Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

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Wildwood Crest is a borough in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,980.

The area of the borough was first developed by Philip B. Baker in the 1900s as a southern addition to the resort of Wildwood, with the first houses going up in 1906.

Wildwood Crest was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1910, from portions of Lower Township.[6]

It was ranked the second best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.[7]



Wildwood Crest is located at 38°58′21″N 74°50′18″W / 38.972464°N 74.838365°W / 38.972464; -74.838365 (38.972464, -74.838365).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (3.0 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (11.45%) is water.

Wildwood Crest borders Diamond Beach in Lower Township, the City of Wildwood, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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