Cape May County's Avalon is known as one of the most affluent communities along the Jersey Shore. Last month, Avalon/Stone Harbor was among the top 12 Jersey Shore destinations chosen by Thrillist New York. In the past Avalon has been listed among the top 100 most expensive zip codes in the United States and also the "chicest" beach. These three homes are cooler by a mile with the price tags to match.
140 77th St.
Monthly taxes: $1,655
Tell me all about it: The entire third story of this 3,887-square-foot home is a master bedroom suite. It boasts its own private deck, dual walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom. The other four bedrooms are pretty great, too, but we really love the kitchen and the open-plan first floor. Bonus: There is an in-ground pool out back near the detached garage.
7698 Dune Drive
Monthly taxes: $1,175
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom property sits on a corner lot and features an enormous pool with spa out back and a deck with an ocean view out front. Inside, we love the open living room and the master suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom.
177 77th St.
Monthly taxes: $1,333
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom stunner is on a beach block and boasts a whopping six decks. The master suite features a walk-in closet and a private deck, as well as an en-suite bath. Elsewhere there are two wet bars and an open living room with cathedral ceilings. Plus, there's an elevator to zip you through all three floors.