Long Beach Island Real Estate
Long Beach Island, also known as LBI or “The Island”, is located in the southern portion of Ocean County, New Jersey. LBI is a barrier island on the Jersey Shore that stretches 18 miles along the Atlantic Ocean coastline and is half a mile in width at its widest point. The island is bisected by Route 72, commonly referred to as the “Causeway” and is the only access point by land. The northern portion of the island is home to the historic Barnegat Lighthouse that was used in the movie The Perfect Storm. Communities in the northern section include Surf City, Loveladies, and Harvey Cedars which are sparsely populated with a variety of luxury waterfront homes and vacation properties. The southern half of the island, where the majority of year-round residences and business are located, consists of the boroughs of Beach Haven and Ship Bottom. Long Beach Island residents and visitors enjoy live performances at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, recreational activities such as swimming, boating, jet skiing, and fishing along the many beaches, and annual festivals including Chowderfest , a very popular weekend-long event held every fall featuring clam chowder specialties from the islands many restaurants.
The total population of Long Beach Island is recorded as 9,579 but increases significantly during the summer months when the climate becomes humid and subtropical with the average daily high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit in July. Winters on the island are mainly mild with daily temperatures reaching an average high of 42 degrees in January. The average age of residents is 54 and the average annual household income is $97,819. The median home price on LBI is $705,000.00 although there are homes for sale in almost any price range.