Become a Local
Cape May has been ranked among the top 10 places to retire. And for grandparents, you can be guaranteed the kids will visit with the grandchildren. Everyone wants to come to the shore.
Cape May is a peaceful community where residents feel safe.
The climate here is relatively mild, with warm summers and cool winters. The summertime is cooler because Cape May is a peninsula, having the benefit of breezes coming off the ocean and bay. The winters are similar to coastal Virginia which has been labeled Humid/Temperate.
Property taxes are relatively reasonable compared to other shore towns or even compared to surrounding towns in the state of New Jersey.
People who have visited other areas return to Cape May and say they feel like they came home. They find the townsfolk friendly, accepting, and open.
A multitude of volunteer opportunities can be found with the local Kiwanis, Rotary, and Optimist organizations. There are gardening clubs... and many other activities with which to share talents. Biking is a favorite pastime of residents and visitors alike.
Fun Facts About
Cape May Cape May is also home to the United States Coast Guard Training Center, the guardians of the sea. Recruits can occasionally be seen in the early morning hours jogging along the beachfront, American flag hoisted high. We all feel a debt of gratitude to these young men and women representing our country.
- Trip Advisor selected Cape May in their annual Travelers' Choice Awards for 2010 as the 4th best Beach & Sun Destination in the U.S.
- Cape May was picked as one of the prettiest towns in America by Yahoo Travel.
- AAA recommends Cape May as the place to visit in the off season.