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About New Jersey

Lakefront Living in New Jersey

When someone says New Jersey, lakefront real estate may not be the first thing that pops into your mind. New Jersey is the fourth smallest state, after all. However, this 14,000 square mile state features over 400 publicly accessible lakes and on them are some of the best lakefront homes for sale in the country. Lakehouse.com features nearly 1,000 such properties, and finding the lake house of your dreams has never been easier. Whether you're looking for a beautiful abode to retire in, a summer home for the whole family, or a lively lake community to make your new home, you can find it in New Jersey.

Plant Roots in the Garden State

Benjamin Franklin compared New Jersey to barrel full of good things to eat, tapped at both ends by Pennsylvania and New York. New Jersey gets its Garden State name from being a leading producer of cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes. Moreover, the climate is the mildest in the northeast, thanks to being flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Delaware River. Having a mild climate and being a great culinary destination are just a few of New Jersey's claims to fame. Beyond this, the state is ranked #1 for raising children and #2 for most land dedicated to parks. As the third state to join the union in 1787, it's also jam-packed with arts, culture, and history. If all that weren't enough, it's lakes are some of the best in the United States.

Endless Possibilities

From leafy parks and historical sites to artsy downtowns with breweries and cafes, New Jersey has it all. There may be no state more convenient than New Jersey. New Jersey offers easy access to New York City and Philadelphia, and with that all of the major tourist attractions and professional sports teams. The Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia 76ers are just across the bridge, but the New York Giants and New York Jets actually play in New Jersey, at MetLife Stadium. The major cities in New Jersey certainly have their own charm, too. Newark, the largest city in New Jersey, is home to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which hosts world-class artists year round, the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, and of course, the world famous Ellis Island, with ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty. Trenton is the capital of New Jersey, a quieter city along the Delaware River, where George Washington famously turned the tide in the Revolutionary War with a suprise attack on a garrison on Hessian mercenaries. Today, the city has a population of about 80,000, and directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Fortunately for you, nothing in New Jersey is far from a beautiful lake. Lakefront homes for sale can be found throughout the Garden State, including lakes near New York City, lakes near Philadephia, and lakes near Newark. Some of the best lakes in New Jersey include Lake Hopatcong, the largest freshwater body in New Jersey and great for water sports of all kinds, or Upper Greenwood Lake, a stunning mountain-fed lake just north of Newark that hugs up to the Appalachian Trail. If not, riverfront property for sale in New Jersey is also a great option. Toms River offers gorgeous riverfront property up and down, and is also just between New York and Philadelphia.

New New Jersey Lake Real Estate (Latest 10)

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),East Brunswick, New Jersey image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in East Brunswick, New Jersey

This stunning 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom custom-built colonial ...
Home 4 4.0  
$1,000,000   Sq Ft: 4340   Year: 1993    Acres: 2.060   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Marlton Lakes, New Jersey image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Marlton Lakes, New Jersey

Serenely located on a picturesque, .78 acre corner lot in an ...
Home 4 3.0  
$589,900   Sq Ft: 3435   Year: 1972    Acres: 0.780   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Marlton, New Jersey image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Marlton, New Jersey

Serenely located on a picturesque, .78 acre corner lot in an ...
Waterfront Home 4 3.0  
$589,900   Sq Ft: 3435   Year: 1972    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Lake Lackawanna,Byram Township, New Jersey image photo picture

Lake Lackawanna Home for sale in Byram Township, New Jersey

Open floor plan, beautifully renovated lakefront home on level ...
Home 3 2.0  
$675,000   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 1940    Acres: 0.260   

Home for sale on Little Egg Harbor,Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey image photo picture

Little Egg Harbor Home for sale in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey

Welcome to this oversized property boasting over 1/3 of an acre ...
Waterfront Home 4 4.0  
$714,000   Sq Ft: 2600   Year: 1979    Acres: 0.000   

Townhome/Townhouse for sale on Raritan Bay ,South Amboy, New Jersey image photo picture

Raritan Bay Townhome/Townhouse for sale in South Amboy, New Jersey

Discover the ultimate outdoor oasis with this rare end unit ...
Waterfront Townhome/Townhouse 2 3.0  
$549,000   Sq Ft: 1885   Year: 2006    Acres: 0.020   

Home for sale on Lakes Bay ,Ventnor, New Jersey image photo picture

Lakes Bay Home for sale in Ventnor, New Jersey

Waterfront new construction!!! Custom built 3-story single ...
Waterfront Home 6 6.0  
$2,650,000   Sq Ft: 3535   Year: 2022    Acres: 0.000   

Lot for sale on Barnegat Bay ,Toms River, New Jersey image photo picture

Barnegat Bay Lot for sale in Toms River, New Jersey

$299,000 Acres: 0.140   

Condo for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Lakewood, New Jersey image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Condo for sale in Lakewood, New Jersey

Well-maintained Regency End Unit in 55+ Gated Community, only ...
Condo 2 2.0  
$239,900   Sq Ft: 1490   Year: 1972    Acres: 0.040   

Home for sale on Crandon Lake,Stillwater Twp., New Jersey image photo picture

Crandon Lake Home for sale in Stillwater Twp., New Jersey

Home 3 2.0  
$450,000   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.500   

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