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In the 18th century New Milford was basically farmland. Demarest Crossing was an important trading center and seaport. River Road is probably one of the oldest streets in Bergen County and one of the least altered. New Milford was known for wheat it was their principal crop along with buckwheat and corn. Cabbage was grown for sauerkraut and as fodder for cattle and hogs. Wild hemp grew hardily in the woods and was used for rope, hats, baskets, mats, wall covering and roofing. Flax tobacco and watermelon also grew in hardy crops. Today New Milford, New Jersey, is in Bergen County, which is 6 miles West of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles North of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area. The town is named after another place in Pennsylvania called Milford. New Milford would be considered central New Jersey. Many young families move to Central New Jersey but more specifically New Milford because of the family orientated communities, home prices, property taxes, property sizes, crime rates and amazing school districts. But the main vocal point why so many new families are looking to move to New Milford is because how close it is to Manhattan but it's far enough that you're surrounded by trees and lakes. The majority of homes that are being developed and rented are single family homes, which sit on a good amount of property where there is plenty of privacy and room for kids to run around and play. With being so close to New York City many New Jersey residents commute to Manhattan by Bus and by Train. New Jersey Transit bus route 167 offers service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, with local service offered on the 753, 756, 762, and 772 bus routes through New Milford. Coach USA's Rockland Coaches offers service on the 11C and 25 routes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station and on the 21T to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Commuter rail service is provided by New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line, with service at River Edge and New Bridge Landing stations, which are available across the Hackensack River in River Edge. The Pascack Valley Line offers two-way weekday and weekend service to and from Hoboken Terminal, and connecting service to Penn Station via Secaucus Junction. The average time travel to Midtown would be approximately 40 60 minutes. The school district is made up between four Public Schools. There are two Elementary Schools, Gibbs Elementary School and Berkley Elementary School. One Middle School, David E. Owens Middle School and one High School, New Milford High School. In September 2014 New Jersey Monthly Magazine was the cover story on the Top Public High School using a new ranking methodology. It ranked 169th in all of New Jersey which has over 300 plus High Schools.

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