Located just a half hour from New York City, Springfield, N.J., is close enough to the metropolis for commuting purposes and just far enough to provide people with a quiet and safe setting to raise their children. As of the 2010 Census, the 15,479 residents of the New Jersey township enjoy a suburban lifestyle, some of the best schools in the state and easy access to one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
Named one of the best places to live in the state, the township is a combination of a quiet rural setting and an active economy that is driven by the businesses in nearby Manhattan. People looking for Springfield apartments for rent will be amazed at how rapidly the small town is transitioning into a haven for commuters.
Like many other areas of New Jersey, the township was once a battleground and an important stage for some of the Revolutionary War's most significant conflicts. General George Washington turned back British forces at the site and this led to one of the turning points of the conflict at nearby Morristown.
Though much of the town was burned by the British as they retreated back toward the sea, the area was built up in with an eye to agriculture in the following years. It wasn't until the 20th century that it became more than a farmland, when development occurred and a number of buildings were added to the downtown area.
The small-town feeling is still present in the township, and people looking for Springfield apartments will enjoy the many amenities provided by the local government, including world-class golf courses and the smallest state park in New Jersey.
With New York City just a 30-minute drive from Springfield, those looking to move into the township will be afforded a number of job opportunities in the metropolis. Whether they want to take a train or make the drive into the city, commuters will not have to commute as far as many other suburbanites who make the daily trek to one of the world's largest metropolitan areas.
While the parents are at work they can rest easy knowing that their children will be attending some of the finest schools in the state, and that says a lot given that New Jersey is one of the best centers for education in the country.
The township's proximity to the Big Apple has led to its cost of living being quite high when compared to areas that are further from the city. As of 2010, the median gross rent for Springfield was $1,402 a month, but this number can vary based on location, size and numerous other factors.
Those who want to enjoy a quiet suburban night out will enjoy the town center of Springfield, and residents who want a more exciting time can take the short commute to New York City for the plentiful attractions located in the metropolis.
With the Baltusrol Golf Club ranked as one of the best classic courses in the country by Golfweek Magazine, the township provides residents with a chance to play the links prior to the PGA stars - it has and will host the PGA Championship and U.S. Open.
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