Doug Wear
Weekly News - December 8, 2022

Traffic Alert: Repairs to Great Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive)  

Repairs to the Great Channel Bridge along CR 619 (Ocean Drive) that connects Middle Township to Stone Harbor will be starting shortly.  The work, under the supervision of Cape May County, includes underdeck structural steel repairs and the replacement of the fender system. To safely complete the work, traffic across the bridge will be restricted to a single lane alternating traffic using a temporary traffic signal.  This set up will be in place starting on December 7, 2022 and is expected to be in place until early May, 2023.  Please exercise caution as you head south from our Borough or if you are heading north to Stone Harbor! Read More

National Flood Insurance Program

Community Rating System - Substantial Improvement Requirements
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires that if the cost of reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s assessed value, the building must meet the same construction requirements as a new building. Substantially damaged buildings must also be brought up to the same standards. If a residence is damaged so that the cost of repairs equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s value (before it was damaged), it must be elevated above the base flood elevation. You may get this elevation from the Construction Office in Borough Hall or call (609) 967-4220  Read More

Ever dream of owning an entire block at the Jersey Shore?

Well, there’s an opportunity to do just that — at least for the rarified few who can afford a full block site in one of the most expensive zip codes in New Jersey. The Princeton and Whitebrier Block, as the property is called in the listing, spans from Dune Drive to Ocean Drive and 20th to 21st Streets in Avalon. It is at the intersection of the borough’s main commercial district and high-end residential neighborhoods.   Read More   Entire block up for sale in Jersey Shore town

The Wetlands Institute
Our group outreach programs are expanding! We’re excited to announce the addition of our adult-focused Group Outreach Programs. These programs bring a variety of local animals and topics to your organization, with more in-depth content tailored to an adult-only audience. All programs feature live animals and the opportunity to touch and interact – because you’re never too old to keep learning!
We offer six different Adult Outreach Programs and are booking now.  Read More

Avalon Police Department 4th Annual Toy Drive Is Underway!

Here is an announcement by our police department regarding their annual toy drive that helps children and families who have been exposed to domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. You can donate a toy in the lobby of the police department located at 30th Street and Dune Drive. Many thanks to Avalon Police, Fire, Public Works, Recreation, and countless volunteers from the 7 Mile Business Community Association, and others, for assisting with our Thanksgiving weekend events!  Read More|

Avaon Police Toy Drive

Community Info & Activities*
  • The Santa Express ~ Through Christmas 2022: The Santa Express operates every weekend from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until Christmas. Join them on a 75 minute trip departing from either Richland Village or Tuckahoe Village. Also available is The Santa Starlight Express, which operates on select weeknight evenings starting on Friday Dec. 9th until Christmas, and Friday Dec 23rd.

    Cape May Seashore Lines Santa Express
  • The Wetlands Institute
    With only two weekends left in the 2022 Toys for Tots collection, there's still time to drop off a toy for a child in need - but you have to act fast! You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy here at The Wetlands Institute the weekend of 12/10-12/11 anytime from 9:30-4:30 (Saturday or Sunday).  To date, Toys for Tots has distributed 627 million toys to 281 million children across the country. Last year in Cape May County, more than 18,000 toys found their ways in… Read More
  • Kids’ Event: Happy Noon Year! ~ December 31, 2022: Kids and their families are invited to ring in 2023 in style! Visit the Avalon Free Public Library for a story, entertainment, cookies, and our famous apple juice champagne!

    Kids’ Event: Happy Noon Year!
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks ~ December 31, 2022: Dusk, 30th Street Beach & Surfside Park: The second annual celebration returns to Avalon with fireworks to kick off 2023. Bring the family and enjoy music, crafts, and hot chocolate at Surfside Park followed by a beautiful display of lights from the 30th Street beach.

    Avalon's New Year's Eve Fireworks
  • Seasonal Science Activities - The Wetlands Institute

    We believe children and adults learn a great deal through moments of self-exploration.  Each month we will offer a new self-guided science activity or craft related to seasonal changes in nature.  We provide the supplies and you create the learning!  Possible activities related to migration, geology, outdoor exploration, nature crafts, simple science experiments and much more! Saturday and Sunday:  10:00am – 4:00pm Free with admission
  • The Wetlands Institute: See what is happening at The Wetlands Institute. Check out their events calendar and join in for an adventure in exploration and discovery!

    The Wetlands Institute
  • Library Programs: Have you caught an Online Story Time or registered for a Book Club yet? The Avalon Free Public Library is currently offering free in person and virtual programs. Registration is required; some sessions may be limited.

    Avalon Free Public Library
  • Holiday Beach Tags

    Beach season will be here before you know it! You can give the gift of a summer on the Avalon & Stone Harbor beaches. The popular holiday beach tags for the 2023 season are available online while supplies last. Holiday beach tags are good for the entire summer of 2023 beach season. They do not have to be exchanged for "regular" beach tags. There is a small service fee for ordering the tags online. The tags are mailed to you and come in a decorative box for gifting!

    Buy Online:  Avalon  |  Stone Harbor
  • Cape May County Zoo: Our local County Park & Zoo are FREE, however your donations help to keep them FREE! They are open every day except Christmas (check their website for weather related closures).

    Cape May County Zoo
  • Seasonal Beach Tags: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor
  • Recreation Departments: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor 
  • Borough Websites: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor
  • Chambers of Commerce: Avalon  |  Stone Harbor
New Listings:
165 63rd Street, Avalon, $15,700,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 223644

269 29th Street, East, Avalon, $1,999,999, ACTIVE MLS#: 223604

2488 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $907,000, ACTIVE MLS#: 223614

Properties Under Contract:
169 19th Street, Avalon, $4,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 223015

73 W 17th Street, Avalon, $3,795,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 222479

129 22nd Street, Avalon, $3,195,500, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 223559

700 First Avenue, 311, Avalon, $1,099,000, UNDER CONTRACT MLS#: 223570

Properties Sold:
138 76th Street, Avalon, $7,300,000, SOLD MLS#: 222928

3349 Ocean Drive, 3349, Avalon, $1,750,000, SOLD MLS#: 222984



*Details are subject to change. Information is current at the time of posting; please visit their corresponding websites for the most up-to-date information, changes or cancellations.

Douglas Wear
Ferguson Dechert Real Estate

2789 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202

Cell: 703-622-3668  |  Direct: 609-967-1000