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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ Weekly Update February 21st, 2019 #RealEstate #NJ

This gorgeous photo of a vibrant sunset was captured by Rebekkah Davies of Stone Harbor.  The windows of the Bayfront homes are lit by the sunset!

MARKET STATS:  The number of units sold in January decreased slightly versus last year, while the number of active listings remained about the same.  For detailed look at the market, see the latest Long & Foster Market Minute here:

View The Latest Long & Foster Market Minute Report  |  Download/Print PDF

THE TOWNSEND INLET BRIDGE is still expected to reopen in time to accommodate summer traffic, despite bad weather that has affected the ongoing reconstruction of the bridge.  The span has been closed since September to allow for the complete replacement of seven of its 27 spans.  Weather conditions have hampered construction work in recent weeks, but the contractor making repairs has shifts working around the clock in order to speed the project along.   When the bridge is closed, a trip from the northern end of Avalon to the southern tip of Sea Isle City takes about 27 minutes via the mainland, instead of just a few minutes.

BRIDGES ARE A PART OF LIFE IN CAPE MAY COUNTY, with numerous inlets and waterways spanned by a variety of roadways.  The ongoing construction of the new Garden State Parkway Bridge spanning Great Egg Harbor Bay is expected to be completed in May, followed at some point by the opening of the pedestrian walkway built into the bridge.  Also under discussion is the Middle Thorofare Bridge, which links Ocean Drive between The Wildwoods and Cape May.  Replacement of the existing drawbridge with a fixed span bridge was discussed by county freeholders.  The fixed span under consideration would have  vertical and horizontal clearances of 80 feet in order to accommodate the numerous commercial fishing vessels that regularly travel under the current drawbridge.  The elevated fixed span would make drawbridge openings a thing of the past, easing summer traffic congestion, but would come with an estimated price tag of $242 million.

MISSED LAST WEEK’S POLAR BEAR PLUNGE in Sea Isle City?  There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Stone Harbor Shiver, which takes place on March 16th.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise of Cape May County, and the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce.  Registration fees include a long sleeve tee shirt or hooded sweatshirt.  In addition to the plunge, enjoy a Pre-Plunge party at the Reeds Friday evening, Kegs & Eggs at Fred’s Tavern Saturday morning, and a post-party, also at Fred’s.  Details and registration info can be found here:

NEW FIRE TRUCK FOR AVALON:  A new Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper is nearing completion and is expected to be delivered to Avalon in early March, and will feature a 750 gallon water tank, a 1500-gallon-per-minute pump, and a compressed air foam system.  After delivery, fire department engineers will be trained by the manufacturer on the operation of the new truck.  A 1996 truck will be traded in for credit.

  • Tea & Memory Sharing at the Avalon History Center at 215-39th Street, 11AM, Thursday, February 21
  • Fire Pit Friday at Willow Creek Farm & Winery, music, full wine & tapas menu available, call 609-707-8782 to reserve a seat, 5:30-9PM, Friday, February 22
  • Pick a Language to Learn with Cathy Zane using numerous offerings in Rosetta Stone or Mago, Avalon Free Public Library, 10-11:30AM, Saturday, February, 23
  • Fallen Heroes Polar Bear Plunge,15th Street & the Ocean, North Wildwood, proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Fallen Heroes Fund, MRSA Awareness & local scholarships, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, February 23
  • Windows Computers & Android Smart Phone Drop In-Tech Workshop,  help with your computer, phone, software or an app, Avalon Free Public Library, 11:30AM-1PM, Saturday, February 23
  • Cape May County Zoo Junior Zookeeper Program for kids 10-15, learn about animal training, species survival plans, plus a behind the scenes tour of the zoo, 9AM-2PM, Saturday, March 2
  • The Storm of ’62 Slide Show depicting the storm & its impact, Avalon History Center at 215-39th Street, 1-2PM, Saturday, March 2
  • Avalon’s Shop-a-Holics Weekend, designers, deals & drinks, Princeton Bar & Grill & the Whitebrier, 4-9PM on Thursday & Friday, March 7 & 8 and 10AM-6PM on Saturday, March 9
  • Avalon Home & Land Owners Association Meeting featuring Councilpersons Nancy Hudanich  & Chuck Covington, Avalon Senior Center, 10AM, Saturday, March 9
  • Fiddle Club, students from Music Studios in Linwood & professional musicians perform Irish songs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Avalon Free Public Library, 1-2PM, Saturday, March 9
  • Stone Harbor Shiver Polar Plunge Pre-Shiver party, The Reeds, 6-9PM, Friday, March 15
  • Kegs & Eggs Pre-Shiver Celebration, Fred’s Tavern, 10AM, Saturday, March 16
  • Parade to the 96th Street beach from behind Fred’s Tavern, starts at Noon, Saturday, March 16
  • Stone Harbor Shiver Polar Plunge, 96th Street Beach, following the parade from Fred’s Tavern which begins at Noon, Saturday, March 16
  • Apple Computer, iPads & iPhones Drop-In Tech Workshop, Avalon Free Public Library, 1-3:30PM, Saturday, March 16

Featured Property:

An extraordinary combination of location, quality, and ocean views!

176 61st Street, Avalon, $8,999,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 177248

New Listings:
7800 Dune Drive, Avalon, $275,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186117

1777 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $559,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186112

639 21st Street, Avalon, $675,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186120

229 81st Street, Stone Harbor, $895,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186226

76 W. 19th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186185

275 65th Street, Avalon, $1,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186211

141 78th Street, Avalon, $2,250,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186153

8522 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $2,550,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186234

137 109th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,599,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186125

164 84th Street, Stone Harbor, $2,695,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186218

4656 Dune Drive, Avalon, $3,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186166

6519 Dune Drive, Avalon, $4,595,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186223

75 W. 37th Street, Avalon, $4,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186213

181 65th Street, Avalon, $4,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186167

5878 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $5,995,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 186158

Properties Under Contract:

1114 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor Manor, $629,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185858

238 25th Street, Avalon, $1,095,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 186144

274 58th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 185052

5410 Dune Drive, Avalon, $1,899,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 186137

23 West 12th Street, Avalon, $1,899,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 184484

244 13th Street, Avalon, $2,399,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 184427

305 76th Street, Avalon, $2,595,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 177756

4814 Fifth Avenue, Avalon, $5,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 171071

Properties Sold:

355 40th Street, Avalon, $707,500, SOLD MLS#: 184402

311 42nd Street, Avalon, $1,450,000, SOLD MLS#: 184632

Nancy M. Alexander - Stone Harbor and Avalon NJ Real Estate