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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

91 Fox Road
$749,900 
91 Fox Road
BRIDGETON, NJ

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Listed --
Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY-WASHINGTON TWP
186 E Commerce Street
Courtesy of ROARKE AGENCY, LLC
12 Locust Hill Ct Ct
$349,900 
12 Locust Hill Ct Ct
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 2/2 Baths
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Courtesy of Pamela Kotter, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mullica Hill South
0 Landis Ave
$290,000 
0 Landis Ave
BRIDGETON, NJ

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Courtesy of S KELLY REAL ESTATE LLC
668 Shiloh Pike
Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mullica Hill South
31 Franklin Dr
$239,900 
31 Franklin Dr
Bridgeton, NJ

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
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Courtesy of Diane Kolman, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Northfield
35 Cedar Ln
$235,900 
35 Cedar Ln
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
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Courtesy of Denise Lorenzo, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mullica Hill North
545 N Pearl Street
Courtesy of WEICHERT REALTORS - MULLICA HILL
60 Park Dr
$219,900 
60 Park Dr
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed --
Courtesy of C A MCCANN and SONS INC
14 Shadow Brooke Dr
$215,000 
14 Shadow Brooke Dr
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
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Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Mullica Hill South
14 Horton Ave
$198,000 
14 Horton Ave
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
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Courtesy of ROARKE AGENCY, LLC
212 Bridgeton Fairton Road
$99,900 
212 Bridgeton Fairton Road
Bridgeton, NJ

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
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Courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER EXCEL REALTY
12 Hood Dr
$93,100 
12 Hood Dr
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed --
Courtesy of REALHOME SERVICES and SOLUTIONS, INC
16 Geisinger Ave
$89,900 
16 Geisinger Ave
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Listed --
Courtesy of ROARKE AGENCY, LLC
3 Abbey Rd
$64,900 
3 Abbey Rd
BRIDGETON, NJ

Listed --
Courtesy of S KELLY REAL ESTATE LLC
 Shoemaker Ln
$60,000  (Pending)
Shoemaker Ln
Bridgeton, NJ

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Courtesy of Donald Sullivan, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Vineland
250 Walnut St
$55,000 
250 Walnut St
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Listed --
Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY-WASHINGTON TWP
103 York Street
$49,000 
103 York Street
Bridgeton, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Listed --
Courtesy of WHEATON REAL ESTATE LLC
0 Westward Dr
$25,000 
0 Westward Dr
BRIDGETON, NJ

Listed --
Courtesy of ROARKE AGENCY, LLC
105 Manheim Ave
Courtesy of Sidney Benstead, BHHS FOX and ROACH-Marlton

Bridgeton, NJ Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 94 $135,182 $125,000

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

Bridgeton, NJ School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

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BRIDGETON
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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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