Ocean City, NJ, "America's Greatest Family Resort," is unlike any other seaside resort. It boasts 11 distinctly different neighborhoods. From north to south and bay to ocean, these areas offer something for every taste and lifestyle. Our 9-mile island is shaped like a tadpole, with the head in the north and a much narrower tail in the south.
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The "14-story" Gardens Plaza, the tallest structure on the island, sits on the Boardwalk in the very center of the North End. In addition, the North End contains the Historic District, from 3rd Street to 8th Street and Ocean Avenue to Central Avenue. Designated as such by Ocean City’s Historic Preservation Commission, the district seeks to maintain the look and feel of classic Ocean City architecture.
The Bay Area follows the west side of Bay Avenue, from North Street to 16th Street. This area is particularly appealing to water sport enthusiasts. With boat slips, jet skis, sailing and a new water park, the Bay Area caters to those who love to live their life on the water.
The Central district runs the width of the island, from 6th Street to 18th Street. It is bordered on the east by the Boardwalk and on the west by the bay. The Central area is peppered with residences, boutique shops, restaurants and cafes and of course the heart of the Boardwalk and its seaside treats, souvenir stores, attractions and amusements.
There is a reason why 18th Street to 29th Street and Wesley Avenue to the beach has been branded the Goldcoast. Ocean City beach lovers aspire to live on this spectacular stretch of ocean, with views from Atlantic City to Strathmere. Here you will find stately seaside residences and beautifully appointed condos.