An unincorporated community of about 5,400 residents in the larger incorporated Middle Township area, Cape May Court House acts as the administrative center for that township and as the county seat of Cape May County. With an ideal location in the center of the Cape May peninsula, the community is just six miles from the beach to the east and less than four miles from Delaware Bay and the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge to the west. That refuge, established in 1989, encompasses more than 11,000 acres to protect critical habitat for a variety of wildlife. It’s one of the country’s top spots for bird watching, with the annual migration of shore birds each May and June to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. A major attraction in the community is the Cape May County Park and Zoo, home to zebras, tigers, lions, camels, bison, snow leopards, elk, bears and many other animals. There are also playgrounds, a carousel, miniature railroad and other attractions at this AZA accredited zoo that’s received a certificate of excellent from Tripadvisor.com. Just 10 miles away are the amusement parks, water parks and other attractions of The Wildwoods and 13 to the south is Cape May City, its attractions including a major historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places that includes more than historic 600 buildings. Residents and visitors are also able to take advantage of boating, fishing and other water related activities at the ocean, on Delaware Bay and a variety of creeks and other waterways. The many attractions of Atlantic City are just about 40 minutes away while Philadelphia just a bit more than an hour’s drive away.
With a little over two-thirds of housing options in Cape May Court House being single-family detached homes, median home price for the area is about $290K. House prices start below $100K, with a fairly large number of budget priced properties price under $50K, most of those being manufactured homes. Prices typically top out in the $800s, although the community is also home to lavish estates that can command up to $2 million and more. A variety of building lots are also available. The community is also home to the Cape Regional Medical Center, a major hospital that’s the only one in Cape May County.