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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Cape May, New_Jersey

Cape May, New Jersey is a popular community for people who enjoy the beach, fishing, and a Victorian setting. Relax on our beaches, stroll our Boardwalks, tour our Victorian Inns, relive our past, climb our lighthouses, browse our shops, fish our waters, enjoy an outdoor concert, be part of our night life, visit our botanical gardens, spend a day at our park & zoo, hunt for "Cape May Diamonds". Cape May has one of the most outstanding collections of Victorian homes in the world.

Where to Retire in Cape May and Home Prices

The retirement community housing choices are somewhat limited in town, mostly in the form of private homes or mobile homes. Real estate is quite expensive. According to, the median home value was about $607,768 in early 2023.

What Is Special about Cape May

• Unique collection of Victorian homes • Interesting downtown • A livable small city • A top birding area  • It is the only place where the entire city has been listed as the entire city of Cape May was officially designated a National Historic Landmark • Annual Cape May Literary Festival • The Travel Channel named it one of Top 10 Beaches in USA

What Is Not Special about Cape May

It is somewhat remote. Crowded in summer, lonely in winter.

Climate and Physical Environment

Cape May New Jersey is at the very bottom of New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean. It is on a coastal plain with many waterways and bays.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Annual Cape May Literary Festival.  The town hosts the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cape May Music Festival and the Cape May Film Festival. Cape May Stage performs at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. East Lynne Theater Company, and the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts are also located here. Birding is a popular activity in Cape May.


The crime rate in Cape May is just below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Burdete Tomlin Memorial Hospital is 12 miles away.


Atlantic City International Airport is 43 miles away.

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