Medford Lakes Community Profile
Medford Lakes, New Jersey, was established as an independent municipality in 1939, and started, believe it or not, as a resort! The concept of the resort was to build several cabins of log so they would be durable in both winter and summer. Those cabins, scattered throughout the area and blending in with the pine trees and lakes, soon became a year-round community – which eventually lead to Medford Lakes becoming it’s own community.
To this day, Medford Lakes still has the highest concentration of log cabins in the world - 150 cabins. Located in Burlington County, it is part of the Pinelands. We have 22 lakes throughout our area, over 1500 homes, and are proud of our “small town” heritage. Everyone in Medford Lakes knows each other and we are a very close-knit community.
The Medford Lakes Public School District serves school-aged children in Medford Lakes, and is led by Superintendent of Schools J.J. Lynch Ed.D. The school district is pleased to exceed the New Jersey curriculum standards for education, and is proud to offer higher education services to gifted students through the GATE Program. The Medford Lakes Public School District serves children up to eighth grade at Nokomis Elementary School and Neeta Elementary School.
High school residents of Medford Lakes attend Shawnee High School, which is part of Lenape Regional High School District, for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Besides Medford Lakes, the Lenape school district serves seven other municipalities and describes itself as a leader in progressive education.
According to Neighborhood Scout, Medford Lakes is among one of the safest communities in New Jersey. Its crime index is estimated at 97 percent, meaning it is safer than approximately 84 percent of all the cities in the country. An individual’s chances of becoming a victim of a crime in Medford are about 1 in 10,000 compared to about 1 in 324 throughout the state of New Jersey. City Data estimates that Medford has about 80 crimes per year, none of which are deemed violent.
Median Housing Prices
The median cost of homes in Medford is approximately $292, 400. Single-family, detached properties make up the majority of housing choices, and only 7% of our population is renters. The median rental amount in Medford Lakes is $820.
Entertainment and Recreation
Golfers can experience Medford Lakes Country Club, a private golf club offering members memorable dining experiences, challenging golf courses, golf lessons, and tournaments.
The Medford Lakes Athletic Association hosts sports throughout the seasons in Medford Lakes. Adults and children alike can register and learn how to play baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and more through this great program right here in Medford Lakes!
Residents also enjoy the Jersey Shore, attractions throughout Philadelphia, and are within a reasonable driving distance to experience the sights and sounds of New York City.
Built in 1963, John’s Barber Shop is a family-owned barber shop located in Medford Lakes, offering leather chairs, a comfortable setting, and a warm environment to all who stop in for a great haircut. Historic Medford Village is a short drive from Medford Lakes, and offers one-of-a-kind shops and dining experiences. A beautiful consignment shop is also located in Medford Lakes, called Ivy Green Consignment Boutique. Located on Trading Post Way, this consignment shop offers clothing, totes, shoes and more at unbeatable prices!
Restaurants throughout Medford Lakes include P.J. Whelihan’s, which is an expansive pub offering their famous wings, burgers, salads, entrees and desserts. Patrons can also travel to Medford for a unique and memorable Italian meal at Femmina Italian Grill offers not only lunch and dinner, but also caters and hosts parties.