West Wildwood is nice place. Very casual living. I would not say alot of flooding. most of the homes have been lifted. West Wildwood has always been known for it's low lying areas. but certainly if there was a hurricane you would not want to hang around. But average storms don;t really bother the island. Alot has been done to curtail the problems from the past.
Living in WW is secluded. Most of the value in property there is located on the canals. There is one section of canal that is sort of landlocked. The 2 bridges that surround the waterway only allow smaller boats to enter therefore you are limited to for access that way. These homes are little less in value if you are looking for water access.
The other is the probably more of a problem all the way around the WW island. Low water. No dredging has been done which makes water/docking access difficult.
West Wildwood is a nice place and there are some deals there you can pick up.
If I can help you there please call me I am very familiar with the island.
Are you interested in renting or for your own home?
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Those are very good concerns to have DMS. The flooding issue has long been a hot topic for those who live and work in West Wildwood. The rumor is that when they did the excavating work prior to developing West Wildwood the surveyors stakes were all laid out so the contractor knew how high to fill in the land. But supposedly the contractor went out during the night and hammered the stakes in so he didn't have to use as much fill and thus we have had a flooding problem. That is until recently over the last couple years the city has been getting new raised streets and all new drainage sytems. There are still sections of the town that will get a little water but no more than parts of Delaware Ave in North wildwood or Susquehanna ave in wildwood.
The town is still at work correcting the problem which from what I have been told has been over 60% completed. As far as values go, we are in a declining market . But what I do know is that the desirable properties are usually the first to sell, in any market .