Bordentown, NJ, located in Burlington County, features a quaint, historical city surrounded by the suburbs of the township. It’s a history buffs dream and has also become a Central Jersey dining destination. With ample parks, the Delaware River, community activities and historical sites, Bordentown truly has something for everyone.
Bordentown Township, NJ is a little over nine square miles. There are variety of neighborhoods, each with a distinct feel. It offers a nice mix of rural areas, suburbs and businesses. Real estate in Bordentown Township includes single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, condominiums, retirement communities, new construction and even farms.
Residents can enjoy parks such as Northern Community Park, Joseph Lawrence Recreational Facility, Charles Bossert Park and Terry field. The Senior Community Center offers programs, resources and activities for senior citizens. There are organized sports leagues for kids including soccer, basketball and baseball, as well as various recreational activities.
Both U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 run through the township. The roads are dotted with restaurants, such as the famous Mastoris Diner, and retail stores for convenient shopping and dining.
At slightly less than one square mile in size, Bordentown City is a small, charming community along the Delaware River. Some of the properties are on the State and National Historic Register and are designed in a variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Federal and Colonial. The Bordentown Historical Society has worked to preserve the town’s history.
There is a designated downtown district, complete with antique stores, bookstores, boutiques, offices, art galleries and top-notch restaurants. Where else can you delve into Revolutionary War history with a walking tour, followed by dinner at a restaurant featured in The New York Times?
There is a sense of community and a number of associations sponsor activities including the annual Street Fair, the Cranberry Festival, the Holiday House Tour, the Halloween Parade and more. Youth sports leagues, a martial arts studio, Bordentown Beach, parks and hiking trails ensure those with active lifestyles and outdoorsy types stay busy.
Thomas Farnsworth was the first European settler in the town in 1682, hence the name of one of the main streets, Farnsworth Avenue. In 1717, Joseph Borden bought up a large portion of the land and changed the city’s name to Borden Towne.
Bordentown, New Jersey became an important crossroads during the Revolutionary War and the city was teeming with patriots. Notable residents include Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Patience Lovell Wright, the first American sculptress and possible Revolutionary War spy and Colonel Oakey Hoagland, among others. Thomas Paine spent a significant amount of time in Bordentown as well.
In 1816, Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain and Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, arrived in Bordentown and built a home named Point Breeze. He entertained an assortment of historical figures including Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams. Clara Barton is another well known resident who started the first free public school in New Jersey and founded the American Red Cross.
Many of the homes of these historical figures have been preserved and are still standing, as well as the Clara Barton School and the Friends Meeting House.
Geography and Transportation:
Bordentown, New Jersey is located in Burlington County. The Central New Jersey town is bordered by Chesterfield Township, Fieldsboro, Florence Township, Mansfield Township and Hamilton Township, as well as Falls Township on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. The Crosswicks Creek and Delaware River juncture run along Bordentown City on its western side.
New Jersey Transit River Line light rail service is available at the Bordentown station at Park Street, within walking distance of the center of Bordentown City. Situated between the Trenton Rail Station and the Walter Rand Transportation in Camden, the light rail stop ensures a convenient way to get around with easy access to both Philadelphia and New York City.
In addition, U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 intersect in Bordentown. Exit 7 on the New Jersey Turnpike leads to the town, as well as Exit 56 and Exit 57 on I-295. There is New Jersey Transit bus service between Trenton and Philadelphia via the 409 route.
The Bordentown Regional School District serves public school students kindergarten through 12th grade and includes students from Bordentown Township, Bordentown City and Fieldsboro. The New Hanover Township School District also sends some of it students to Bordentown Regional High School on a tuition basis. The schools in the district are Peter Muschal Elementary School (Bordentown Township students grades K-3), Clara Barton Elementary School (Bordentown City students grades K-3), MacFarland Intermediate School (grades 4-5), Bordentown Regional Middle School (grades 6-8) and Bordentown Regional High School (grades 9-12).
Bordentown is a multicultural, diverse town. As of the 2010 United States Census Bordentown City breaks down as follows:
- The population is 3,924 people.
- There are 1,859 households and approximately 922 families.
- 21.3% of the households have children under 18-years-old, 32.4% are married couples, 50.4% are non-families, 41.3% are comprised of individuals and 14% are individuals 65 or older living alone. The median age of the population is 40.3-years-old.
- The average household size is 2.10 people and the average family size is 2.91.
- The median household income is $66,557 and the median family income is $90,165.
As of the 2010 United States Census, Bordentown Township breaks down as follows:
- The population is 11,367 people.
- There are 4,173 households and 3,096 families.
- 36.6% of the households have children under 18-years-old, 58.1% are married couples, 25.8% are non-families, 20.9% are made up of individuals and 6.1% are people 65-years-old or older living alone. The median age of the population is 38.1-years-old.
- The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.13.
- The median household income is $80,860 and the median family income is $97,346.
Bordentown is an ideal place for families, senior citizens and even young professionals, as it’s location makes for easy commuting. Whether you’re interested in Bordentown City or Bordentown Township, contact Smires & Associates today to check out Bordentown, NJ real estate.