New Jersey's Cities, Economy, and Sports
The State of New Jersey is known for quite a few things. It is known as the Diner Capital of the World, home to more than 500 diners. It is also known for having the largest population within the smallest area in the county. The state is only about 150 miles in length and 70 miles wide, for a total of less than nine thousand square miles. The population nearing nine million people puts an average of 1,000 residents in each square mile. Even with the high population density, you can still find Land for Sale in New Jersey.
Franklin Twp., NJ 8802
Mendham, NJ 7945
Columbus, NJ 8022
Edison, NJ 8820
Edison Twp., NJ 8820
Colts Neck, NJ 7722
New Jersey Numbers
Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, but with only 85,000 people, it is far from the most populous area. Newark has the most residents with close to 283,000. Jersey City comes in second with 243,300. Important to New Jersey economy is its production of chemicals with pharmaceuticals having the largest niche. Shampoos, lotions, detergents, and industrial chemicals are also produced. Food processing is an important industry including bakery goods, roasted coffee, confectionery products, fruits, meats, and vegetables.
The state leads the way in catching and harvesting clams. Other seafood products include blue crab, lobster, flounder, and mackerel.
Horses play a part in the state economy as well, contributing more than $600 million each year. Both pleasure horses and racehorses play a part in this while providing various forms of recreation.
And while only about 17% of New Jersey land is dedicated to agriculture, it is key to the production of horticulture products including poinsettias, roses, chrysanthemums, and geraniums. Commercial sod is also grown, and New Jersey plays an important role in asparagus production, as well as bell peppers and eggplant, endive, lettuce, and spinach. Cranberries and blueberries are also grown. Our NJ properties for sale here offer amazing commercial and residential properties with acreage for you to grow these amazing fruits, vegetables, and plants on your own!
While New Jersey doesn't claim any major league sports teams, the New York Jets and New York Giants football teams, as well as the New York Red Bulls soccer team, are all based in New Jersey with home games played in the Garden State.To be close to these sports teams and more, shop houses for sale in New Jersey here at Land Broker Co-op.
New Jersey Land and Geography
If you are looking for NJ Property for Sale you will have a variety of terrain to choose from. Nearly one-half, or 45%, of New Jersey is covered in forest. The southern portion of the state lies in the Atlantic Coastal Plain with gently rolling hills. Salt marshes can be found toward the Atlantic Coast along with meadows and shallow lagoons. Most of the farmland is in the southwest along the Delaware River with about 822,000 acres dedicated to farming.
The mean elevation of the state is approximately 250' above sea level. The highest natural point, named High Point, sits at 1,803'.
When looking for houses for Sale NJ you may find it helpful to know the state is divided into 21 counties. The northernmost county, Sussex County which was named for Sussex, England, is home to an inactive volcano. The Beemerville Volcano has been dormant for some 440 million years. In recent years, the land for sale in New Jersey here has become higher in demand with housing built up close to the summit.
But, Sussex County is not the only place with land for sale in New Jersey. The NJ Property for Sale includes small amounts of acreage prime for development in many areas. Listings of 10-20 acres can be found, especially in the forested areas or farm areas. Equine ranches are sometimes on the market, as are other types of land for farming, and recreational land for hunting and/or fishing.
Some Interesting New Jersey Facts
New Jersey has some firsts, as well as other quirky facts. Cape May along the coast is considered America's first resort area. Atlantic City has the world's longest boardwalk and is where the first Miss American Beauty Pageant was held in 1921. The first baseball game was played in Hoboken. The first drive-in movie theater was in Camden, and the first submarine ride was taken in the Passaic River.
The state was crucial in the Revolutionary War with more battles fought here than in any other colony. Strategic points in the war were the battles of Trenton and Princeton. Alexander Hamilton lost his duel to Aaron Burr in Weehawken, New Jersey.
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There is no doubt that New Jersey has played an important part in US history and remains a popular state today. When looking for available land for sale in New Jersey, browse the listings here on LandBroker Co-op. If you are an agent or broker with land listings you'd like to share here, contact us today and let's get you started!