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The Pressure!

After this weekend, there will be a noticeable change on the island: fewer tenants and summer residents due to college and high school schedules.

It’s darker in the morning…and the sun is setting a bit earlier each evening.  And Labor Day is right around the corner :(

Most critical- we realize there’s limited time to visit our favorite seasonal restaurants.  Oh, the burden…

Last night: Fuze Italian in Avalon.  Excellent meal and service (we were obviously there early!)

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Wishing for Peace…

It’s hard for me to fathom the level of hate on display in Charlottesville.

My sheltered life on this island is one of the reasons I value the opportunity to travel.

Meeting people around the world verifies that we are all more alike than different.

Kindness transcends languages…and I am grateful for those experiences.

 

Peace

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For Sale- Avalon NJ

New on the sale market!

1369 First Avenue, Avalon NJ

Quiet neighborhood, and close to the beach, recreation field, and inlet.

3 bedrooms, 2 baths.  Situated on a 50′ X 110′ lot.

For the MLS link:  click here

Thank you for your interest!     ann.delaney@timkerrsir.com

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Weather – flooding

Reposting due to today’s forecast of heavy rain:

July 17, 2017

I have written several posts about elevation along our 7 mile island;  mainly after hearing the common boast from a home owner that their property is on “the highest point of the island”.

Ironically, one of my tenants heard the opposite after the Friday night rain storm.  A neighbor (not sure if he is an owner) said the area was the lowest point of the island (not true- but that’s a scary statement for a tenant to hear).

So when our phones start to beep with a weather warning, and the town blasts the flood siren, what should we do?

By the time we hear the “move your car to higher ground” message, some of the lower sections may already be experiencing moderate flooding.

Both Avalon and Stone Harbor distribute flood elevation maps to residents with our tax bills.  The color coded areas show the low and high sections of our community.

Yet, visitors and newer property owners are not aware of the “higher ground” locations.

Some basics:

1) It may defy logic, but the blocks closer to the beach are typically “higher ground” (although the street in the beach block of 21st Street flooded Friday evening- so it’s not an exact science).

2) Many sections of Ocean Drive/Third Avenue will flood during a heavy rain event.

3) Dune Drive in the Avalon business district has experienced flooding in recent years.

4) The Stone Harbor business district is also vulnerable during storms- best to park closer to Second Avenue.

5) Water in the street may be combination of rain and salt water (from the bay)- damaging to cars either way.

6) Trucks or raised vehicles that are able to clear the water cause wakes that send flood waters into the ground level structures/businesses.

7) Parking a car in a driveway or parking lot is always preferred over street parking because the rain water will accumulate by the storm drains.

Thankfully, the water will drain quickly once a storm passes.

If you have any questions about a particular area of town, I am happy to provide information based on my experience.

Link to Borough of Avalon flood map: MAP

Related post: Highest Part of the Island

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Our New Jersey

New Jersey may have an image problem, but that’s okay.  We know the truth!

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Under the Bridge

At just the right mid-tide,  I can take a short cut to the other basin with my kayak!

The fairy tale of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” with the troll under the bridge comes to mind each time ;)

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Birds’ Eye View- 80th Street

A new perspective of the Anchorage Condominium for sale!

For MLS info, click here

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Summer Days…

Happy August!

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Lending Library

Spotted on my morning walk.  Will drop off a few beach books this week…and check out the replacement options!

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Beach Block Living

Excellent value for a prime Avalon NJ location!  3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and easy walking distance to the beach, recreation, and a variety of dining options.

$699,000 furnished.

Currently a summer vacation rental property with gross income of approximately $25,000.

For more details and interior pictures:  MLS Link

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