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Glide along the inland waterway in a kayak, pedal the length of the Boardwalk or tee up that ball for a round of golf — from the beaches to the boards, the bike paths to the bay, more and more people are discovering the joys of living right here in Cape May County, whether it’s on a full-time basis or in that long-awaited second home.

For some baby boomers that have cashed in equity on family homes, it’s an issue of downsizing, while senior citizens are often looking for less maintenance and more fun in their retirement years. Families, boomers and seniors are all part of the changing demographics throughout the county.

Several new age-restricted developments, once only available in Florida, Nevada or California, offer homebuyers choices about maintenance, social events and planned activities within adult communities. That said, Cape May County is also a great place for families of all ages, from newlyweds to young families to those with teenagers or anyone looking for a change of pace and a comfortable lifestyle.

Cape May County’s natural assets offer abundant activities on a year-round basis. Walk the beach along the barrier island communities as well as those towns that stretch north from Cape May along Delaware Bay, where the sunsets rival those of Key West.

Hop on a bike and enjoy great exercise along bike paths and designated bike routes or slip that kayak or canoe into the water and explore the back bay areas.

The increasing number of people owning homes or condos that include dockage also means an upswing in boat sales and ownership. For the landlubbers who prefer golf, there are private clubs with excellent facilities or public courses that are challenging and fun, regardless of handicap or ability.

Who doesn’t love a night out? There’s nothing better than a nice dinner, perhaps a bottle of wine, and stellar service often accompanied by a great view. Cape May is definitely the culinary capital of the Garden State, but there are plenty of great restaurants in the barrier island communities, inland from ocean to bay, ready to satisfy your palate with fabulous food, Jersey fresh produce and plenty of local seafood.

The spirit of volunteerism is evident throughout Cape May County, as residents spend part of their leisure time helping others and have always had a stellar reputation when it comes to serving the community. Many residents volunteer their time supporting community, social, business, and arts organizations for worthy causes.

Whatever the reason or wherever the community, life in Cape May County is great!

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