The History of West Atlantic City, NJ

The slip and fall attorneys in West Atlantic City, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, would like to share the following article on the neighborhood's history.

West Atlantic City

This coastal neighborhood lies along Lake Bay in Atlantic County, New Jersey. It helps to form the city of Pleasantville that has a population of 20,249 as of 2010. The Atlantic City Expressway runs through the town along with Black Horse Pike, or Route 40. 


The Quakers were among the earliest European settlers in the area. They lived along the waterways, similar to the original dweller, the Lenni-Lenape Native American Indians. The Absegami tribe, also known as the people near the ocean, resided along the bays throughout the county. 

In 1889 the area split from the Egg Harbor Township, forming the borough of Pleasantville. In 1914, it was incorporated into a city. Other communities that help to form the community include the following:

  • Mount Pleasant 
  • Risleyville
  • Smiths Landing


The area is home to hotels and inns along the coast of Lakes Bay. Some of these include:

  • Holiday Inn Express Atlantic City
  • Ramada Inn
  • Bay Drive Motel
  • Oh St Joseph Resort Hotel
  • Destiny Inn

The Prism Career Institute is just north of the Lake Bay Preserve on East Black Horse Pike. The institute offers many nursing and medical programs like the following:

  • medical assistant
  • practicing nursing 


The area is home to as many as 31.5% foreign-born residents. English is the primary language of 46.9%, and 2.1% speak Korean. Some other languages spoken in the community include the following:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Vietnamese 

The ancestral makeup of the townspeople is the following:

  • 15.2% Puerto Rican
  • 13.2% Dominican
  • 8.3% Asian
  • 6.2% South American
  • 6.0% Mexican

The average household income was approximately $39,560 in 2010. This was an increase from $36,913 in 2000. The occupational breakdown of the working residents is the following:

  • 42.4% sales and service occupations
  • 21.7% manufacturing and laborer jobs
  • 20.6% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 15.3% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles

To learn more about the neighboring communities: Digging Into the History of Northfield, NJ

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