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THANK YOU, GOODRICH FAMILY!  Fifty nine years ago Bernard Goodrich and his young family visited a friend in Avalon, and stayed for a week at The Princeton Hotel.  The family has returned to Avalon each year since, renting numerous vacation homes through Avalon Real Estate Agency, and later Long & Foster.  The family has enjoyed many locations over the years including 42nd Street & the bay, 72nd Street, Avalon Avenue, and most recently, First Avenue.  Bernard’s wife Peggy passed away recently, but as he says, “I continue to look forward to our relaxing Avalon August [vacation] and hope it comes around quickly again for 2019. Look for the us on the 11th Street beach.”  We will, Mr. Goodrich, and thank you for allowing Long & Foster to help with your vacation plans for so many years!


Bernard Goodrich on the beach in Avalon, surrounded by his late wife, Peggy, daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.
 
THE LOWEST PROPERTY TAX RATES:  NJ.com recently ranked the 30 New Jersey towns with the lowest property tax rates, and Cape May County’s beach towns made an impressive showing.  At #15 on the list was Ocean City, just behind #14 Cape May.  Sea Isle City holds the #5 spot, with Cape May Point taking #3.  Stone Harbor took the #2 spot, while Avalon topped the list with the lowest property tax rate in the state.  The ranking was made by comparing the equalized property tax rates for 2017.  Click here for the full article:  https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/09/here_are_the_30_nj_towns_with_the_lowest_property.html
 
BE PREPARED and informed in the event of a coastal storm, flooding, or other weather emergency on Seven Mile Beach.  As the Carolinas brace for the landfall of Florence, it’s always wise to be prepared and informed in advance of severe weather conditions.  When Avalon & Stone Harbor experience severe weather, check www.AvalonEmergency.org and www.StoneHarborEmergency.com for periodic updates.  For  phone notification, there is a sign up form on each of those sites where you can request notifications for your telephone or mobile phone.  For 8 tips on preparing for an emergency click here:  https://newsroom.longandfoster.com/2018/09/8-tips-prepare-emergency-2/
 
SAVE THE DATES for two of the area’s most popular activities:  on Saturday, September 22nd, the 7th Annual Savor September Food, Wine, and Beer Festival takes place from noon to 9pm on 96th Street.  Enjoy tasting tents, live music, vendors, and more!  Columbus Day Weekend marks the return of Avalon’s Seafood Festival at Community Hall on Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7, 10am to 5pm.  In addition to local seafood, enjoy music, kids activities, football, shopping, and more!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • 23rd Annual Nun’s Beach Surf Contest, Nun’s Beach at 111th Street in Stone Harbor, 7AM, Saturday, September 15
  • Civil War Weekend, Historic Cold Spring Village, Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16
  • Tech Workshops, Windows Drop-In from 10-11:30AM, Apple Drop-In from 11:30AM-1PM, help with questions regarding your computer, phone, iPad, software or an app, Avalon Free Public Library, Saturday, September 15, www.AvalonFreeLibrary.org
  • NJ Firefighter’s Parade, New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood & Wildwood Crest, 2pm, Saturday, September 15
  • Chris Roach, Comedian, appears at Harbor Square Theater, Saturday, September 15
  • Big Band Dance featuring Tony DeLuca, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday September 15
  • Cape May Traditional Jazz Society concert featuring the Ben Mauger Vintage Jazz Band, VFW Post #386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May, 2-4PM, Sunday, September 16
  • Stone Harbor’s Bulk Pick-Up, items to curb up to 72 hours prior to pick-up on Monday, September 17
  • Irish Fall Festival, music, dancing, food, vendors, more, Olde NJ Avenue in N. Wildwood, Thursday-Sunday, September 20-23
  • Wetlands Institute Fall Migration Festival, 9:30AM-4:30PM, Saturday, September 22, www.wetlandsinstitute.org
  • Stone Harbor’s Savor September Wine, Beer & Food Festival, local wineries & breweries, food, artisans, live music, more, 96th Street Shopping District, Noon-8PM, Saturday, September 22
  • Cape May Light House Full Moon Climb, 8-10PM, Monday, September 24
  • Mayor’s Cup Bocce Tournament, 39th Street Park in Avalon, Saturday, September 29
  • Avalon Performing Arts Council concert featuring Jerry Blavat, The Geator with the Heater, Avalon Community Hall, doors open at 6:30PM, show starts at 7:30PM, Saturday, September 29
  • Avalon Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival, artisans, vendors, music, food, chowder contest, more, 30th Street parking lot & Avalon Community Hall, 10AM-5PM, Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7
  • Stone Harbor Garden Club Fashion Show, visit www.shnj.org/gardenclub  for info, Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, 11:30Am, Sunday, October 7
  • Big Band Dance featuring the Fred Hall Band, Avalon Community Hall, 7PM, Saturday, October 13
 

Featured Property:
 
An exclusive location and wonderful view compliment this exceptional Bayfront home!


24 Heron Drive, Avalon, $5,385,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 181805
 


New Listings:
 
9501 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, $249,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183925

9501 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $399,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 183794

150 96th Street, Stone Harbor, $565,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183867

258 99th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,399,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183844

222 104th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183865

227 118th Street, Stone Harbor, $1,979,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183834

10 W. 21st Street - East & West, Avalon, $1,989,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183924

223 121st Street, Stone Harbor, $2,495,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183837

65 E. 11th Street, Avalon, $2,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183791

33 W. 25th Street, Avalon, $2,795,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183866

308 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, $3,749,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183849

6 107th Street, Stone Harbor, $5,400,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 183824
 


Properties Under Contract:
 
7929 Dune Dr., UNIT 304, Avalon, $335,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183716

177 80th Street, Avalon, $389,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182260

8001 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor, $469,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 179542

66 E. 20th, Unit 110, Avalon, $699,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183654

9 E. 21st Street, Avalon, $750,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183587

1668 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $879,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182799

221 17th Street, Avalon, $1,320,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183487

33 W. 27th Street, Avalon, $1,595,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183544

214 28th Street, Avalon, $1,650,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183841

267 22nd Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 183655

298 46th Street, Avalon, $2,395,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182629

110 117th Street, Stone Harbor, $5,238,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 182783

1 97th Street, Stone Harbor, $5,395,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 180303

 


Properties Sold:
 
184 26th Street, Avalon, $600,000, SOLD MLS#: 183244

572 21st Street Street, Avalon, $615,000, SOLD MLS#: 180975

48 Seabreeze Lane, Avalon Manor, $775,000, SOLD MLS#: 182965

1668 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $860,000, SOLD MLS#: 182375

225 34th Street, Avalon, $965,000, SOLD MLS#: 182221

4451 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,100,000, SOLD MLS#: 176833

3287 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,312,500, SOLD MLS#: 181706

5 Marine Way, Avalon, $1,350,000, SOLD MLS#: 182383

306 75th Street, Avalon, $1,695,000, SOLD MLS#: 182841

4101 Ocean Drive, Avalon, $1,800,000, SOLD MLS#: 181136

643 Sunrise Drive, Avalon, $1,805,000, SOLD MLS#: 181502

210 70th Street, Avalon, $1,824,900, SOLD MLS#: 182673

8614 Second Ave, Stone Harbor, $1,999,000, SOLD MLS#: 176852

35 E. 24th Street, Avalon, $2,050,000, SOLD MLS#: 183524

130 26th Street, Avalon, $2,360,000, SOLD MLS#: 181431

56 E. 12th Street, Avalon, $2,375,000, SOLD MLS#: 182824

10725 Sunset Drive, Stone Harbor, $3,350,000, SOLD MLS#: 182865

7109 Dune Drive, Avalon, $3,500,000, SOLD MLS#: 182338

19 S. Pelican Drive, Avalon, $3,650,000, SOLD MLS#: 179797

339 104th Street, Stone Harbor, $5,925,000, SOLD MLS#: 175711
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