Billing itself as the “Gateway to the Shore,” Northfield is located just seven miles west of America’s Playground, Atlantic City, and offers a variety of attractions within its own boundaries. Incorporated in 1905, the city is home to about 8,700 year-round residents. In addition to Atlantic City, other nearby communities include Pleasantville, Ocean City and Linwood. Philadelphia is about 90-minutes away and New York City is about 2 ½ hours distant. The community’s strong economy and quality schools are two of many factors that contribute to its residents’ high quality of living and make it an outstanding place to raise a family. Just minutes from the beaches of the barrier islands on the Jersey Coast, popular activities include boating, swimming, parasailing and pier, surf and deep-sea fishing. Lakes Bay, Absecon Bay and a network of tidal creeks and waterways also offer a great place to boat, fish and explore via kayak.
Homes in Northfield reflect a variety of styles with prices beginning under $100K with an upper range of more than $1 million. New construction homes being built in Northfield typically begin in the $200s with a median home value in the low $200s. Many of the town’s homes are older homes in well-established neighborhoods with about two-thirds of them built prior to 1969. Many of these older homes have been renovated to include modern appointments while maintaining their historic charm.
For golfers, the Atlantic City Country Club located in Northfield offers a challenging and award winning course. Northfield is also home to an active nightlife with a number of entertainment venues offering acts that range from comedy to the blues. The city is also home to top restaurants and a variety of unique boutiques and shops as well as national retailers. Just a few miles to the east, Atlantic City offers an array of casinos with all manner of gaming and top national acts regularly appearing on their stages. Atlantic City offers plenty of family activities as well, including an array of water sports, miniature golf, cruises to watch dolphins, miniature golf, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, and the city’s famed boardwalk.