The best of the old and the new, Egg Harbor Township offers historic sites dating from the late 1600s as well as some of the newest and grandest developments along the East Coast. Virtually every type of housing is represented within the communities that make up the township from budget priced fixer-uppers to multi-million dollar waterfront estates. The township is also home to some of the area’s newest master planned communities, the result of the state’s Pinelands Commission designating it as an area slated for large and carefully planned development. As a first phase of that growth, the township’s planning board approved more than 650 new homes in a family-friendly neighborhood in the Farmington community, the first of up to 30,000 new homes to be built in the area in the coming years. The Village at Farmington is another part of planned development with 261 homes for adults 55 and over. Developments will include community clubhouses, walking paths, recreation fields, playgrounds and other features to enhance their livability. With a mix of blue collar and white-collar residents, Egg Harbor housing offers a variety of price points, with single-family homes beginning in the mid-$200s for the most part. Just under half of homes in the township’s neighborhoods are priced from the low $300s to the low $600s with about 20 percent of homes above $800K. Popular neighborhoods in the township include Cardiff, Town Center, English Creek Landing, Scull Landing, Fernwood Avenue and Black Horse Pike. Top areas of interest include the Atlantic County Bikeway, which stretches for almost eight miles from the Atlantic County Institute of Technology to Shore Mall. Storybook Land is another area attraction that covers more than 20 acres with popular storybook characters. Less than a dozen miles away are the many attractions and diversions of Atlantic City, including casinos, entertainment from some of the country’s biggest super stars, and dining at a growing number of restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. About an hour to the northwest, Philadelphia offers major league sports, historic sites, and an incredible array of restaurants, shops and attractions.