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Bay Head

Bay Head is part of a coastal borough in Ocean County, New Jersey. Situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, Bay Head homes for sale are considered part of the Jersey Shore's 'Gold Coast'. It's the perfect quaint, quiet community by the sea where buyers who tour the area will find plenty of waterfront and luxury homes on the market. In addition, the Bay Head housing market is a great place to rent a home and enjoy a relaxing vacation by the Atlantic ocean. There are several great beaches along the Jersey Shore Gold Coast.

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Bay Head Real Estate Stats

Average Bay Head Home Price $4.5M
Lowest Bay Head Listing Price $1.3M
Highest Bay Head Listing Price $11.3M
Total Bay Head Real Estate Listings 10
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.4K

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Bay Head, NJ Real Estate Market

With a housing market described as 'casual and elegant', homes for sale in the quintessential sleepy seaside town of Bay Head in Ocean County are sure to please any buyer. Totaling one square mile, this borough is 70 miles south of New York City, 65 miles east of Philadelphia, and 60 miles north of neighboring Atlantic City. Located on the Barnegat Peninsula beside Point Pleasant, the community of Bay Head is a beautiful place to call home and a great vacation destination. As a result, many choose to purchase a second home in Bay Head.

There are many home rental options on the market, including waterfront rentals, for those who want a holiday by the beach. Buyers who tour the area will find large, well-kept Victorian houses with tree-lined streets, along with high-end, million-dollar waterfront homes for sale making up a nice selection of the Bay Head real estate market.

Bay Head Luxury Properties

Bay Head luxury homes for sale are found in the town's large historic district - one of the largest in New Jersey - which encompasses roughly half of the town's buildings. Included amongst those properties is the Bay Head Yacht club, which was established in 1888.

Given its small size, the community of Bay Head is great place to park the car and tour the city on a bike. For really active people visiting on a holiday, tourists can rent bikes, kayaks, and surfboards in town. For water activities such as boating, water skiing, or fishing, those can be found in Point Pleasant, which neighbors Bay Head.

Interested in real estate in the Bay Head, New Jersey area? Check out our blog post for the 9 reasons you should consider a second home in this region!

Bay Head Community Amenities

When it comes to amenities, the community of Bay Head has all the essentials. In terms of restaurants, residents living here can choose from four highly-rated spots: Theresa's South, Mueller's Bakery, Dune Grass Cafe, and The Grenville Restaurant. The Bay Head Yacht Club is also considered one of the premier clubs in the region, although membership is both highly-desired and exceptionally limited!

As far as shopping is concerned, there are several clothing and trendy beach boutiques, village shops, and a couple of art galleries to tour. For professional services the town has a family doctor, chiropractor, and a Bridal consultant boutique. More community services can be found in neighboring Point Pleasant. For groceries and liquor, residents go to Curtis' Central Market, who also caters!

Bay Head School Information

Buying a Bay Head waterfront home on the market, or any other home in the community, means access to one of the best schools in New Jersey after Bay Head Elementary School (K-8) was ranked as the state's top elementary facility in 2013. High school-aged students attend classes at nearby Point Pleasant Beach High School.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to pay for the beach in Bay Head?
A. Bay Head beach access requires a pass, which can be purchased at the Bay Head office on Lake Avenue. 

Q. What kind of activities do residents and visitors enjoy in Bay Head, New Jersey?
A. Bay Head's excellent location allows for a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities, including windsurfing, boating, swimming, and crabbing.

Q. Is Bay Head a good place to live?
A. This community is known for its down-to-earth atmosphere and gorgeous homes. While many make Bay Head their vacation destination, others stay year-round for its charming surroundings!

Bay Head Real Estate Agents

Buying or selling a home in Bay Head? Let our team of Bay Head real estate agents help you through the purchase of your new Bay Head property or your current Bay Head home. As local Bay Head real estate agents and real estate agents, we have expert insider knowledge of the market dynamics unique to the Bay Head real estate market. Let's get started on your home search today!

Contact Clayton & Clayton to get more information about buyer or seller representation in Bay Head. Planning to get involved in the Bay Head real estate market? Review our CMA (comparative market analysis) form to quickly see your Bay Head property value estimate within minutes.

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