Homes in Beach Haven West!
Homes in Beach Haven West!
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.
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