Welcome to Margate City

Just south of Atlantic City, Margate provides an escape from the big city bustle. Single family homes and beach houses line the shore, creating a little city of its own filled with unique character and charm. Easy access to the ocean and bay creates a versatile experience, from surfing the waves to kayaking the calm waters.

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lucy the elephant, unique character, iconic attractions


Commute Times
Philadelphia 1hr 5mins by car
New York City 2hrs 10mins by car
Atlantic City 20mins by car
East to West Atlantic Ave. to Bayshore Dr.
North to South Fredericksbug Ave. to N Coolidge Ave.

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Generations of families with deep roots in the island and vibrant new residents looking to enjoy a destination getaway close to home.

In a town that is known for a 65 ft tall elephant named Lucy, it is safe to say that Margate and it’s residents are far from ordinary. Residents of this area have the unique opportunity to be close enough to the hustle and bustle of Atlantic City with the slow relaxed feeling of a destination resort. Homes in Margate range in style from large coastal homes with pools to quaint beach cottages near with easy access to the ocean and bay.

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What to expect:
Small town atmosphere and hospitality with an escape from the busy city.

The secluded vacation vibes are the key to why residents love Margate so much. The narrow, pristine beaches lend to the close knit small town feel, while also giving residents the opportunity to walk everywhere since most shops and dining are close to the center of town. With local favorite restaurants like Steve & Cookie’s by the Bay and Shucker’s Bar & Grill, there is always something new and exciting to do even in such a small community.

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The lifestyle:
Laid back coastal vibes with opportunities to enjoy local activities and entertainment.

Residents of Margate enjoy a relaxed vacation lifestyle all year long with opportunities for shopping at some of the boutiques and specialty stores like Heritage Surf & Sport or Talk Of The Towne. When residents aren’t enjoying a shopping trip or a meal at one of the local restaurants, they can be found taking in the amazing sun and surf on Margate’s beautiful beaches. Locals flock to Margate every year for surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking because the unique narrow channels of the ocean and bay make for great watersports.

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Unexpected appeal:
Great local history and a busy seasonal farmers market all Summer.

If you are new to the area, you may not know that Margate has such a rich local history dating back to 1881. This is when it was chartered as a municipality and the first hotel was built on the island in the shape of a giant elephant to be named ‘Lucy’. Though the island is only roughly 2 miles long, the city of Margate has been able to give its residents lots of opportunities to enjoy their home with a well-known seasonal farmers market, beach yoga sponsored by local businesses and much more.

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The market:
A powerful number of home sales is matched with vigorous prices.

In such a small tight knit community, the potential for home sales and new residents peaked in the last year. If you are interested in living on this peaceful, desirable island, now is the perfect time to make the move or purchase a second home for a vacation getaway whenever you want to relax.

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You'll fall in love with:
Unique touches and well-known restaurants and bars.

Locals and summer residents will all agree that Margate is far from ordinary. With unique restaurants, iconic landmarks and views, and restaurants that everyone will enjoy, this small town paradise is a true destination. Most notably, residents will agree that you will fall in love with mornings at The Margate Breakfast Club and evenings spent listening to live music on the patio at Maynard's Cafe.

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