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Somers Point is located on the Great Egg Harbor Bay, and is the gate keeper for Ocean City and all shore points south. Its a small city, approximately 11,000 residents. The allure is the Bay Breeze, hustle and bustle of shore living, good jobs, and good people. The natural beauty of miles of epic bay views, Somers Point is always vibrant. There is still the lore of the old bay village that once was. The days of defending its shores, the shipbuilders, and its commercial fisherman have been supplanted by the new energy of bay condos, sport fisherman marinas, top rated medical care, and a strong real estate market.
Great Restaurants and great nightlife, Somers Point's venerable reputation as a top destination to unwind a bit continues today. An iconic "shore town" stalwarts - Tony Mart's and Bay Shores conjure deep seeded memories of past excitement and escapades that only bay breezes, alcohol, and authentic - from the soul, music could deliver. In its final operational year of 1982, Tony Mart's was permanently enshrined into the American Culture, immortalized by the big screen classic "Eddie and the Cruisers", filmed on location.
Today, the energy is still there, more demure perhaps, but still palpable. All these are can't miss "Shore Things":
AKA Route 52, the Howard S. Stainton Memorial Causeway (aka the 9th Street Bridge) the span links Somers Point to Ocean City NJ. The 2.7 mile causeway bridge crosses over Great Egg Harbor Bay on a high-level bridge and then the longer lower Rainbow Harbor Channel. After crossing the Rainbow Harbor Channel, the roadway crosses over the Great Egg Harbor Thoroughfare (part of the Intracoastal Waterway) and then a ship channel on another high-level bridge, where the route enters Somers Point. The entire causeway bridge was reconstructed and finished in 2012 at a reported cost of 400 million.
This bridge is a true engineering marvel. 60% of the span was built from the water using huge barges to support 300 ton cranes used for pile-driving and setting the huge concrete "Y" shaped supports. Form and function, soft flowing curves and elevations frame the Ocean City skyline while moving thousands of travelers (by car, truck, bicycle, and foot). The bridge has become an attraction for recreational activities, there's multiple fishing piers, a pedestrian - bike path, scenic outlooks, two boat ramps, and a Visitors Center. The breath-taking views during the day are in stark contrast to the evening and late night (red, white, and blue) LED light show splashing neon color against the giant "bow-tie" columns... Just Beautiful!
Students in Kindergarten through eighth grade are served by the Somers Point Public School District. Schools in the district are Dawes Avenue Elementary School and Jordan Road Elementary-Middle School.
New York Avenue School (grades PK)
Jordan Road Elementary School (grades K-8)
Dawes Avenue Elementary School (grades PK, K-6)
Somers Point High School students attend the Mainland Regional High School, which also serves students from Linwwod and Northfield. The high school is located at 1301 Oak Avenue, Linwood, NJ, 08221.
Mainland Regional High School (grades 9-12)
St. Joseph is a private tuition based Catholic School located at 11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ, 08244.
St. Joseph Catholic Regional School (grades PK, K-8)
Shore Memorial Medical Center is a modern 380-bed medical facility and is Somers Point’s largest employer.
More than 370 Physicians
At Shore Memorial there are many many specialty centers for Cancer, Joint Replacement, Spine Surgeries, Orthopedic, Pediatric Care, and Maternity. Located a 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ, 08244. Atop the hospital is a helipad for "airlift" patients. Also available are Emergency Room Services administered by board certified emergency medicine physicians.
With Shore Memorial at the center, many satellite medical related businesses small and large have made Somers Point home for professional offices. Many employees of Shore Memorial have purchased Somers Point Homes, continuing the areas strong economic health.
There is a rich Military History in Somers Point. Dotted across the landscape are several notable war memorials. At the location of The New York Avenue School (South Wall) are the original gravestones of the Somers family (circa 1790). At the center of the Memorial is Master Commandant Richard Somers who perished in 1804 in the Battle of Tripoli. Richard Somers is memorialized at the Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland and his memory further honored by having seven ships bearing his namesake, the USS Somers.
On Bay Avenue and New Jersey Avenue is the Somers Point 1812 War Memorial. Enshrined forever are the names of 117 volunteer men defended the shores of New Jersey against England in the "2nd Revolutionary War" of 1812. This war does get the proper attention as our fledgling nations was pushed to the brink. These men built a "sand fort" in the shape of a semi-circle, 50 feet long, 7-10 feet tall, compete with a mounted canon. The fort was defended 24 hours a day, and was look-out for British invaders. Known as the 1st Battalion, 1st regiment, New Jersey Militia, these men knew what was at stake, the sovereignty of the United States of America.
A Donald Ross Design. Need we say more! First opened in 1923, Greate Bay Country Club has all the amenities of a first class country club. The Pub (casual) and The Park Room (more formal) offer good food and good ambiance. Greate Bay has accommodations for weddings up to 275 people, and other room variations to serve more intimate groups or special events. Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness offers a wide variety of fitness services and facilities (Tennis, Pickleball, and Squash) to name a few. Greate Bay dominates the southern landscape of Somers Point. All the elements (Land, Sea, and History, Education, Employment, Nightlife) come together to make Somers Point a truly great community.