: More Homes in Manahawkin, NJ's Beach Haven West...Great Jersey Shore Living!

More Homes in Manahawkin, NJ's Beach Haven West...Great Jersey Shore Living!

Homes in Beach Haven West!

The Jersey Shore!

The Beach Haven West section of Stafford Township or Manahawkin, NJ began in the mid 50’s.  It is located on was known as Remson Meadows (which were salt marshes) along the Manahawkin bay front.

In 1950, the salt marshes were bought by the Shapiro brothers.  They developed vacation homes up and down the Jersey Shore. Using a dredge towed up from North Carolina, construction began on Beach Haven West's 130-plus saltwater lagoons and 5,000 single-family homes. Beach Haven West was built in phases, the first opening in 1957. The first phase contained the lagoons and cul-de-sacs between Morris Boulevard and Jennifer Lane.

The second phase was completed in the 60’s and covered the area between Jonathan Drive and Walter Boulevard.  The third phase followed, and that included development along Mill Creek Road between Route 72 and Jonathan Drive, as well as the Charles Boulevard spur.  By the 70s, the lagoon front community was expanded down Mill Creek Road toward East Point.


The Shapiro’s eventually sold their remaining properties to Lincoln Properties, LLC, a Jersey Shore development firm.  Lincoln completed the Mill Creek Road section along Mill Creek down to the Barnegat Bay at East Point, added the southern lagoons along Newell Avenue known as Village Harbour, and developed the Colony Lakes section by 1986.  More development was planned but environmental regulations, primarily New Jersey’s Coast Area Facilities Review Act made that impossible.

Many of the homes in Beach Haven West are summer residences for those who live in other parts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and other states.  But year-round residents are increasing. The area is served by the Stafford Township School District from grades K-6, and the Southern Regional School District from grades 7-12. 

Generally the homes in Beach Haven West are on lots of at least 50 feet wide along the lagoon and 80 feet deep running toward the street. Some lots are a bit smaller, some larger. Double lots and irregular lots were available along the bends and corners of the lagoon. In the 50's, waterfront lots with a house sold for $6,990, and financing of $66 a month was available!

It’ll cost a bit more to make a home in Beach Haven West your own today. There are currently 75 homes for sale in the Beach Haven West section of Manahawkin.  They range in price from $229,000 to over $1.2 million for a modern bay front home with designer kitchen, sky decks and a 1,000 lb Jet Ski lift.

The Jersey Shore Multiple Listing Service shows two Beach Haven West building lots available starting at $229,000.

If you’d like more information on homes in Beach Haven West or homes in Manahawkin, call me for great Jersey Shore living.

Keller Williams

Atlantic Shore

Laura Giannotta



Homes for sale in Manahawkin, NJ



Comment balloon 5 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 19 2008 07:10AM


Hi Laura:

Good Morning.  Thanks for the information...always good to know the history!

Have a Merry Christmas...

Toula Rosebrock Logo


Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 10 years ago


This was a great history lesson ... I wonder what those homes cost in the 50's?

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Toula..The history is half the fun!

Richard..they sold for less than $7,000...monthly pays about $66.!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

We used to vacation at Cape May sometimes when I was a kid. Great memories.

Posted by Rich Dansereau (Positive Real Estate Professionals) over 10 years ago

Trying to locate blue prints for 72 phyllis lane beach haven west please feel free to contact me at 646-261-0365

Posted by denis kitson about 10 years ago