The small seashore town of Sea Isle has a year round population of just over 2,100 residents but that number jumps significantly in the summer months when visitors raise the population to as much as 40,000. The peak summer season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day with visitors often renting in May and September. Sea Isle City is a beach town with most of its housing used for vacation rentals and second homes. It has a 1.5-mile beachfront promenade and several arcades, shops, restaurants and bars in the center of town.
The community is a popular retirement location with about one-third of the year-round residents being 65 or older. The city is known for providing exceptional city services and social activities for its senior citizens and younger residents. In 2011, Sea Isle City began a HUGE $14 million advancement to create a public corridor from the beach to the bay. Plans included a new boathouse on the marina, installing a new playground and basketball courts on JFK Boulevard and building a new pavilion and band shell at Excursion overlooking the beach & Promenade .
The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce has many activities and events each year that keep people coming back including: Skimmer weekend, Polar Bear Plunge, Food Truck Festivals, Farmers Markets & Irish weekend.
Homes in Sea Isle range from Condos, Townhouses and Single Family residences with a median sales price of $562,000. Townhomes and condominiums in small low-rise complexes make up about half of the available housing.