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Ducktown Housing Revitalization

   The following blog post features the great AC Estates in Ducktown.

Ducktown Revitalization is in Fast Forward


Live, work & invest in Atlantic City. Atlantic City has always been a City of neighborhoods.  In the early 1800’s a group of Italians settled between Missouri & Texas Avenues, from the Beach to the Bay, in a neighborhood that became known as “Ducktown”. My great grandparents were among these settlers and brought with them my grandfather as an infant. He grew up to be Mayor Anthony Ruffu, the mayor when the anchor of of [sic] Ducktown opened, Convention Hall, a state of the art center with the famous dome roof.

Atlantic City has gone through several growth spurts since the gaming referendum was passed and the first casino opened in 1978.  Our residential neighborhoods are also going through these growth periods block by block.  The first residential redevelopment project started on New Hampshire Avenue an it was called “The Cove”.  This was the start of the residential redevelopment in the Northeast Inlet. Redevelopment has continued to move south throughout the City.

Now you have an opportunity to get in on the bottom floor of a new project, AC Estates, in Ducktown. This project is a joint venture between the third generation owner of Formica Brothers Bakery, Frank Fprmica [sic] and South Philly builder Frank Alberti. The development consists of 12 condo’s and 12 townhomes.  Each unit has it’s own garage and off street parking space.  Location, Location, Location! Located between Florida & Georgia, Arctic & Fairmount, it is within walking distance to the best restaurants in the City, Angelo’s , Angeloni’s, Doc’s Oyster House and the famous White House Sub Shop, all of who serve the Famous Fprmica [sic] Brothers Bakery Bread. Also within walking distance are the shopping area of The Walk and The Pier.  Minutes form the expressway, casinos and boardwalk make this a premier neighborhood to live in.

The units are 2 bedroom condo’s staring at $249,900 and 3 bedroom townhomes starting at $299,000. The townhomes include a gaas [sic] fireplace and the fireplace is available as an upgrade in the condo units.  All units have tile flooring in the kitchen and bath and Berber Carpet in livingroom and bedrooms. Several flooring and tile upgrades are available.

The Atlantic County Improvement Authority has a down payment assistance program that will provide uo to 10% toward the down payment and $5,000 toward closing costs.  Atlantic City also has a down payment assistance program for home buyers who work and live in Atlantic City.

Purchase one of these beautiful units and become part of the catalyst of the redevelopment of the Italian heritage neighborhood of Ducktown, home of St Michael’s Church and the magnificent Dante Hall, the center of the Performing Arts District of Atlantic City.

Please contact me directly at 609-457-7397 for more information on the AC Estates.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


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