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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

31 RICHARDS RD
$575,000 
31 RICHARDS RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
4,360 sqft
Courtesy of Sharon Denney-Wristbridge, BHHS Fox & Roach-Medford
40 E FINLEY RD
$564,900 
40 E FINLEY RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of W. Scott Sheppard, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
159 BEEBE RUN RD
$499,000 
159 BEEBE RUN RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 3/2 Baths
4,800 sqft
Courtesy of Ronald Bruce, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill-South
26 JOHNS WAY
$294,900 
26 JOHNS WAY
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,624 sqft
Courtesy of Roscoe Weygand, BHHS Fox & Roach-Washington-Gloucester
277 OLD DEERFIELD PIKE
$265,000 
277 OLD DEERFIELD PIKE
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,620 sqft
Courtesy of Denise Lorenzo, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
91 CASPER RD
$239,900 
91 CASPER RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,825 sqft
Courtesy of Joan Frolio, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
847 E COMMERCE ST
$199,900 
847 E COMMERCE ST
BRIDGETON, NJ

20,321 sqft
Courtesy of Karen Millul, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
2 CAROL LN
$185,000 
2 CAROL LN
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,066 sqft
Courtesy of Laura Schweitzer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
991 VINELAND AVE
$149,900 Price reduced from $154,900 (-$5,000)
991 VINELAND AVE
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of Rick Gullo, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
557 IRVING AVE
$139,000 
557 IRVING AVE
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,152 sqft
Courtesy of Laura Schweitzer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
36 SEELEY RD
$130,000 
36 SEELEY RD
BRIDGETON, NJ

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,860 sqft
Courtesy of Christine Latham, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
39 MARLYN ST
$90,000 
39 MARLYN ST
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,044 sqft
Courtesy of Gail Gioielli, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill-South
351 CLARKS POND RD
Courtesy of Laura Schweitzer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
274 FAIRTON MILLVILLE RD
Courtesy of Carlos Ferrer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
L:32.02 CLARKS POND RD
Courtesy of Laura Schweitzer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
1515 3RD AVE
$29,900 
1515 3RD AVE
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
960 sqft
Courtesy of Laura Schweitzer, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill North
105 MANHEIM AVE #6
Courtesy of Sidney Benstead, BHHS Fox & Roach-Marlton
694 N PEARL ST #4
Courtesy of Susanna Philippoussis, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
694 N PEARL ST #2
Courtesy of Susanna Philippoussis, BHHS Fox & Roach-Vineland
359 S PINE ST
$1,350 
359 S PINE ST
BRIDGETON, NJ

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,144 sqft
Courtesy of Nancy Casey, BHHS Fox & Roach-Mullica Hill-South

Bridgeton, NJ Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 36 $94,756 $72,500

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 REGIONAL DISTR 7-12, 9-12 08302 1
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP K-6, K-8 08302 No Rating
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP K-6, K-8 08302 2
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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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