Should Downbeach second-home owners stay away from their seashore property? Some locals certainly think so. NJ Governor Phil Murphy feels the same way. ‘Stay in your primary residence’ says Murphy.
Locals growing more uncomfortable. Part-time residents of Ventnor, Margate & Longport are escaping the big city.
One could only assume they feel more secure in their second home along the shore. Can ya blame ’em? Just trying to stay away from COVID-19, also known as the Corona Virus.
Increase of visitors with out of state plates being spotted. Likely coming from locales with higher infection rates.
Jersey Shore towns like Ventnor, Margate and Longport are made up of approx 75% second-home owners. This non-voting group handles the largest portion of municipal bills.
Many full-time residents not happy about increased burden on grocery stores. A higher potential for contamination? A run on toilet paper?
Some Downbeach locals not shy about their disdain for the so-called ‘shoobie’.
Residents of Ventnor, Margate and Longport wonder if local health care providers will be overwhelmed. Some local mayors like Beth Holtzman of Ventnor have publicly urged 2nd-homeowners to stay away. For now.
Will NJ restrict visitor access to shore towns? Only primary home-owners permitted? Crazy talk.
Why can’t 2nd homeowners retreat and hunker down in their shore home? Less people. Less infections.
Online squabbles. Social Media fights. Shoobie stay home nonsense. The age-old battle of full-time vs part-timers. The tension is still there. No matter what elected officials tell ya.
Need your voice heard? Consider joining the Margate Homeowners Association.
Live in Longport or Ventnor? Too bad. No homeowners or taxpayers groups in those towns. Yet.