Lower Township

Named for its location on the lower end of the Cape May peninsula, Lower Township
offers a wide range of housing options and some of the more moderate home prices to be
found on the Jersey Shore. In addition to Lower Township itself, other communities in the
township are Villas, Erma, Diamond Beach and North Cape May. The township fronts the
Atlantic on its eastern side and Delaware Bay to the West and encompasses about 31
square miles. Its population is about 23,000. The township originally took in the entire
lower portion of the Cape May peninsula, but in 1848 what is now Cape May city broke off
and incorporated on its own. With a rich history extending to the earliest Colonial times,
whalers, fishermen and other seaman originally inhabited the area. Indeed fishing
continues to be a large part of the area’s economy and the area is generally regarded as
being one of the top fishing spots on the East Coast. The interior portions of the township
feature wetlands and lush forests, with home prices there starting well below $100K.
While most homes are moderately priced, single­-family detached homes can also
command prices in excess of $1 million. An inventory of condominiums and townhomes is
also available, primarily in those areas next to the ocean, bay or waterways. In general,
home prices in Dennis Township run from the $200s to $800s.


The area has a wealth of historic sites and other attractions to keep residents and visitors
alike entertained. The well­-known Wildwoods Resort area is just minutes away and offers
water parks, amusement parks, entertainment venues, shopping and more. America’s
playground, Atlantic City, is less than an hour away and the many diversions of
Philadelphia are available at about 90 minutes away. Of course, there’s no shortage of
shopping, dining and entertainment options in the township itself. Nearby attractions
include Higbee Wildlife Area, Cape May Point State Park, historic Cold Spring Village,
Cape May Observatory and Schellenger's Landing Wharf, the latter playing an important
role in the area’s history and now a centerpiece for an area of outstanding shops and
restaurants.

 

Lower Township Properties