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Northfield City

Atlantic County, New Jersey

Northfield City Hall is located at 1600 Shore Road, Northfield, New Jersey 08225
Phone: 609-641-2832

1600 Shore Road Northfield, New Jersey 08225 Phone 609-641-2832 ext 125 1000058308

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The City of Northfield [†] is located in the eastern portion of Atlantic County consisting of 3.45 square miles in area. It is bounded to the south by the City of Linwood, to the north by the City of Pleasantville, and to the east and west by the Township of Egg Harbor.

Northfield brands itself as Gateway to the Shore.

Originally referred to as Bakersfield in Egg Harbor Township, Northfield separated from Egg Harbor Township and became incorporated On March 21, 1905. The City originated mostly due to its attractive location connecting the mainland and the shore communities. The first houses and businesses were involved with Daniel Baker’s marine business. From the 1830s to the 1930s, two key industries in the development of the City were the bustling seaport and the brick yard. Evidence of these industries is still visible today. Many of the homes originally built by ship captains featuring a “widow’s walk” can be found throughout the city indicating its roots as a seaport. The Somers Brick Yard has been reclaimed and is now Birch Grove Park. The City of Northfield has since developed as a residential suburb community, not only because of its attractive location close to the shore and Atlantic City, but also because the transportation network servicing the community. The roadways and railway system of the past have connected the City with local and regional centers providing a desirable location for residents.

Northfield Master Plan Re-Examined, 2008, www.cityofnorthfield.org, accessed December, 2019.

Nearby Towns: Egg Harbor Twp • Linwood City • Pleasantville City • Ventnor City •