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Overview of Washington

The borough of Washington is located in northwest New Jersey, approximately 42 miles west of Newark and 22 miles northeast of Bethlehem, Penn. It is situated in Warren County and has a population of more than 6,400, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Washington apartments for rent offer attractive living options and can easily be found across the borough's 1.94 square miles of land.

Residents enjoy prime rural living with access to numerous major roads, including Routes 31 and 57. Lehigh Valley International Airport is the closest major airport, which can be found roughly 28 miles west in Pennsylvania.

Living in Washington, NJ

According to City Town Info, the borough of Washington separated from neighboring Washington Township in 1868. Following the separation, numerous transportation routes were brought into the area, including the Morris & Essex Railroad and the Morris Canal. The transportation routes brought significant population growth with it and Washington emerged as a center for farmers from surrounding districts.

Today, Washington borough prides itself on offering residents a variety of services and amenities. City-Data information indicates that as of March 2012, the cost of living in Washington was assigned a value of 113 points, which is 13 percent higher than the national average of 100 points. This rural town is known as an excellent area to raise a family, and U.S. Census data indicates that roughly 23.9 percent of Washington's population is younger than 18.

Washington Attractions and Special Events

Visitors and residents living in Washington apartments have a wide variety of area attractions to take advantage of, including the Hackettstown Historical Museum, Stroud Mansion and Old Stone House Village. Another popular cultural attraction is the Red Mill Museum Village, which is a former mill and includes a general store, schoolhouse and working blacksmith shop fit to explore.

For outdoor recreation, Hacklebarney State Park and Leonard Buck Garden offer scenic landscapes and beautiful natural settings.

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