Atlantic County's Ventnor City was named in 1889 for the famous English resort town by the same name on the Isle of Wight. The New Jersey Legislature adopted the name in 1903. Today the median listing price in the seaside town is about $325,000. These three homes are just a bit north of that.
4900 Boardwalk, Ventnor
Monthly taxes: $8,091
Tell me all about it: If you need a getaway for your family (and possibly their friends and their friends' friends), this 16-bedroom estate might be right for you. The property sits directly on the boardwalk and boasts walls of windows, an elevator, a game room with mural, and three garages. Plus, every bedroom has a private, en-suite bath, so there's no waiting for a shower.
114 S. Nashville Ave., Ventnor
Monthly taxes: $4,128
Tell me all about it: We love this Mediterranean style oceanfront estate. It boasts seven bedrooms and high-end finishes such as radiant-heated floors, televised intercom, centralized music wiring, an elevator and an indoor fresh-water pool. The property also features multiple oceanfront decks, a beachfront patio, a two-car attached garage and heated driveways and walkways.
5801 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor
Monthly taxes: $4,189
Tell me all about it: This is not a standard beach house. In fact, it would be an estate coveted anywhere off the coast. This five-bedroom brick home just happens to be a block off the beach and boardwalk, and features an enormous living room with custom-built bar, a family room with cathedral ceilings, and a kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops. Out back a pristine pool boasts a large deck with a built-in fireplace.