Millville : New jersey


What It Is Like to Retire in Millville

Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County, with a population of 28,400 (2010 census), was built around the Maurice River in the late 1700’s.  The town was named for the many mills and factories that sprung up due to its location on the river, among the many surrounding forests.  Another natural resource, silica sand, was abundant and led to the beginning of the glass industry here, of which the town is still proud of and celebrates today.  During the past several years, Millville has undergone major restorations and development of its scenic riverfront and downtown areas which include shops, restaurants, art galleries and studios.  Photo of Millville's First Bank Building, now used by the Millville Historical Society, on the NRHP since November 20, 1980, and photo of The Levoy Theater-the old Levoy Theater, built on the same site, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Smallbones (public domain)


Where to Retire in Millville and Home Prices reports the median home value in late 2021, was $180,321. There are active adult communities in Millville (see link on left).


What Is Special about Millville

Millville is a small town with a river that runs through it and is surrounded by forests; it has a an art district featuring galleries and museums which houses Early American glass collections;  the city of Philadelphia is just 45 miles away, and Atlantic City approximately 35 miles away.


What Is Not Special about Millville

The average temperature in January is only in the 30's; high taxes; high crime rate


Who Will Like Retirement in Millville

Retirees who want to live in a small town but with access to large cities such as Philadelphia, NYC, and Washington DC. Those interested in Motorsports would also enjoy Millville as it hosts several annual races.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing and Public Administration


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 32 degrees, with an average July temperature of 76 degrees. Millville receives an average of 12 inches of snow each winter.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Millville is home to the Glasstown Arts District that is made up of many art galleries and studios; WheatonArts and Cultural Center houses a collection of early American glass along with classes and working glass artists.  The Levoy Theatre is a perfoming arts center first built in 1908, and recently restored; Millville Army Air Field Museum is the site of the first US Defense airport used during WWII.



The crime rate in Millville is twice the national average.


Medical Facilities

South Jersey Health Care is in Vineland, about 7 miles away.



Atlantic City International Airport is about 30 miles away.


Valuable Links

Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce

Glasstown Arts District

Wheaton Arts

The Levoy Theater


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