Maybe it was the free access to the ocean that led Wildwood Crest to the top of a Jersey best beaches list in 2016. Or perhaps it was the Doo-wop style. Collectively, the Wildwoods include the Crest, Wildwood proper and North Wildwood (you may recall it recently considered changing its name to Anglesea). Reminder: Wildwood Crest remains a dry town. You'll need to keep the gourmet kitchens and wine bars in these homes well stocked.
430 E. Atlanta Ave. #430
Monthly taxes: $1,502
Tell me all about it: We love the three decks on this home and the fact that they all face the ocean. The third-floor master suite includes a private deck, as well as a fabulous en-suite bath. There is also a junior master suite with its own deck and private bath. Bonus: Amenities include two parking spaces, a pool, a hot tub and private security. The home also has elevator service.
112 W. St. Paul St.
Monthly taxes: $784
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom home boasts a screened porch, a detached two-car garage, and an in-ground pool. The master suite includes an en-suite bath as well as a walk-in closet. The decks offer glorious views and the open floor plan will help with entertaining.
102 Miami Ave.
Monthly taxes: $615
Tell me all about it: We love this custom-designed lake view home. It has major curb appeal, and the bright interior colors and abundant natural light make this the perfect getaway. The master suite includes a lovely en-suite bath, dual walk-in closets, and a private deck.