If you know Seaside Heights only from MTV's The Jersey Shore, you might be surprised to hear that the borough's motto is "Your home for family fun since 1913." Situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, the community is known for its amusement piers, boardwalk and water park. Just north in Ortley Beach are homes that make it clear that there is plenty of luxury real estate in the area as well.
469 Eisenhower Ave., Ortley Beach
Monthly taxes: $1,824
Tell me all about it: We love this Barnegat Bay-front home for its amazing exterior features. The outdoor spaces are an entertainer's oasis. The home features an enormous in-ground pool along the bay as well as an outdoor kitchen, tiki bar, and boat lift. Inside, the six-bedroom home is also a stunner (walls of windows, lots of skylights and beautiful kitchen).
1855 Ocean Ave., Ortley Beach
Monthly taxes: $1,543
Tell me all about it: This new, four-bedroom custom home features dual master suites, a private elevator, a two-car garage, and a rooftop hot tub. What more could you need for a shore getaway? We love the oversized back yard, which is begging for new owners to install an in-ground pool.
431 Sixth Terrace, Ortley Beach
Monthly taxes: $1,287
Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom bayfront home has amazing views — from the inside of the home, as well as from multiple decks and terraces. The property comes equipped with hurricane windows and is fitted with an elevator shaft and large back yard in case the new owner wants to add an elevator and/or a pool. Bonus: we love the library with adjacent deck and bay views.