Margate is a charming island community in Atlantic
County, New Jersey. With a bay to one side, a beach to the other,
and Atlantic City just 5.3 miles away, Margate offers residents
and visitors ample opportunities for world class dining, entertainment
and outdoor adventures. The town’s historic charm and uniqueness,
combined with its ideal location, quality schools and strong community
spirit, make Margate an attractive place to both visit and live.
We hope you enjoy your stay!
Caption from left to right:
Brenda Taube, Commissioner of Public Works
Michael Becker, Mayor & Commissioner of Public Safety
Maury Blumberg, Commissioner of Revenue & Finance
Margate on the Map
The City of Margate is located on Absecon Island and is approximately
1.50 miles long and 1.0 miles at its widest point. It is bordered
by Ventnor City to the Northeast and Longport Borough to the Southwest,
with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and Beach Thoroughfare (the
"Bay") to the West.
The streets that border Margate are Fredericksburg Avenue on
the Ventnor side, and Coolidge Avenue on the Longport side. The
majority of the streets in Margate run in alphabetical order beginning
with Argyle Avenue and ending with Washington Avenue heading toward
Longport. After Washington Avenue the streets are named for Presidents.
A little bit of History
Margate City has a long and rich history. Originally known as
South Atlantic City, in 1869 the State Legislature paved the way
for Margate to be chartered as a municipality.
The extension of a railroad line through the City and the building
of a restaurant-hotel in 1881 in the shape of an elephant named
"Lucy" began to shape the growth of Margate. To learn
more about the history of the City of Margate, contact the Margate
Historical Society at 609.823.6546, or read about our history
on the Margate Library web page: