Spotlight On: Sea Girt, NJ

Posted by Shawn Clayton on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 7:48am.

spotlight on sea girt, njSea Girt is a tiny seaside community residing on barely more than a square mile of idyllic Jersey Shore beachfront! For what the community lacks in size it makes up for with an appealing laid-back, small-town style and stylish colonial aesthetic. Featuring a long stretch of the iconic sandy beaches the New Jersey Shore is known for, the homes here are bordered to the north by the tidal Wreck Pond, and to the south by Stockton Lake.

The seaside community is renowned for its stylish, seaside colonial estate homes in one of the most sought after (and priciest) zip codes in the entire country. It contains a range of upscale family homes, and luxurious oceanfront estate properties. In 2005, Forbes ranked Sea Girt within the top 200 priciest zip codes in the United States. The community is epitomized by safe, quiet streets and larger estate-style homes perfect for families.

PARKS & RECREATION

The small borough enjoys one of the more scenic and uninterrupted boardwalks found on the shore. While it naturally boasts gorgeous views of the pristine sandy beaches and Atlantic Ocean, portions are also bordered by Crescent Park serving as a beautiful central feature to the borough.

Crescent Park is a popular meeting place for area locals as well as a great locale for a vast array of year-round events and activities. The small park features tennis and basketball courts, in addition to numerous programs for all ages run by the borough’s Recreation Department

TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIMEsea girt nj lighthouse

Created from a portion of neighboring Wall Township in 1917, Sea Girt was named for the long-standing estate home of Commodore Robert F. Stockton, known for helping to take California during the Mexican-American war.

Like many of the nearby communities on this stretch of scenic New Jersey coastline, Sea Girt started its life as a popular summer vacation destination for wealthy New Yorkers. Many of those iconic estate homes still remain standing, lending the area a pleasing historic vibe. Unsurprisingly, Sea Girt is also less than a two hour drive from downtown Manhattan.

SEA GIRT COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

The Sea Girt Lighthouse is a historic site maintained by the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee. The lighthouse is one of only 20 remaining lighthouses that are still operational in New Jersey and actually predates the borough of Sea Girt itself. Built in 1896, the iconic lighthouse has seen numerous different applications including a spell as the Sea Girt public library. The lighthouse is now open to the public for tours on Sundays for portions of the year.

The south end of the town is taken up largely by the National Guard Training Center, along the shores of Stockton Lake. In addition to being a major National Guard training facility in the state of New Jersey, the landmark provides numerous programs for locals, with a special emphasis on youth programs. Various sports events and camps take place on the property throughout the year!

Sea Girt is just one of the incredible communities that make up the New Jersey Shore! To learn more about Sea Girt, NJ and the rest of the Shore, take a moment to contact Shawn Clayton online or call 732-295-2222 to chat with an experienced Jersey Shore luxury real estate professional.

Shawn Clayton, Owner/Broker, REALTOR®

Jersey Shores Luxury Home Expert
732-295-2222

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