Bay Head & Mantoloking Today – Happy Thanksgiving

All is well in Bay Head and Mantoloking, and we remain healthy and busy!  We hope that the same is true for you and your families.  Due to increased Covid concerns, we’ll both be having much smaller family gatherings for Thanksgiving this year.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, if you are able to help, St. Gregory’s Pantry is collecting Christmas gift cards (from large stores, or general Visa/Mastercard gift cards) for less
fortunate families with children.  This is instead of the usual gifts, due to Covid concerns. Gift cards may be dropped off at the pantry on weekdays, between 10 am and 12 pm. It is preferred that donations be made prior to December 14th, for timely distribution.  If you are not local and would like to contribute, gift cards can be mailed to our attention at our office, and we will deliver them in your name. Please send your gift cards to Suzie & Ed, Diane Turton, Realtors, 88 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742.  Thank you!

Around the Towns

Per Mayor Curtis, dismantling of the Bay Head water tower is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2021.  The town has asked that this process be delayed for 9 months, to allow the town to further investigate alternate locations for the proposed cell tower. One can find a report on the cell phone tower status here.

In Mantoloking, a committee has been formed to discuss the possibility of creating an
administrator position which would help run the daily operations of the borough.

Further updates about both of these items can be found on the respective town websites.


Christmas events will be taking place in Bay Head and Mantoloking this year, with some changes, due to obvious reasons.

Bay Head
In Bay Head, the Christmas Walk will occur on Friday, December 4th, but please wear masks, and practice social distancing.

The schedule of events is as follows:

*Bridge Ave will be closed Friday Dec 4 until 9 pm.

* Tree lighting will be at 6:30 pm.

*Santa will arrive via firetruck at 6:30 pm. There will be NO in-person contact with Santa. He will ride around town as in the past.

* Singers from the Algonquin Theatre in Manasquan will perform from 6 pm – 7 pm at the firehouse.

* The Nutcracker in the Sky at the Bay Head Ballet studio will commence at 7 pm at the corner of Lake Ave and Mount St.

* A bell choir will begin performing around 5ish in front of Andi’s, located on the corner of Mount St. and Lake Ave on Friday evening.

Bay Head Business Association will once again hold a scavenger hunt with the town 
businesses. The Scavenger Hunt begins on Dec. 4th and ends on Dec. 21st. The drawing for 2 prizes of $100 GC each will be held on Dec 23rd at Manasquan Bank. One hunt card per family.


In Mantoloking, the town tree lighting will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 5 pm, on Downer Avenue.  Santa will arrive via fire truck, but there will be no treats or caroling, due to social distancing concerns (music will be provided by a wireless speaker). You can still take a photo with Santa by visiting the passenger door of his fire truck. Please wear your finest Christmas masks! 😉

Many events are still being held online.  Many local organizations, churches, and the like are streaming their offerings via various technologies.


The I Love Bay Head  and Suzie & Ed Facebook pages are also good sources of

information about upcoming events.  If you are not on Facebook (or even if you are),
always feel free to call or email with any questions.


Most remain online – the best source of information right now is the town websites – check for frequent updates and changes.  Bay Head and Mantoloking both offer “dial-in” options for the public to attend their meetings.

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please let us know.

Bay Head | Mantoloking


The trends discussed in our previous emails continue – low inventory, often resulting in multiple offers, and at times, higher than asking prices as the result.  Interest rates remain low, and that helps to drive this pattern.

Based on a sampling of data for Bay Head (October 2020), the number of properties on the market is in decline, the original list price to sale ratio is at 96%, and the average “days on market” is declining – currently at 64.

There are currently 13 homes and parcels of land available in Bay Head, and
8 properties under contract, including some of our listings. There have been 7 closings in Bay Head in the last 30 days, including some of our transactions.

There are currently 13 homes and parcels of land available in Mantoloking, and
8 properties under contract, some of which involve us and/or agents from our office. There have been 2 closings in Mantoloking in the last 30 days.

As always, all of our current listings can be found on our website.

If you would like to receive more frequent updates, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram (#suzieandedrealtors), or please give us a call.

We always welcome your comments, suggestions for topics, and other feedback.  If there is a particular topic that you would like us to cover, or a question that you need an answer to, please let us know.

If you have questions about your own property, or know someone (near or far), who is talking about moving, please keep us in mind.  If the contemplated move is outside of the areas we serve, we can happily provide a referral to a well qualified agent just about anywhere.

We wish you a HAPPY, HEALTHY, and SAFE Thanksgiving, wherever you may be!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 11/23/20.​​