In 1693 settlers came to Somers Point establishing the Somerset Plantation. The Somers Mansion, with a breathtaking view of Somers Point's harbor, was built in 1725 and is still standing today.
While being known to offer some of the Jersey Shore's more affordably priced homes, the area is now it is offering larger new construction homes along the Somers Point Harbor and selling for more than $2 million. Primarily a residential area homes can range from $100,000 to $500,000. Higher priced homes are also available along the bay/harbor.
Only a few miles from the beach and boardwalk, Somers Point and Ocean City are connected by the brand new multi-million dollar Route 62 Causeway bridge with bicycle and walking path. Unlike most other communities in the area Somers Point has its own guarded beach along Bay Avenue and multiple restaurants. Although the area is not overdeveloped there are plenty of options for shopping, dining, and other services. Housing one of the larger hospitals in the area, The Shore Memorial Hospital is a 380 bed hospital that has affiliations with Jefferson, Penn & the Mayo Clinic.
Somers Point is a family oriented community offering numerous recreation facilities like bike paths, baseball fields, football fields, tennis courts, and a guarded beach. Also, every year Somers Point is host to multiple festivals and events including the summer concert series on the beach, Good Old Days Festival, and annual Bayfest along Bay Ave.