it would be too clunky to have two Ocean Cities on the list (far-fetched, we realize).
In the wake of Ocean City’s ranking as No. 1 for vacation home buying, Cape May gets in on the action as the No. 1 shore destination for renters. The rankings were released by FlipKey, a TripAdvisor product that serves as a HomeAway-style portal for users who want to rent vacation homes.
However, as Jen Miller points out on the Philly Post, the results–derived from reservation requests made through FlipKey–are probably not as scientifically reliable as a study from Johns Hopkins, say.
Ocean City, NJ, got quite a bit of attention when it was recently ranked No. 1 on the list of The Most Popular Towns to Buy a Vacation Home. That ranking was determined by the online real-estate listings service Trulia, which based its results on the number of searches users made on its site for the months of March 2013 and April 2012. North Wildwood came in at No. 2, but Ocean City real estate had higher median home prices at $525,000.
Such popularity had tongues wagging about a possible home shortage and even a rental shortage. We were there this weekend and saw plenty of signs advertising rentals near the beach, and there are absolutely homes available–depending, of course, how much you’d like to spend.
Let’s break it down by price range.
Endless ocean views from this Ocean City NJ condo for sale.
SPOTLIGHT LISTING: A view from the top at this Ocean City NJ condo for sale One of the perks of being at the shore is the relaxing calm that comes with an ocean view. Enjoy 270-degree views from above in this Ocean City NJ condo for sale, which includes a 400-square-foot rooftop deck, from which [...]
This Ocean City House with Pool is the perfect summer escape.
Spotlight Listing: Ocean City House with Pool Spending a sunny summer afternoon taking in the views of the lovely lagoon from the back deck sounds like the ideal afternoon, right? However, wouldn’t it be even better if you could hop into the swimming pool when it started to get a little too hot in the [...]
SPOTLIGHT LISTING Whether you’re looking for your next vacation home or a full-time residence at the beach, this custom-built single-family home in Ocean City is hard to pass up with its five large bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and a large kitchen with Corian counters and a tile backsplash. It includes an elevator, three large decks and [...]
117 Anchor Road is one of the many lovely homes available in Ocean City.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Ocean City is known as a family-friendly oceanside resort, with its motto as “America’s greatest family resort!” It continues to attract many partial residents during the summer months, with its miles of guarded beaches, boardwalk and downtown shopping and dining district. Full-time residents, of course, often prefer the sleepy calm that comes over [...]