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Bridgeton, NJ Real Estate

Bridgeton is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States, in the south part of the state, on the Cohansey River, near Delaware Bay. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 22,771. It is the county seat of Cumberland County. Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland are the three principal cities of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area. It encompasses those cities and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes.

Similar to other areas near rivers and the bay, this area was inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous peoples. At the time of European contact, Lenni-Lenape Native Americans lived in the area, following a seasonal pattern of cultivation and hunting and fishing.

The first European settlement in what is now Bridgeton was made by 1686 when Richard Hancock established a sawmill here. Settlers established a pioneer iron-works in 1814. Bridgeton was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1865, from portions of Deerfield Township. Bridgeton city was incorporated on March 1, 1865, replacing both Bridgeton Township and Cohansey Township. After the American Civil War, Bridgeton became the most prosperous town in the state due to rapid industrialization. Bridgeton was home to glass factories, sewing factories, metal and machine works etc.

Bridgeton has the largest historic district of any incorporated town in New Jersey; it is dominated by large Victorian houses and a downtown area constructed in the 1920s. Bridgeton straddles the tidal Cohansey River and is located near the center of the Delaware Bay lowlands.

It is home to the Cohanzick Zoo and numerous large municipal parks. Bridgeton Park encompasses about 1,500 acres along with the Cohanzick Zoo, which is free to the public.

Although the city suffered an economic downturn in the 1980s, immigration from southern Mexico and elsewhere has recently led to a revitalization. A significant minority of Bridgeton residents speak Zapoteco. Immigrants work primarily in agricultural processing occupations near the city, which are among some of the most productive in New Jersey. The downtown has been made more lively by Mexican-American places of business, as well as other businesses, such as a coffee shop/arts venue, a vintage clothing boutique, an arts gallery, and so on.

The state-recognized Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey maintain a cultural center here.

South Woods State Prison, opened near Bridgeton in 1997, is the largest state prison in New Jersey and provides a range of employment.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Bridgeton, NJ

11 Buckhorn Road
$339,900 
11 Buckhorn Road
BRIDGETON, NJ

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed 6/29/2017
Courtesy of Rick Gullo, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
668 Shiloh Pike
$300,000 
668 Shiloh Pike
Hopewell, NJ

Listed 6/1/2017
Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mullica Hill
668 SHILOH PIKE
Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill
14 SHADOW BROOKE DR
$227,900 
14 SHADOW BROOKE DR
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,568 sqft
Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill
247 CORNWELL DR
$189,000 Price reduced from $199,000 (-$10,000)
247 CORNWELL DR
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,088 sqft
Courtesy of Robin Lundquist, BHHS Fox & Roach-Haddonfield
6 Horton Ave
$189,000 
6 Horton Ave
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,320 sqft
Listed 4/24/2017
Courtesy of Jolene Gentile, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
6 HORTON AVE
$189,000 
6 HORTON AVE
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Jolene Gentile, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
562 Elm Street
$139,900 
562 Elm Street
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Listed 4/3/2017
Courtesy of Colithea Faucett, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mt Laurel
22 Northwest Dr
$125,000 
22 Northwest Dr
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Listed 8/28/2017
Courtesy of Susanna Philippoussis, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
22 NORTHWEST DR
$125,000 
22 NORTHWEST DR
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,600 sqft
Courtesy of Susanna Philippoussis, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
37 Nixon Ave
$114,900 
37 Nixon Ave
Bridgeton, NJ

1,328 sqft
Listed 9/18/2017
Courtesy of Karen Millul, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
37 NIXON AVE
$114,900 
37 NIXON AVE
BRIDGETON, NJ

1,328 sqft
Courtesy of Karen Millul, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
222 FAIRTON MILLVILLE RD
$80,000 
222 FAIRTON MILLVILLE RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,144 sqft
Courtesy of Frank Lostracco, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill
107 Oak Street
$75,000 
107 Oak Street
Bridgeton, NJ

Listed 5/16/2017
Courtesy of Maryam Nassiri, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
107 OAK ST
$75,000 
107 OAK ST
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,559 sqft
Courtesy of Maryam Nassiri, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
 Shoemaker Ln
$60,000 Price reduced from $80,000 (-$20,000)
Shoemaker Ln
Bridgeton, NJ

Listed 7/7/2017
Courtesy of Donald Sullivan, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
335 Spruce
$59,900 
335 Spruce
Bridgeton, NJ

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,300 sqft
Listed 5/8/2017
Courtesy of W Scott Sheppard, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
5 HENRY DR
Courtesy of Joanna Papadaniil, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill
113 Lexington Dr
$15,000 
113 Lexington Dr
Bridgeton, NJ

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed 4/11/2017
Courtesy of Beth Sedeyn, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
113 LEXINGTON
$15,000 
113 LEXINGTON
BRIDGETON, NJ

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Margaret Venturi, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland

Bridgeton, NJ Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
APR-JUN 2017 57 $138,777 $137,000

Bridgeton, NJ School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
BRIDGETON K-12 08302 1
BRIDGETON PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL (DISTRICT) K-6, K-8 08302 No Rating
CUMBERLAND COUNTY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER (DISTRICT) 7-12, 9-12 08360 No Rating
CUMBERLAND REGIONAL DISTR 7-12, 9-12 08302 2
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP K-6, K-8 08302 1
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Bridgeton, NJ School Rankings (FAQ)

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BRIDGETON 1 out of 5
NEW JERSEY 2 out of 5

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Bridgeton, NJ Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 24,921
Households: 6,164
Median Age: 32

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