Abescon Real Estate, Abescon NJ 

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Absecon, a lovely city within Atlantic County, New Jersey is full of inspiring homes and calm neighborhoods. This peaceful town is named after a Native American tribe, “Absegami”, meaning little stream.  With its storied history, Absecon offers the perfect suburban home and lifestyle, while sitting on 7.2 square miles of coastal property. This township is in close contact with Atlantic County municipalities of Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township and Pleasantville.

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The city itself was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1872, from parts of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township.

Public Transportation: 

Stuck with no car? Do not worry about expensive car services as this attractive town has public transportation. Absecon’s stations are provided to the public by NJ Transit Atlantic City Line trains with service going both east and west. This line takes you anywhere from the 30th street station in Philadelphia and Atlantic City Rail terminal in Atlantic City.  In addition, NJ Transit provides bus service all throughout NJ to and from Atlantic City on routes 508, 554, and 559.



Roadways and Highways:

Highways and roads in Absecon include U.S. Route 9, 30, 157, and County Route 585. To drive even further you have the luxury of the Atlantic City Expressway and the Garden State Parkway which are accessible outside the city in bordering Egg Harbor and Galloway Townships.


Education and Schooling: 

 The Absecon Public School District invites students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. As of the 2017-18 school year, the district received a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Public schools in the district include H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School and Emma C. Attales Middle School.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Absecon attend Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, which creates an educational relationship between the two towns.  As of the 2017-18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 757 students and 77 classroom teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 9.8:1. 

If your child is deeply rooted in the dramatic performing arts, city public school students are also eligible to attend the Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point. For students on the engineering track, the Atlantic County Institute of Technology is located in Hamilton Township.

Holy Spirit High School is a Roman Catholic high school that operates under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Camden, which is located in Abescon.

Noteable People in Abescon: 

  • Francis J. Blee (born 1958), member of the General Assembly. Blee served on the Absecon City Council from 1991–1995. For part of his tenure from 1992-1993, he was Absecon's youngest ever Council President.
  • Joe Callahan (born 1993), NFL football quarterback who played for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Robert Irvine (born 1965), celebrity chef and TV personality.