According to local lore, Brigantine is named after the hundreds of two-masted ships that have wrecked off the coast over centuries. Maybe more tragic is the name that preceded Brigantine: East Atlantic City. The city was renamed in 1924, and today ranks among the best places to live in New Jersey. These three properties are some of the most expensive offerings listed in the city this summer.
524 W. Shore Drive
Monthly taxes: $2,025
Tell me all about it: Casa Bella offers bayfront luxury and is designed for entertaining. The property includes an enormous foyer and great room as well as a bar, game room and private theater. A wraparound deck boasts bay views and overlooks the marble patio, mosaic pool (with its own waterfall!), hot tub and private boat dock. The four en-suite bedrooms are served by a gourmet kitchen.
464 W. Shore Drive
Monthly taxes: $2,585
Tell me all about it: This six-bedroom home offers nearly 7,000 square feet of living space with seven full bathrooms and two powder rooms. It occupies an enormous bayfront lot with 149 feet of water frontage as well as a giant deck with hot tub. Each bedroom features an en-suite bath, and the property boasts a full wet bar and a sun room as well as soaring walls of windows.
32 W. Ocean Drive
Monthly taxes: $3,089
Tell me all about it: Bella Palazzo boasts six bedrooms and six full baths as well as a powder room. The home features skyline views of Atlantic City as well as sweeping ocean views. The property includes a smart home system and flooring made of marble, cherry and tiger throughout. The chef's kitchen features a huge center island made of onyx and high-end appliances. The master bath is a dream, with onyx and 18 carat gold fixtures.