JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ - Nearby Cities

    Brown Mills, NJ
    Located about 5.5 miles from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military base, Brown Mills is located in Burlington County and offers convenient housing opportunities to active-duty military and their families when they are looking for permanent housing off post. The city is also known for its many cranberry bogs which were cultivated after the production of iron had taken its toll on the neighboring landscape.

    Homes for sale in the area are range from $359,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home to $399,000 for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Most real estate is rural and includes wide open acreage as part of the purchase price.Rental units are approximately $1200 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with 4+ bedrooms running as high as $2200 per month.Temporary lodging is available through hotels such as the Red Carpet Inn offering on-site swimming pools and free breakfast for around $55 a night.

    Besides the production of cranberries, another staple for the Browns Mill area is blueberries. Whitesbog, the cranberry research facility, became the next blueberry producer and the owner, Elizabeth White, helped organize the New Jersey Blueberry Cooperative Association. Today, the plant cultivates both cranberries and blueberries in a rising economic venture.

    Crestwood Village, NJ
    Crestwood Village has a population of 8,400 people and is located in Ocean County, New Jersey, about 18 miles from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. With its close proximity to the military base, Crestwood Village is a convenient community for those personnel who want a short commute to work.

    Median house prices for homes in the area are $97,000 with a median rent in the $663 range for a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit. About 5% of the people in Crestwood Village are renters.Nearby hotels offer temporary lodging in local Quality or Comfort Inns on Toms River. The rates per night run between $75 and $82. Beach access is available within 1-2 blocks.

    Other nearby attractions include the Ocean City Mall and the Seaside Boardwalk. Ocean City College is also within a few miles of the city as is the Meadowlands Sports Complex offering recreational activities for all ages. Atlantic City is only 40 miles away, and the International Airport is about an hour's drive.

    New Egypt, NJ
    Located just 6.5 miles from the Fort McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military installation, New Egypt is a prime location for military personnel and their families to locate homes for sale or rent.

    Homes for sale average about $225,000 for a 3 bedroom, 1 bath dwelling, with a smaller 2 bedroom, 1 bath home selling for $199,700. Rental properties in the area run $845 and $1320 per month depending on the number of bedroom/bathrooms per unit. Temporary lodging is available nearby in hotels such as the Residence Inn which offers an indoor pool and a fitness center. Other amenities such as tennis and horseback riding are also available.

    Local attractions in include the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, and the Albert Music Hall. Water sports outlets are plentiful offering numerous recreational activities, such as baseball fields, football fields, a basketball court, and a softball field. The town is also home to six churches which offer varied worship services for most denominations.

    Trenton, NJ
    Trenton is the capital of New Jersey and has a population of 82,883 people as of the 2008 census. The region was settled by Quakers who fled persecution in England and settled in North America to find a place to exercise their religious freedom. George Washington had his first military victory here during the American Revolutionary War. Located just 19 miles from JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Trenton service as a primary hospital facility during the earlier wars. One of the main attractions downtown is the government building which is the last remaining British Army barracks from the Revolutionary War.

    Homes for sale in Trenton average approximately $131,000. Many new neighborhoods do have homes for sale in the $250,000 range. Rental properties range from $870 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit to $1265 for a two bedroom 2 bath unit. Temporary lodging is available through such hotels as the Metropolitan and the Hawthorn Suites. Rooms range from $47 to $135 a night depending on amenities.

    Bristol, PA
    Bristol is located about 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and about 22 miles from the JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst military installation. It is one of the oldest boroughs in Pennsylvania dating back to the 1600s. During World War II, the Bristol shipyards were used to build airplanes.With historic and restored homes throughout the town, the housing opportunities are unique for those looking to buy a home here.

    Homes for sale range from $129,000 to $239,000 depending on number of bedrooms and acreage included. Older homes with large porches are very common in the community and offer an old-world charm to new home buyers.Rental units range from $525 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit to $636 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 978 square foot unit.Temporary lodging is available at local hotels such as the Days Inn and the Village Lodge. Free internet access and continental breakfast are some of the amenities offered.

    Major attractions in the area are the Bristol Riverside Theatre and the Margaret R. Grundy Library. Bristol is also home to the King George II Inn, the oldest continuously run inn in the United States. Many festivals are held throughout the year including free concerts offering entertainment venues for all ages and preferences.

    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth largest city in the United States. Located just 32 miles from JB Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst military installation, Philadelphia offers all the entertainment venues of the big city and is only 46 miles from New York. Philadelphia is better known as the the "City of Brotherly Love" as that is the actual Greek translation of its name.

    Homes for sale in the area are plentiful and have a median listing price of $300,000 with outskirting areas of Philadelphia falling into the $209,000 price range.Rental units are available for $785 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit, and $900 for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit. Hotels in the area are many and varied including the Sheraton and the Best Western.Prices range from $189 to $107 a night, respectively.

    Philadelphia offers many attractions such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The city has a prominent role in music over the years and boasts the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Academy of Music as well as the Pennsylvania Ballet. The city is alive with great cuisine, eclectic entertainment, and profound historical significance.