Surf City NJ Homes for Sale

The Borough of Surf City was originally formed as Long Beach City by an Act of the NJ Legislature on September 19, 1894, from portions of Stafford Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was renamed Surf City by a resolution of the Borough Council as of May 26, 1899. 
Home to the first large boarding hotel on the NJ coast, called the Mansion of Health.

The area surrounding this hotel was called "Buzby's Place", after one of the owners of the Mansion of Health, Hudson Buzby. The Mansion of Health burned down in 1874, but some old-timers still call the cove at the foot of South First Street on the bay side "Mansion Cove." 

In 1875, the 20 or so permanent members of the area decided to call it Long Beach City, even though the area was still considered part of Stafford Township. But in 1894, Surf City became incorporated, changing its name to Surf City in 1899 after the US Postal Service demanded a name change before the town could incorporate, preventing it from being confused with Long Branch in Monmouth County, NJ. 
 
Today, Surf City boasts some of Long Beach Island’s best beaches, restaurants and shopping. The street numbers on Long Beach Island originate in Surf City north and south of Division Street.