True to Atlantic City's cultural landscape, the AtlantiCare hospital campus here is adjacent to a casino. But, local residents will be glad the hospital is here. This full-service medical facility includes the only neonatal intensive care unit in Atlantic City, an asset for local families who are looking to expand. Additionally, local residents can seek treatment for cancer at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Atlantic City campus. The hospital also has a Level II trauma center, one of less than 10 hospitals in New Jersey with such a distinction. This hospital makes it possible for locals to get a wide range of care close to home.
Higher Education in A
Another aspect of Atlantic City's non-tourist infrastructure is the availability of higher education in the city. The local community college, Atlantic Cape Community College, offers residents the opportunity to take career-focused classes leading to degrees and certificates. The college also offers some academic programs designed to help students transfer to four-year institutions. One such four-year institution in the Atlantic City area is Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, a public school with a main campus in a neighboring Atlantic County town. Though the school's main campus is not in Atlantic City proper, its library and performing arts center are here.
The Historic Absecon
The popularity of tourist attractions along the coast in Atlantic City means that some locals do not actually spend a lot of time in that part of town. But the Atlantic City coast is not just casinos and touristy boardwalks; there is also evidence of the city's rich history right on the coast in the form of the Absecon Light, a 171-foot lighthouse that was originally built in the 1850s. Though it is no longer used for navigation, the Absecon Light, which is one of the five largest lighthouses in the U.S., is still lit every night as a reminder of Atlantic City's maritime past.