Yours is a great question. In Avon-by-the-Sea, there are 4 different condo buildings along the oceanfront. 3 of them are former apartment buildings that were converted to condominiums. These buildings offer studios, 1 and 2 BR units. The majority of them offer balconies with ocean views. The studios start in the high $200's and the 2 BRs can trade in excess of $500K. On Garfield Avenue, there is a more recently constructed condo, however, this building does not offer any balconies.
Bradley Beach condos are more plentiful and typically trade for a lower $ per square foot value. Many of them provide balconies. The southern end of Bradley Beach is typically the preferred area in town, however, there are fewer condo offerings in this predominately single family section.
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Ward Wight Sotheby's International Realty