Welcome to 7 Mile Island. A barrier Island that measures 7 ½ miles long, and 3 to 4 blocks wide consisting of two separate but similar boroughs – Avalon and Stone Harbor. The Island shares their world class beaches and back bays for boating and both offer a wide array of boutique shops, casual and fine dining, parks, community centers, wildlife sanctuaries, thriving walkable downtown districts, shuttle services in the peak season, and a never ending year-round schedule of community events.
The real estate market on 7 mile Island has thrived, even when other markets have suffered large declines. Being a long and narrow island surrounded by water, the beaches remain uncrowded in most parts of the island, and the vast bay is a playground for boats (fishing or watersports), kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, wave runners, fishing, crabbing, bird watching or just floating on rafts with family and friends in a fun and safe environment.
There are basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboard parks, bike lanes through most of the Island, miniature golf, and activities for kids of all ages. There are rental homes available in all shapes and sizes from beachfront to Bayfront and everything in-between as well as sale from affordable condos to waterfront mega mansions.
Interesting Facts About Avalon
- According to Realtor.com; Avalon is the 9th most expensive beach town in America.
- Avalon runs from 6th Street to 80th Street; Stone Harbor from 80th Street to Hereford Inlet.
- The word Avalon means “The Island of fruit (or Apple) trees.”
- Avalon’s full time population was 1,334 from the 2010 US Census.
- In 2007 Forbes listed Avalon as the 65th most expensive zip code in the US.
- Avalon was incorporated as a borough in 1892.
- The slogan is “Cooler by a Mile” because the island juts out into the Atlantic about a mile farther than the other barrier Islands.
- Avalon Borough has a total of 4,927 square miles (4,152 square miles of land and 0.775 square miles of water.
- 7 Mile Island was once known as Leaming’s Island in 1722 when the first purchase of its 2,725 acres was recorded for the equivalent of $380.00.
Available Avalon Homes
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