Ventnor New Jersey Homes for Sale
Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic shore of Absecon Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city’s population was 12,910.
Ventnor City was carved out of portions of neighboring Egg Harbor Township. In the latter part of the 19th Century, S. Bartram Richards, the secretary-treasurer of the Camden and Atlantic Land Company, which owned much of the territory south of Atlantic City, visited Ventnor, England. He and his wife became so impressed with the beauty of the locality, that on January 8, 1889, when the land company sought a name for the section of land south of Atlantic City, Mrs. S. Bartram Richards suggested Ventnor, asserting that the name would be an ideal fit for this exciting new area because of its likeness to the English town they remembered so fondly. The name was formally adopted the following day. Ventnor City was eventually incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1903.
Today, Ventnor City, like other communities along the South Jersey shore, offers its residents brisk and stunning dawns, unencumbered by obstacles. Each day is a new opportunity for beach and water activities, inland recreation, historic jaunts and touring, cultural excursions and unforgettable people-watching along the world-famous Atlantic City boardwalk (which extends through Ventnor City and is minutes away from most Ventnor City real estate). Families are especially taken with the myriad of fun experiences available year-round in and around Ventnor City, New Jersey.