Columbus, NJ is a community in Mansfield Township. It’s surrounded by rolling countryside, however, Route 206 passes through Columbus allowing for easy access to services and amenities. Columbus Farmers Market, the oldest and largest flea market in the Delaware Valley, attracts visitors and allows residents to take advantage of shopping for everything from fresh produce to antiques. With single family homes and new developments, including a senior citizens community, Columbus, NJ features real estate for all ages at a variety of price points.
Columbus is part of Mansfield Township, NJ in Burlington County. Other unincorporated communities in the Central Jersey Township include Georgetown, Hedding, Kinkora, Sharp and Mansfield Square. Farmland preservation has ensured that a portion of the area is used for agriculture and there is plenty of open space.
Columbus, named after Christopher Columbus, serves as the hub of Mansfield Township and is home to the town hall, several small businesses and the Columbus Farmers Market. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy more than 65 retail stores in the indoor market. Produce Row offers fresh fruits and vegetables, while the popular Amish Market is a place to pick up authentic Amish foods and bakery items. Shoppers can browse antiques, clothing, furniture, housewares and more at the outdoor flea market.
Mansfield Township Community Park, in the heart of Columbus, features 40-acres and includes a playground, athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts and even an area for shuffleboard. Smaller parks in the Township, including Hedding Park, Veteran’s Park and Town Hall Field also provide recreational opportunities. Kids and teens partake in youth athletic programs, including softball and baseball.
Geography and Transportation:
The Burlington County, NJ community of Mansfield Township is approximately 22 square miles and is bordered by the Delaware River, Bordentown, Chesterfield, Florence and Springfield. Columbus is an approximately 40-minute drive to Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.
The New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, Routes 130, 206 and 68, as well as Country Route 543 pass through Mansfield Township, NJ allowing Columbus residents to easily reach surrounding towns and cities. NJ Transit offers bus service on the 409 route. The New Jersey Transit River Line light rail has stations nearby.
Public school students in Columbus, NJ attend John Hydock Elementary School (grades k-2) and Mansfield Township Elementary School (pre-k and grades 3-6), which are both part of the Mansfield Township School District. Students in grades seven through 12, attend Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School and Northern Burlington County Regional High School in the Northern Burlington County Regional School District. Both schools are located in Columbus.
As of the 2010 United States Census, Mansfield Township, NJ, where Columbus is located, breaks down as follows:
- The population is 8,544 people.
- There are 3,401 households and 2,542 families.
- 25.6% of the households have children under 18-years-old, 63.5% are married couples, 27.9% are non-families, 24.8% are comprised of individuals and 16.8% are people aged 65 and older living alone. The median age is 48.9 years.
- The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.01.
- The median household income is $74,671 and the median family income is $97,774.
Columbus, NJ real estate includes a variety of housing options, ranging from single-family homes to senior citizen communities. It has a small town, rural feel and a convenient location. Ready to sell or buy a home in Columbus, NJ? Contact Smires & Associates today and we’ll make it happen.