Right at the heart of Gloucester County is Mantua Township, a cozy community of almost 15,000 residents within about 16 square miles. Like its neighbor, East Greenwich, Mantua’s origins stem from New Jersey Legislature, when a signed act took parts of Greenwich Township in 1853.
The origin of Mantua’s name is in question among various groups. Some say the township was named after Mantua, Italy, while others say it’s inspired by a sub-tribe of the Lenape Native Americans. However, the most accepted theory is that Mantua got its name from Mantua Creek as it’s on an elevated plain looking down upon Mantua Creek.
Mantua is located conveniently close to Philadelphia (about 16 miles) and other major centers in the area, which is why many consider the township as the ideal, family-friendly suburb in which to live.
What’s in Mantua?
- Four green spaces, namely Chestnut Branch Park and Ceres Park, both located along Main Street, McCarson Park in the Sewell area, and Tall Pines State Preserve, which is a fine place to go bird-watching.
- The Pitman Golf Course, which has an 18-hole golf course that also serves as the stage for the annual Witches of East Greenwich Golf Tournament. Pitman Golf Course also has other facilities, such as a driving range and even an on-site restaurant and bar.
- Resident also enjoy Tall Pines State Preserve on the border with Deptford Township, which encompasses 111 acres with 4 miles of trails, and is the first state park in Gloucester County.
- A variety of well-ranking public schools to choose from, managed by Mantua Township School District and Clearview Regional High School District. Students also have the option to apply to Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell.
Homes for Sale in Mantua, NJ
Living in Mantua, you get to be within driving distance to the sea and the mountains. Most of all, you get to fully explore what Mantua real estate has to offer. Homes for sale in Mantua, NJ range from single-family homes and luxury properties to multi-family dwellings, condos, and townhomes.
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