Surf City is a very small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,216 people and just one neighborhood, Surf City is the 465th largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Surf City home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Surf City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Surf City is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Surf City is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Surf City who work in management occupations (14.41%), sales jobs (14.19%) and office and administrative support (13.08%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Surf City is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the borough experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller borough.
One of the nice things about Surf City is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.