Located just 10 miles southwest of Atlantic City, Somers Point is a waterfront residential community that offers easy access to all the great sights and activities on the Jersey Shore. With its many fine restaurants and scenic marinas, the town is a tourist attraction in its own right too.
The oldest settlement in Atlantic County, Somers Point was purchased by an Englishman and practicing Quaker named John Somers in 1693. Originally called Somerset Plantation, the name Somers Point was adopted in 1750. The Somers Mansion, built by John’s son in 1725, still stands today and is listed on the National Registers of Historic Places. Situated on the banks of the Great Egg Harbor Bay, Somers Point was known as a shipbuilding town for more than a century. The city was formally incorporated in 1902.
The Census Bureau’s 2013 population estimate for Somers Point is 10,785. The four-square-mile city has approximately 5,550 homes, around 38 percent of which are located in multi-unit structures. The median home value is around $239,000, and the median household income is estimated at $47,333. Approximately 4,459 households live in the city, with an average household size of 2.4 people.
Somers Point Attractions
Visitors to Somers Point often begin a day of sightseeing at the family-friendly Kennedy Park, which offers a fabulous view of the bay and shoreline. Other attractions and activities in Somers Point include:
- The city’s marinas offer multiple opportunities for boating, fishing and whale watching excursions.
- Throughout the summer, William Morrow Beach plays host to the city’s famous Somers Point Beach Concert Series.
- History buffs won’t want to miss a visit to the Somers Point Historical Museum, which features more than 4,000 photographs of city life, past and present.
- Scheduled to re-open in 2016, the city’s century-old Gateway Theater is undergoing a major renovation as a multi-media performing arts center.
McAllister HVAC Services in Somers Point
With more than 120 years of experience serving Somers Point and the neighboring communities, McAllister has long been the region’s leading provider of quality heating and air conditioning repairs, installations and services. From innovative new heating and cooling installations to indoor air quality products, we take pride in offering everything you need to stay comfortable, safe and healthy at home and at work. With our fleet of radio-dispatched service trucks and around-the-clock service, we’re your trusted source for heating oil delivery too.
Whether you need preventive maintenance to ensure your air conditioner delivers a powerful performance all summer or an emergency heater repair in the dead of winter, you can trust our experts for fast and effective solutions year round. To learn more about how McAllister can raise your comfort level in any season, call our Somers Point office at 800-757-4122 today.