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Living in Cumberland, NJ

Cumberland, New Jersey, is a small hamlet within the Maurice River Township, a collection of modest communities that are not officially incorporated towns but are still nestled in Cumberland County's section of the South Jersey coastline. Often left off maps, Cumberland and the other Maurice River Township communities exude a lovely, bucolic quality that attracts those who stumble upon their existence. Found near Estell Manor, Port Elizabeth, and Millville, this quaint hamlet is known for its classic rural charm.

Things to Do in Cumberland, NJ

As a quiet, calm, and mainly residential area in the coastal countryside, Cumberland, New Jersey, offers its residents a pleasingly slow pace of life; it is no surprise the Cumberland community is refreshingly close-knit. Since the community is located within an ecologically sensitive area, many of its best attractions are in fact found within the landscape itself, which gives way to abundant ecotourism and recreation opportunities. Adjacent to New Jersey's second-largest game reserve and close to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware River, Cumberland, NJ, enjoys access to some of the state's prime natural scenery.

Residents love to hang out at Cumberland Pond to go fishing or canoeing, and birdwatchers from the surrounding areas flock here as well due to the area's abundant wildlife. Additionally, residents and visitors from around the state enjoy the Peaslee Wildlife Management Area, one of the state's primary places to hunt game. Those living in Cumberland can also explore the nearby Manumuskin River Preserve, the largest of its kind in the state. Flowing through diverse environments like white cedar bogs, salt marshes, and the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens, Manumuskin River and its course are perhaps the county's most intriguing attraction. Nearby Millville also features the Glasstown Arts District, for those residents who cannot resist the call of the arts.

Housing and Transportation in Cumberland

Due to its rural location, residents in Cumberland, New Jersey, don't rely on public transportation and generally travel via car for work or play; the community is only an hour's drive from the large and lively metropolises of Philadelphia, PA, and Atlantic City, NJ. Cumberland real estate includes mainly single-family homes, although some condos and apartments are available as well. Homes for sale in Cumberland are often on Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road or Route 49—a New Jersey highway that runs through and provides convenient access to Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May counties.


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  • The close-knit coastal countryside community provides a refreshing pace of life that is peaceful and calm.
  • Cumberland Pond offers residents the opportunity to go fishing, canoeing, and bird watching without being too far from home.
  • Peaslee Wildlife Management Area is the place to be for outdoor fun throughout the year. Listen to the sound of hooting owls in the winter, admire the beauty of migrating butterflies in the spring, stop and smell the wildflowers in the summer, or go for a canoe ride in the fall.


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