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Overview of Bordentown

Bordentown is located on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania where the Delaware River separates the two. With only about 400 residents who live and work in Bordentown, the city of 3,924 is largely a bedroom community – albeit a beautifully preserved historic enclave - of nearby Trenton, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA, which is only 25 miles away. People looking for housing here have a large choice of apartments in Bordentown as about half of the residences are renter-occupied.

Living in Bordentown, NJ

Settled in the late 1600s, Bordentown became the hub of a transportation system that linked Philadelphia and New York by resident Joseph Borden, the city's namesake, by the mid-1700s. It was a hotbed of patriotic fervor during colonial times and the Revolutionary War. Many early patriots, included Thomas Paine, lived in or near Bordentown. Today, the city's 19th century-style downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places.

An interesting sidelight to Bordentown history is the residence of Joseph Bonaparte, exiled king of Naples and Spain and brother to Napoleon I of France. He lived there for nearly two decades in the early 1800s, and often entertained dignitaries in his mansion on the river bluff.

Bordentown, Work and Study

Bordentown is within 15 miles of several colleges and community colleges, including Princeton University, Rider University and the College of New Jersey. It also is home to an Empire School, part of a national chain of hair styling schools.

Among Bordentown apartments and homes, nearly half are considered "family households," and there are many community and school activities for children and adults. The Bordentown Regional School District serves children from the city as well as surrounding communities in Burlington County, including the adjacent Bordentown Township, which is a separate suburban tract with 16,000 residents.

The downtown area is the location of many professional and family services, including banks, law offices, photography studios, medical services and repair shops. Professional services and retail are the leading category of businesses in Bordentown, followed by a smaller number of warehousing and light manufacturing companies.

For nearly 70 years, the Ocean Spray Cranberries juice manufacturing plant in Bordentown has been the largest employer of about 250 people. The company has announced it will close the plant in 2013 and move to a newer facility in Pennsylvania.

Rentals in Bordentown, NJ, and Cost of Living

Of the housing units in Bordentown, about 44 percent are renter-occupied in a range of houses, apartment houses and condominiums. For Bordentown apartments, the median gross rent is $1,040 and the median monthly housing costs are $1,299. The cost of living index for Bordentown is 116, which means it has a higher cost of living than the national average.

Bordentown Attractions and Special Events

With the nickname, "A Little City with a Lot of Charm," visitors and residents alike can spend a day strolling down Farnsworth Avenue in downtown Bordentown, visiting collectibles shops and viewing artwork by resident artists and craftsmen. The downtown district is also home to a bustling restaurant scene, from upscale dining to casual cafes.

The city has three annual street fairs - the Iris Fest and a Street Fair in May and the Cranberry Festival in October. Also in fall, the Halloween Ghost Walk provides a glimpse of Bordentown’s haunted historical homes. There is also an annual Little League parade and a St. Patrick's Day 5K run.

The Open Arts Stage performance center bills itself as "an intimate performance space with global reach." The center has a cabaret-style theater, rehearsal space for performing artists and a series of classes and workshops.

For shopping beyond the specialty stores on Farnsworth Avenue, the nearest major shopping center in Hamilton Plaza near Robbinsville, N.J.

To find a Bordentown, NJ, apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Riverwood Commons, LLC - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Bordentown, NJ 08505

$1140 - $1420

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Rivergate - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Bordentown, NJ 08505

$1325 - $1800

1-2 Beds 1-3 Baths

Park Apartments - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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(11)

Bordentown, NJ 08505

$1360 - $1525

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bordentown, NJ

(11)

$1360 - $1525

154 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

SouthGate & Rydal - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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(13)

Bordentown, NJ 08505

$880 - $1245

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bordentown, NJ

(13)

$880 - $1245

316 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Pointe Breeze Apartments - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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(6)

Bordentown, NJ 08505

$1070 - $1350

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Laurel Run Village - Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Bordentown, NJ 08505

$1025 - $1300

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bordentown, NJ


$1025 - $1300

104 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Carlton Apartments - Ewing, NJ 08618
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Ewing, NJ 08618

$1150 - $1410

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Village of Pennbrook Apartments - Levittown, PA 19054
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(1560)

Levittown, PA 19054

$938 - $2251

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Levittown, PA (North Park)

(1560)

$938 - $2251

722 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Run East - Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

$1580 - $2225

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lawrenceville, NJ


$1580 - $2225

206 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Racquet Club Apartments & Townhomes - Levittown, PA 19056
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Levittown, PA 19056

$960 - $2245

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Levittown, PA (Upper Orchard)

(72)

$960 - $2245

446 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Eastampton Gardens - Eastampton, NJ 08060
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(20)

Eastampton, NJ 08060

$905 - $1530

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Royal Crest - Hamilton, NJ 08690
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(7)

Hamilton, NJ 08690

$1035 - $1485

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hamilton, NJ

(7)

$1035 - $1485

272 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stonefield At Yardley - Yardley, PA 19067
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Yardley, PA 19067

$1475 - $1934

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor At Harper's Crossing - Langhorne, PA 19047
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Langhorne, PA 19047

$1275 - $3530

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Orchard Square - Langhorne, PA 19047
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(3)

Langhorne, PA 19047

$1040 - $1190

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Langhorne, PA

(3)

$1040 - $1190

84 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Yardley Crossing - Yardley, PA 19067
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Yardley, PA 19067

$1399 - $1849

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Yardley, PA

(7)

$1399 - $1849

196 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Kuser Village - Hamilton, NJ 08619
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(15)

Hamilton, NJ 08619

$1180 - $1530

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hamilton, NJ

(15)

$1180 - $1530

336 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Chesterfield Apartments - Levittown, PA 19056
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(4)

Levittown, PA 19056

$829 - $1220

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Levittown, PA (Snowball Gate)

(4)

$829 - $1220

247 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Heritage Court - Ewing, NJ 08628
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(13)

Ewing, NJ 08628

$1285 - $1575

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ewing, NJ

(13)

$1285 - $1575

272 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lalor Gardens, LLC - Hamilton, NJ 08610
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(5)

Hamilton, NJ 08610

$925 - $1180

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Hamilton, NJ (Franklin Park)

(5)

$925 - $1180

206 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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