There's Plenty To Do And See In South Jersey This Fall.
I love summer in South Jersey. Year round this is a great place to live and visit. As the weather is finally starting to feel like Fall here are 5 sensational things to do in South Jersey This Fall.
Visit The Beach And Boardwalks
The beaches are beautiful this time of year and less crowded. It’s easier to find parking and it’s often free this time of year. Many of the boardwalks still have shops and restaurants open during the Fall on weekends. For Ocean City visit Jilly’s Arcade open year round.
Ride A Bike
Fall is a fantastic time for bike riding. My favorite place is the Atlantic County Bike Path. The Atlantic County Park System maintains the 7.56 mile bike and pedestrian path running between Harbor Square (formerly Shore Mall) in Egg Harbor Township and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Hamilton Township. This path is a safe fun way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. There are also several other municipal bike paths and county and state parks that operate bike trails.
Visit A Farm
This is the garden state and Fall is a great time to visit some of the amazing farms in South Jersey. Many farms have Fall activities and events. Sahl’s Father Son Farms operates a family friendly corn maze in the Fall from now until October 26th in Galloway Township. They have hay rides, pumpkin patch and more. To meet some amazing animals visit the Funny Farm Animal Rescue in Mays Landing.
Visit The Cranberry Bogs
This is a totally unique thing to South Jersey. If you haven’t seen it you’ll definitely want to check it out. Check out JJ White and Pine Barren Native Fruits in Browns Mills. This week they are starting harvest across the cranberry bogs. Schedule a tour or visit Whitesbog to see some of the harvest. Then stop by JJ White Farm at 1 Pasadena to purchase some fresh cranberries, jellies, jams, salad dressing and salsa (awesome) directly from the farmer.
This is a great time of year to watch the birds fly South for the winter. There are some great places to drive to and see birds and wildlife up close. The Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway Township is a fantastic spot to drive out onto the marshes. Also Cape May Point State Park is fantastic this time of year.
What do you like to do in South Jersey in the Fall. Comment and let us know your thoughts.
Brigantine NJ is not the most well knows shore town in NJ. That’s part of the charm of Brigantine. Here are 5 Reasons to love Brigantine NJ.
Number 1: The Beaches
Brigantine Beaches are beautiful, not packed, and easy to get in and out of. Brigantine also has one of the few beaches in NJ that allow 4 x 4 access to sections of the beach. Personally I spent a lot of time there one summer playing beach volleyball with the Brigantine Beach Volleyball Association.
Number 2: Location
Brigantine is located just North of Atlantic City. It’s easy to access Brigantine from Route 30 and the Atlantic City Expressway and garden state parkway. Once in Brigantine there it is a peaceful and fun retreat.
Number 3: Boating
Brigantine offers many amenities for boating lovers. Many of the homes are on the bay or cove that allows boat slips. This gives you easy access to the bay and ocean. Enjoy fishing, crabbing or relaxing on the water. Jet skiing is also popular in Brigantine. Or enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding.
Number 4: Affordability
Brigantine home prices are typically lower than some of the other shore towns. You can purchase a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the $300,000 price range. Waterfront homes start in the $400,000 range.
Brigantine Beach has much to offer for a year round residence, vacation home or investment. We have an office located in Brigantine to help with any real estate needs there. Contact us and we’d be glad to help. Call 609-484-0890 ext. 132.
Video tours of the model homes and clubhouse at Venue at Lighthouse Station
The Venue at Lighthouse Station is a fantastic active adult community located in Barnegat NJ. If you’re looking for a 55+ new construction community consider this. The location is just off the garden state parkway giving you easy access to points north and south and easy access to the Jersey Shore. Here are the details and video walk throughs of the model homes and amazing club house.
The lifestyle is the big selling point at The Venue at Lighthouse Station. The clubhouse has incredible amenities. Tennis court, pickle ball court, horse shoes, bocce ball, pool, fitness center, billiards, wine room, multiple game rooms and eating areas to help you enjoy the active adult lifestyle.
Cape May Model
The Cape May Model is priced from $320,950 and features 1,728 sq. ft. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with two car garage and optional basement.
Chapel Hill Model
The Chapel Hill model at the Venue at Lighthouse Station features a spacious open layout. Priced from $330,950. It features 1,846 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage all on one level.
The Barnegat Model features a formal dining room, and office/den plus an open great room. Priced from $334,950. The home has 1,936 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, and 2 Car Garage. There is an optional 2nd floor with additional bedroom, bathroom and loft.
To schedule a tour call 609-338-3773 or contact us below.
Galloway Green Farmers Market In Smithville, NJ ends the season this week
Galloway Green Market
Galloway Green Market’s last day of the summer season is Thursday August 29th. Hours are from 4-7 PM. Stop in for local produce, baked goods, flowers and more. Galloway Green Market is located at the Smithville Village Greene parking lot. It’s a great location close to the other fantastic shops and restaurants of Smithville. Come out and support local farmers and businesses and enjoy some great live music while you’re there.
Tavistock is a fantastic 55+ community in Mays Landing NJ in Atlantic County. The community is just off of Route 40 and about 10 minute from the regional shopping area. Tavistock homes were built in the early to mid 2000s however the builder went belly up and never finished the final layer of pavement on the streets. The streets were left incomplete until just recently.
Tavistock is one of the best values for 55+ homes. The homes range from $150,000-$250,000 and have taxes around $5,000 per year and a low home owners association fee of $135.00 per month. There are twin homes and detached single family homes for sale. Tavistock has a lovely club house and no pool. The lack of the pool helps the community keep their association fee low. Now with the newly paved road it makes it a great time to buy and sell in Tavistock.
To learn more about Tavistock. Please contact us below.
Venue at Lighthouse Station in Barnegat, NJ by Lennar Homes
Recently I visited a fantastic new home community in Barnegat, NJ at exit 67 on the Garden State Parkway. This community is just off the exit giving you easy access to points North and South. Lennar homes is one of the premier home builders in the country and this community is very impressive.
Model home at Venue at Lighthouse Station in Barnegat, NJ.
If you are looking for a brand new home in a 55 and over community in NJ consider Venue at Lighthouse Station. The quality of the homes is fantastic and better than most of the other new home communities I’ve seen. They also have several fantastic layouts to choose from. Basements are an option which is nice for extra storage space. The community has homes on one level and also offers second floor options.
There are 3 model homes up now available to tour and 4th one is going up now. The new model will have two master suites offering a great set up for multi generational families. Home prices start in the $300,000 range and the homes come very nicely equipped for the price. Of course there is a club house with a pool and fitness center. If you are interested in new construction or would like to schedule a tour of this community. Please contact us below.
Is now a good time to buy a house in Egg Harbor Township, NJ?
I often get asked when is the best time to buy a house. And the answer often depends on your circumstances, goals, and needs. However in this article I post 3 reasons to buy a house now in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Interest rates are low. Interest rates are now at about 3.92%. This is a historically low rate. If rates go up that will decrease the loan amount that a buyer can afford.
Inventory is good but shrinking. Inventory is down in many of the neighborhoods of Egg Harbor Township. Lower inventory can cause home prices to increase. Several communities are experiencing price increases. It’s better to buy now before prices continue to increase.
View from Anchorage Point, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Newer inventory of homes for sale. At the peak of the real estate market Egg Harbor Township was a new construction boom town. Many developments were built at that time. There typically is a good inventory of homes for sale that are built in the 90s and 2000s. If you’re looking for a newer home Egg Harbor Township is a great choice. There are also developers building brand new homes.
Best Buy In Egg Harbor Township! Home for sale $190,000.
I just listed this fantastic house in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 2 Cary Ct is a lovely home on cul-de-sac location and large .4 acre wooded lot. This home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. The 2nd bedroom on the first floor has been converted to a family room and can be converted back to a bedroom giving you two bedrooms on the first floor.
The second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. There is a large rear deck and fantastic private fenced back yard. New paint and carpet. Roof was replaced 10 years ago and HVAC replaced 5 years ago. Move in ready. Contact us for more details.
Some of the best golf courses in South Jersey Are Located In Atlantic County, NJ
South Jersey is famous for it’s fabulous beaches yet one thing you may now know is that this area is also a great for golf. Right now the Shoprite LPGA classic is taking place in Galloway at Seaview Country Club. This tournament brings the top women golfers to this beautiful bay front golf course.
There are also other fantastic bay front golf courses like the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield and Linwood Country Club offering incredible views. Just outside of Ocean City in Somers Point there is Great Bay Country Club.
If your not a golfer you can learn from professional instructors at the courses. Our personal favorite is New Jersey Golf Academy. So for great golf consider Atlantic County in South Jersey. And if you’ve ever dreamed of living on the Golf Course we have several great golf communities like Blue Heron Pines, Harbor Pines and The Fairways. Contact us for more details.