Taking in 10 small villages and towns and stretching inland from the Atlantic around
Corson Inlet for approximately 14 miles at its widest point, Upper Township is an area rich
in history that offers a variety of housing options with price points to fit most anyone’s
budget. Covering an area of about 68 square miles, communities within the township’s
boundaries include Strathmere, Petersburg, Beesleys Point, Palermo, Marmora, Seaville,
Greenfield, Tuckahoe, Steelmantown, Marshallville and Petersburg. Primarily a rural area
with a population of just over 12,000, the township has been ranked as one of the best
places to live in New Jersey and is just over an hour’s drive away from Philadelphia and
about a half hour commute from Atlantic City. The amusement parks, water parks,
beaches and many other attractions of The Wildwoods is less than a half hour away.
Once inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians, the township occupies the upper portion of
Cape May County and offers a variety of recreational opportunities with a network of
waterways and lakes that make it popular among boaters and kayakers. Popular
recreation spots include three beach areas at Beesleys Point, Tuckahoe and Strathmere.
Much of Belleplain State Forest lies within the township’s boundaries and offer nature
lovers the opportunity to see and explore a variety of habitats that include saltwater
marshes and white cedar swamps as well as view the wide variety of wildlife that live
there. Additionally, portions of the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area also fall within
Upper Township. That area fans out from the beautiful Tuckahoe River and offers nature
lovers the chance to explore salt marshes and tidal creeks and view the wildlife found
A diverse community in many respects, the township offers an exceptional quality of life
that’s carefully protected by planning and zoning boards who strive to achieve a balance
between residential and commercial growth and the environment. A variety of housing
options are available, although single-family detached homes dominate the market.
Homes for sale in the area can be found from the upper $100s and in general top out in
the $400s, although higher-priced properties occasionally become available as well.