Sea Isle City Rentals and Real Estate
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Margaret (Maggie) Sgalio, Broker and Owner of Sofroney Real Estate since 1987 is available to help you with all your Sea Isle City real estate needs in 2014 and beyond.
We specialize in Sea Isle rental property selections and Sea Isle real estate for sale, including condos, townhouses, single homes, lots, and new construction, from beach front to bay front. Maggie represents property owners, buyers and sellers in all of Cape May County in Strathmere, Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Cape May and all the communities off the islands as well.
You can reach Maggie at 1-800-SEA-ISLE (800-732-4753), (609)263-2206 or on her cell phone at (609)675-6574. Email her at Maggie@SeaIsle.com.
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Sea Isle City Rentals and Real Estate is a popular choice among travelers to the South Jersey Shore.
There is plenty to see and do in this small island town, which has been voted one of the best beaches on the Eastern Seaboard for summer vacations.
Sea Isle City provides a perfect destination for anyone looking for a great beach vacation on the East Coast in 2014. There are a variety of annual events and unique activities that are planned specifically for tourists and visitors to the area. The attractions and activities are sure to offer something for everyone.
This city is a fisherman's paradise, attracting thousands of anglers to the area each year. Fluke and bluefish fishing is a popular draw. Some vessels leave from Sea Isle for overnight or multiple-day big game fishing trips on the Atlantic Shelf. Excellent recreational fishing as well as sunset boat charters are readily available from both Sea Isle City and nearby Ocean City.
The summer months are the most prevalent for Sea Isle City rentals, but this isn't the only season when the town is enjoyable. Tourists can visit many of the shops, restaurants, and other sights on the boardwalk and promenade year-round, where there is a variety of local stores and cuisine that is sure to please just about anyone. In February, the city is also host to the island's infamous Polar Bear Plunge.
Sea Isle City's myriad of 2014 spring events include the Ocean Drive Marathon in March, the annual surf fishing tournament in May and the sand sculpting demonstration in June. Live music is offered from Spring through Fall.
July and August are the most popular months for tourism on the New Jersey seaboard.
From the weekly "Movies Under the Stars" shows to the rugby tournament, the Phillies Home Run Derby, and the Fourth of July fireworks over the ocean, there will be plenty for people to see and do in July. In August, the city features more movie nights, flea markets, family night dance parties every week, and a continued abundance of live music events.
Fall brings plenty to do as well, with the Irish Festival and sand sculpting activities in September. October in Sea Isle City features Harbor Fest, a variety of fundraisers and charity events, the Italian Festival and a surfing competition that is held annually.
Finally, the island hosts charming traditional holiday celebrations that benefit from its small town atmosphere. From the Halloween parade and costume contest to the tree lighting ceremony and Santa events for Christmas, there is something for everyone during the holidays in Sea Isle City.
When you're in town and looking for something to do, you can always head down to the promenade on the newly re-done JFK Boulevard to find out what the planned events are for the day. Unless there is a clearly stated venue for an activity or event that you find on your vacation, most of the family events will take place at the promenade, which is THE place to go for all the fun in 2014!
The first Sea Isle City inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape Indians.
The main reason why they did so was to relax and also to gather shells to make traditional beads called “wampum”. A few things have changed since they last visited Sea Isle, although some things still remain the same. Generations of families have long gathered on the island because it’s a special place where one can leave the problems in their lives on the other side of the bridge and just enjoy the peace and tranquility or activity Sea Isle has to offer. It is a natural barrier island, where the land meets the sea, bay, wetlands and tidal marshes. Nature has been kind to the inhabitants of it, as it is home to a plethora of indigenous plants and animals. It’s a favorite haunt of people who love “birding” or bird watching and beach walks.
Sea Isle City is a place full of history. After Joseph Ludlam purchased it in the late 17th century, he used it for sheep and cattle grazing. Hence it’s original name Ludlam Island. In 1880 Charles K. Landis bought the island with the intention of building a city like Venice, Italy to include canals, fountains and other public art. Sea Isle eventually became home to a successful commercial fishing industry. Fisherman built tiny shacks on the island and in the wetlands to store their equipment. As time passed, they built houses and brought their families to stay. The large “Fish Alley” monument which reaches across Park Avenue at the foot of the bridge is a fitting tribute to those who lived and worked in the canal-side neighborhood.
Sea Isle City rentals, a tried and true commodity, have remained steady for the past few years. Beachfront rentals have historically provided the greatest return on investment for property owners. A quick 2014 search shows a wide variety of “beach houses” for rent and for sale. Properties range in size from quite small to spacious. During the summer months, a lovely one bedroom condo that can sleep four, costs around $175 to $275 per night while a townhouse with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms that can sleep 16, can fetch in upwards of $5200 per week. This may seem expensive, but when the cost is divided among families or a large group, it becomes a more affordable scenario. There are several different kinds of homes to rent in Sea Isle city which include single family homes, side by side townhouses, condominiums, apartments and duplexes (1st and 2nd floors or top and bottoms).
A typical lot in Sea Isle is about 5,000 square feet. A lot that is 50 wide x 100 deep can accommodate two townhouse-style units with multiple front and rear decks. The maximum height of a building can be no more than 35 feet high. According to local zoning, a residential single family house can be built on a lot that is less than 5000 square feet while only two units can be built on a 5000 (or more) square foot lot. The whole building on the lot cannot occupy more than 70% percent of the whole square footage. For example, a 5000 square foot lot, which is 50 feet wide x 100 feet deep, can only accommodate a building that is 3,500 square feet of living space. It’s common practice to build a townhouse, with each side occupying 1,750 square feet of the total allowable space. This calculation does not include the garage space for each side, which is not considered living space. Generally, as in many communities, the bigger the size of the lot, the bigger the house you’re allowed to construct. Commercially zoned properties now allow for residential units to be constructed above the store, office or restaurant space on the ground level.The Sea Isle City Zoning board is equipped to handle variances for non-conforming properties, special projects and clarifications of local regulations and ordinances.
Today, there are many different activities to engage in while visiting the island. The city recreation areas on JFK Boulevard feature a playground and basketball, while the Central Avenue complex has tennis courts, baseball, soccer, street hockey and a skateboard facility for public use. Wonderful restaurants, bars and stores are open daily. The new library and museum is nearby for those who wants to learn more about the rich history of Sea Isle. Browse the Crooked Tail Thrift Shop. Located halfway between the casinos of Atlantic City and the Victorian homes and whale watching tour boats of Cape May, Sea Isle City offers something for everyone!