Bay Head & Mantoloking Today – July 2019
We hope that you had a good 4th of July, and that you’re staying cool in this recent bout of heat and humidity! Bay Head’s new beaches are getting a lot of use, and the water has been beautiful, often in the low 70s. As has been the case elsewhere, the shape of the new beach has changed (both above and below the waterline), and as a result, the waves and surf have been smaller. Also, due to the warm water, cownose rays have recently been seen along the beaches. In Mantoloking, the town celebrated the official open of the borough hall on July 5th, and there is more on that below. As mentioned in our previous update, Save Barnegat Bay’s “oyster” fundraiser at the Dale Building went off without a hitch on the 12th, and was well attended!
The video below contains aerial footage of the new Bay Head beaches, scenes of the flag raising at the new Mantoloking borough hall, and more. Hope you enjoy it!
Around the Towns
In Bay Head, the beach replenishment activity continues to dwindle, and at this point, only North Street remains closed. There is still equipment and pipe stockpiled in a number of locations, most notably north of Karge Street. The primary remaining activities include installation of fences (ongoing), and planting of dune grass, but that is not expected to take place until sometime this fall. If you are on Facebook, updates from the BHIA can be found here, and if not, please visit the town website.
On the 4th of July, Bay Head held their first annual bike parade, and it was quite a success! Mantoloking also held their classic 4th of July parade, complete with floats, bikes, a band, and more. On the 5th, the official opening of the new Mantoloking borough hall was celebrated. This included a flag raising, and was attended by many residents, local mayors, and legislators. A video clip of the flag raising is included in the video above.
This Saturday (July 20th), there is a community blood drive from 9 to 3 at the Bay Head fire house. Donors will receive a voucher for 2 tickets to the New York Mets. Details can be found here.
If you spend time in Mantoloking (and many other towns, but not Bay Head at this point) you might find the Recycle Coach app useful. For almost any address and location, it will remind you of the garbage and trash collection schedule, with prompts when appropriate. Mantoloking and many other towns are using it, but if your town does not, consider asking your local mayor or council to sign up!
Bay Head Farmer’s Market – 3:00PM, Thursdays
July 20th – 9 to 3 – Bay Head Community Blood Drive – Bay Head Fire House
August 4th – 7pm – Twilight Lake Sunset Paddle
August 10th – 3 – 4pm – Duck Derby – Centennial Park – Details and tickets available at Coastal Cottage – sponsored by the Bay Head Home & School Association
August 10th – 7:30pm – Twilight Lake – 4th Annual “Glimmer of Hope” – Lanterns available at ReFind on Mount Street, pre-purchase only. Benefits local art students.
August 17th – 12 – 5pm – Bay Head Fire Company Clam Bake – at the Bay Head Fire House – tickets available now, and at the door.
The next Bay Head Council Meeting will be held on August 5th at 7:00PM, and Mantoloking’s next regular Council Meeting is on August 20th, at 5:30PM. The next Bay Head Planning Board meeting is on August 14th at 7:30PM, and the next Mantoloking Planning Board meeting is on August 1st at 6:30PM.
Additional town meetings can be found on the respective websites, linked below. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please let us know.
In the last 30 days, there has been a healthy increase in market activity in Bay Head and Mantoloking. Almost all of our listings have had recent showings, and some are now under contract. The buyers are from a number of different areas, some new to Bay Head and Mantoloking, while others have existing or past relationships with the area (family, friends, or past owners). There are also a number of recent closings in both towns, detailed below.
We will be hosting two bayfront open houses this Sunday, from 12 to 2pm, both in Mantoloking – 1038 Barnegat Lane, and 214 Channel Lane – please stop by if you’d like, and tell your friends or family who might be interested.
As always, all of our current listings can be found on our website.
Additional details about the current market in both towns can be found below. If you have questions about your property, or another neighborhood, please ask.
In Mantoloking, there are currently 35 homes and parcels of land on the market (down from last month’s total of 41), and 2 properties under contract, including our listing at 1206 Bay Avenue. In the last 30 days, there have been 4 closings in Mantoloking. This includes a $7,499,000 oceanfront sale, and this property was sold by an agent in our office.
If you are considering moving, we would be happy to meet with you. In addition, if anyone you know is talking about selling or buying, please keep us in mind.
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.
Thank you, and have a great summer, STAY COOL! 🙂
Ed and Suzie
All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 7/18/19.