The borough of New Milford is located in northeast New Jersey, approximately six miles west of Yonkers and 13 miles north of New York City. It is in Bergen County and considered part of the Bergen-Passaic metropolitan area. Its population continues to grow, and according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, its estimated population in 2011 was more than 16,440. Those looking for New Milford apartments for rent will be delighted to find many options across the land area of 2.27 square miles.
New Milford's prime location affords its residents easy access to nearby major cities and towns. Major roads within reach include Interstates 80 and 95, and Routes 444, 17 and 4. Newark International Airport is less than 25 miles away by car, providing convenient air travel to the community.
Originally part of the Palisades Township, New Milford was officially incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, when Palisades was dissolved. The town is named after another town in Pennsylvania: Milford.
Today, New Milford has grown substantially from its early days when there were only about 800 residents. According to CNNMoney, the median family income is $92,163. The borough is known to be a bedroom community, with many residents traveling into New York City to work. New Milford is primarily residential and relatively family friendly, with roughly 21 percent of its population younger than 18.
Residents living in New Milford apartments can take advantage of the community's sterling recreation programs, which offer numerous opportunities for adults and children to engage in various sports programs, such as soccer, basketball, softball and wrestling.
Visitors and residents also have a number of historic sites to enjoy, including the Edison National Historic Site, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, American Labor Museum and New Jersey Historical Society Museum. Families particularly enjoy paying a visit to the Bergen County Zoological Park. In addition, a local favorite spot to enjoy the outdoors is the French brook that lines the west side of town. Many groups of friends and families can often be found picnicking and enjoying one another's company there.
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