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    JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ Local Information

    Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst is in central New Jersey and not particularly near any one major city; Philadelphia and Trenton are about an hour away; New York City is about an hour and a half away. The base has several nearby towns and townships, including North Hanover (inside base lines), New Hanover, Brown Mills, Wrightstown, Cookstown, Pemberton, Pemberton Township, and New Egypt. The largest of these is Pemberton Township, which is like local sub-county, population about 28,000, spread out among a lot of little towns, generally between one and eight thousand people each.

    The joint base county is Burlington County, population about 450,000, and Ocean County, population about 580,000. The average commute in Burlington County is about 28 minutes, and the average commute in Ocean County about 31 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Burlington-Ocean county area ranges from $800 to $1,300 per month, with a median of $950 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Burlington County is about $314,000, and in Ocean County about $284,000 compared to $430,000 for New Jersey.

    Description of the Area: Central New Jersey is in a rolling plains area, with broken woods and fields, generally fairly green in the warm part of the year. This is not the most active place in New Jersey, but it is pretty centrally located in a fairly small state, on the northern side of South Jersey, and inland of the Delaware River Valley.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid, warm climate, moderated by its northern place along the Atlantic seaboard. Winter temperatures range from the low 40s to low 20s and summer temperatures from high 80s to mid-60s. The area has four seasons, with moderate snow in winter, occasional thunderstorms in spring and summer, and good leaf viewing in fall. Rain is consistent throughout the year, with about 4-5 inches a month.