A Historical View of Ventnor City, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Ventnor City, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have provided the article below highlighting the community and its history.

Ventnor City

Ventnor City is situated in the southern region of Atlantic County in the state of New Jersey. The city takes up 2,252.8 acres, of which 44.52% or 1,004.8 acres are water. The oceanfront community lies on the Atlantic coast. On either side of the town are Margate City and Ducktown. The main roadways within the community are Ventnor Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Dorset Avenue, and Wellington Avenue. 


The city was named by Mrs. S. Bartram Richards, the wife of Camden and Atlantic Land Company's secretary-treasurer. She related the oceanfront to a seaside resort on the Isle of Wight. The community was named in 1889 and incorporated in 1903. 

The city took shape as an automobile suburb in the early 20th century. No longer reliant on trains for transportation, the town was connected by Black Horse Pike to the city. Upscale houses attracted passing travelers, and it quickly became a new resort on the shorefront. In 1896 the community included just a handful of cottages, but by 1914, every corner was showing signs of development. In 1910 there were an estimated 100 houses, and by 1917 there were 1,300. 


The  John Stafford Historic District is located between South Vassar Square and South Austin Avenue, just off Atlantic Avenue. The area was designed by a well-known architect, Frank Seeburger. The colonial revival houses can be seen as you travel the area today. Some of the first homeowners included:

  • the Josiah White family - owners of the Marlborough and Blenheim Hotels
  • A.C. Buzby - owned the Dennis Hotel

Within the community are many shops to visit during your stay; some of these include:

  • Red Room Cafe
  • Custard's Last Stand
  • Ventnor Coffee and The Sage Lady
  • Annette's Restaurant


The city's population was 10,650 in 2010, which included 4,592 households and 2,645 families. This was a decrease of 17.5% from 2000, following an increase of 17.3% from 1990 to 2000. The ethnic breakdown of the residents was the following:

  • 75.83% white
  • 4.25% African American
  • 18.05% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.47% Native American
  • 8.68% Asian
  • 0.05% Pacific Islander
  • 8.08% other races
  • 2.65% two or more races

The average income per household was $52,465, which was an increase from $42,478 in 2000. Some of the most commonly held occupations included:

  • 18.5% food service
  • 11.6% sales
  • 10.7% administrative
  • 7.9% construction
  • 7.7% management
  • 6.3% education

Continue reading about the greater area: Getting to Know Ventnor Heights, NJ

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Date Published: July 9, 2021
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