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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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West Cape May is a town in New Jersey with a population of 955. West Cape May is in Cape May County. Living in West Cape May offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Cape May there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Cape May and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Cape May are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$476,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197
    500
  • Theft
    394
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,438
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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The businesses in this area are quite diverse. We have a variety of small artist shops and vendors, as well as large stores to provide less expensive options. One can find reasonably priced grocery stores as well as high quality restaurants. Our hospitality industry is similar, containing everything from cheap rooms to high end hotels. As there are a total of three chain businesses on the island, a grocery store, convenience store, and a pharmacy, a wide variety of small locally owned shops have arisen.
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Weather is very rarely a serious issue in our area. Super storm Sandy did damage a significant amount of property, but not nearly as bad as other areas, and this was a very unusual storm. We have a good taste of all four seasons, spending summers on our beaches, while the winters do receive their fair share of cold and some snow. Snow tends to come in a few inches and melt before the next snow arrives. We are also given beautiful fall foliage and rebirth in the spring months. As we are surrounded on three sides by water, our winters tend to set in later and leave later in the spring than many areas.
This area has a huge variety of excellent restaurants. The Washington Inn is an excellent example of the high end dining available in our area. Conversely, many small restaurants, such as Gecko's and George's Place, provide great food at a more reasonable price. However, there is not a large nightlife. As I am underage, I feel that our excellent food has more than compensated for the lack of nightlife, but I understand that there are few bars and night life options.