West Milford, NJ may be a huge town but is has all the character of a small town where everyone knows everyone. Most people who grow up there never leave, why would they want to, it’s absolutely beautiful. Originally a summer vacation resort area the town still maintains that relaxing slow paced life of an era gone by. There is no need to go through West Milford to get anywhere except if you live there so there is no such thing as rush hour traffic and traffic lights are almost non existent. It’s the type of area most people stay on their summer vacations. The multiple lakes and parks make it a hidden treasure in northern NJ where most towns are quickly becoming vastly over populated and over developed. There is still abundant wildlife, our water sources are uncontaminated and pollution doesn’t exist.
Contrary to popular belief it is not full of toothless rednecks and uneducated morons that all drive jacked up pick-up trucks or cars that are rusting apart at the seams. Agreed, there are some rednecks, bars do out number churches, Harley’s are abundant and the exhaust on any form of transportation is rated on a scale of the louder the better. But it is not in anyway some back woods hick town filled with trailer parks and deteriorating houses, and no, wife beaters are not considered black tie. In fact it is probably one of the more expensive areas in northern NJ to purchase a home. The taxes are astronomical especially if you live on the lake but that just helps to keep the lower income element from moving in and ruining the scenery. It is a town whose population is 90% Caucasian the language spoken is still English and the residents are a mix of blue and white collar hard working, tax paying, proud Americans!
West Milford, NJ encompasses a few towns in its Township, Hewitt, parts of Newfoundland, Greenwood Lake and Upper Greenwood Lake. And yet with all that acreage and all those residents crime is almost unheard of.
Average income West Milford NJ = $61,000.00 per two person household = less encrouchingwelfarecandidates