Building a new home in Long Beach Island can be one of the best real estate investments you will ever make in your lifetime. Consisting of 18 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, LBI has become one of the most coveted areas to live in all of New Jersey. Up until the 1960s, LBI had a reputation of being an offbeat destination for the working class. At the time, the properties on LBI were mostly bungalow style houses and Cape Cods. For the last 50 years as the need for vacation homes has grown tremendously, the face of LBI has changed completely. LBI has become an upscale location with more and more outdated properties being replaced by larger, modern homes. The amenities have changed as well in LBI. In years past, a significant number of new businesses have opened their doors—including day spas, five-star seafood restaurants, boutiques, and wine bars.