Overview of Cliffwood
Cliffwood, a census-designated place in northern New Jersey, is located in Aberdeen Township and Monmouth County. Its convenient location between Raritan Bay and the Garden State Parkway has attracted more than 2,500 residents to the area. It offers a laid-back, vacation-like feel, while also offering residents close proximity to Manhattan.
Cliffwood apartments for rent are ideal for individuals and families who want access to all of the amenities of the New York City metropolitan area, but also enjoy a small-town atmosphere.
Living in Cliffwood, NJ
The area was first occupied by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Many of these first residents, however, were forced out of their homes and moved westward as more Europeans arrived in the area in the late 17th century. The earliest known European settlement was a colony of New Netherland immigrants in the south side of Raritan Bay. The neighboring Cliffwood Beach was a popular resort destination until Hurricane Donna destroyed the local boardwalk in 1960.
Now, the area's commerce is a mix of light industry and retail trade. Cliffwood encompasses part of Aberdeen Township's 5.4 square miles, and is situated approximately 40 miles from Manhattan. Residents living in Cliffwood rentals are served by the Cliffwood Volunteer Fire Co. and the South Aberdeen Emergency Medical Service.
Cliffwood Attractions and Special Events
The area has numerous activities for Cliffwood residents and visitors alike. Residents who enjoy the outdoors use the nine-mile Henry Hudson Trail that extends east from Aberdeen Township to the Atlantic Highlands. They can also take part in many water sports thanks to its seashore location. The area is rich with local vineyards, racetracks, and theme parks, giving locals the ability to taste delicious vino and enjoy family friendly days out.
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