Dune Paths

Recently, while walking through one of the Avalon beach paths, I spotted a side trail.

Instant flash back to my childhood…when the high dunes were our backyard play area.  Full disclosure: this was before it was considered trespassing!

My sisters and I had elaborate forts, and knew all of the hidden paths around the private homes.

When it snowed, we rode the hills on plastic sleds or rafts (sounds pathetic, but it was fun)- returning home covered in a gross mixture of sand and snow!

A happy, and unique memory from growing up on the island :)



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A Home in Avalon NJ

Avalon, NJ- Exceptionally well maintained home- custom built for the current owner.  Quality upgrades at the time of construction…plus a pool added in 2012!  5 spacious bedrooms and 5 full baths. Family room, huge great room, utility room, and an attached 1 car garage.  Even a peek of the ocean!

Wonderful location- Between Avalon Avenue and First Avenue on 26th Street. Close to the beach and convenient to downtown shops and restaurants.

$2,049,000 fully furnished and ready for immediate use.

For a link to the detailed fact sheet, click HERE   or contact me 609-967-7950     ann@anndelaney.com


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Christmas at the Beach


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What’s Selling?

salesignSales (settlement) during the past 30 days:

19 single family homes, ranging from a cottage on Bower Court in Stone Harbor selling for $499,000; to a modern bay front home on Fourth Avenue in Avalon for $3,500,000.  The median selling price for single family homes- $1,485,000.

8 condo/townhouse style units sold, with a median selling price of $712,500.

A total of 7 properties labeled as vacant land or multi-family sold (several had existing structures demolished shortly after closing), with a median land value selling price of $1,100,000.

In addition, there are 60 properties posted as Under Contract, with settlements scheduled for the near future.

If you have any questions regarding sale values in the Avalon, Stone Harbor area, please ask!    ann@anndelaney.com


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Beach Birds

I’m on a mission with my beach walks…to spot the snowy owl.

Ironically, today the owl was trumped by an eagle!

From a distance, I saw a huge bird land on the beach near a few seagulls.  Too big for an osprey or a hawk.  As I approached, he took flight.

A local fisherman recently told me about a bald eagle nesting on Ocean Drive between Stone Harbor and North Wildwood.  The fisherman was just leaving the beach this morning and saw the eagle, too.

The bird took off and landed twice near the water’s edge.   The black dot in the middle of my picture REALLY is an eagle!




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Treasure Hunting

Conch shells, sea glass, and small plastic beach toys…beach treasures found after a storm!


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Fascination with Weather

Technology and social media create an over load of weather coverage.  And I’m a willing participant!

My flooding pictures from Tuesday were widely circulated on Twitter and various news sites.  Even making it to The Daily Mail in London!

In order to balance out the hype, I always follow up with “after” pictures (see my Twitter account for today’s report).


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Stormy Shore

Wind, waves, and water…oh, my!



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Dashing Thru the Sand 5K

DashingBurn off a few Christmas cookies on Saturday, December 27th in Avalon, NJ.

The annual Craig K. Lozier Memorial Scholarship fund raiser.

For additional information:  click here

Registration opens at 8am in the Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue.

Race starts at 9am.

The 7th Annual Dashing Thru the Sand

Benefits  “The Live Like Lozier Memorial Fund”

 in memory of  Craig K. Lozier

 5K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Race time: 9:00 am; Registration: 8:00 am

(Long sleeve T-shirt included)

 $25.00 entry fee

 Avalon Community Hall  30th Street and Avalon Avenue  Avalon, NJ

 QUESTIONS: Call    609-465-2626   or   609-602-2456

LiveLikeLozier @aol.com

or register online (see link above)

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How’s the Beach?

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I like to walk the beach.

In the off season, I vary my route so that I cover all 7 miles of our beach front…one hour at a time.  This allows me to stay current on the beach conditions in Avalon and Stone Harbor; especially important after a storm.

Update: beach access is temporarily restricted for a few blocks in the north end of Avalon due to erosion after recent storms.  In Stone Harbor, there are sections with moderate beach erosion (especially noticeable at high tide).  And yet other areas are wider than ever- recipients of that lost sand.

Both communities are committed to maintaining our beautiful beaches.  Any winter storm damage will be addressed by spring- with safe beach access a priority.





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