Little Egg Harbor : New jersey

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What it's Like to Retire in Little Egg Harbor

Little Egg Harbor is an attractive retirement destination in southern New Jersey with a very confusing name.  Little Egg Harbor is a township of about 15,000 people and growing very fast. It is just north of Atlantic City near Tuckerton and a bit south of Manahawkin. Little Egg City is a small town that is considered part of the Township.  There are great beaches and bays for all types of water recreation.  The area has some cute downtowns and it always has a pleasant resort ambience.  About 17% of the population is over 65, indicating that it is a popular spot for retirees. 

Where to Retire in Little Egg Harbor and Home Prices

There are many active adult and 55+ communities in Little Egg Harbor, including Sunrise Bay and Cranberry Creek.
According to the median sale price was $217,647 in mid-2014. Obviously that can differ by neighborhood and proximity to the water.


What is special about Little Egg Harbor

Little Egg Harbor is a fast-growing but very pleasant area. Its proximity to the casinos, restaurants, and entertainment of Atlantic City is a plus.  The beaches and harbors are great for beaching and fishing.  It has a much lower-paced feel than the rest of New Jersey

What is not special about Little Egg Harbor

The Little Egg Harbor is growing very fast and has the traffic to prove it.  Uncontrolled growth could be a problem

Who will like retirement in Little Egg Harbor

It attracts retirees who want to escape the more crowded parts of New Jersey and live near the water

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, boating, construction, jobs in Atlantic City

Climate and Physical Environment

Little Egg Harbor is on the southern part of New Jersey about 20 minutes above Atlantic City. Tucketon and Manahawkin are nearby

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Atlantic City has a lot of entertainment


There is not a lot of crime in Little Egg Harbor.

Medical facilities

The area is filled with doctors, clinics, and rehab facilities that cater to seniors and the retired. Hospitals are in Hammonton, Manahawkin, and Atlantic City


There is bus service to Atlantic City, which has both train service to Philadelphia and Atlantic City International Airport

Valuable Links

New Jersey retirement guide
WIkipedia information for Egg Harbor

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  • State: NJ
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Boomer1

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